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Debbie Ducommun

I can answer any questions about pet rats, but you will probably be able find answers to simple questions more quickly on my website at If you have a life-threatening emergency you can try calling me at 530-899-0605. I am not usually on the computer on the weekend.

Irene Murphy

I can answer a variety of questions regarding adoption and care of pet rats throughout their lifetimes, including questions about their health and well being, temperment, diet, bedding, cages, toys, etc. I will try to answer your questions to the best of my ability in a timely manner and I have an abundant amount of resources to help me to help you with your pet rats. I love rattie pictures, so include pics with your question if you can. You may ask me medical questions, but please be advised that I am not a vet. I may use my resources to answer some medical questions, however, I will need to refer you to your local vet with medical questions that I feel I am not qualified to address.

Sandra Beasley

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New to AllExperts as of December 03,2006. I'm looking forward to helping you with your Pet Rat questions. I've had experience in all areas of care so I can answer questions on wild rats, the history of pet rats, training and behavior, rats in the media (care books, fiction, movies, on the internet), Holistic care as well as health issues, breeding, sexing babies, types of rats, colors of rats, general care, food and treats, cages, bedding, toys and entertainment, etc. I cannot possibly know everything about pet rats but I have some very reliable resources to help me answer your questions. I cannot answer questions on genetics. I still go by phenotype to identify my rats. My website: Sandra Beasley and the Spaz Rats

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2016-11-27 Gout?:

Hi Nicole,  Has she been having this problem with her hands since the surgery? Or is it more recent?  Have you tried giving her an anti-flammatory? At home you can give ibuprofen at 60 mg/lb twice a day

2016-11-17 worms?:

You don't usually see the pinworms in rats, even if they have them. They pretty much get them from their mom. If you want, or if they cause problems you can treat them with moxidectin as for mites as I

2016-11-17 worms?:

Hi Isabel,  What shape were the worms? Rats can have 2 different kinds of worms. Pinworms are long and slender with mostly pointed ends. Tapeworms are shorter and squared off on the ends. Most rats have

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Hi Isabel,  Rats jump around when they are in a playful mood, so it is probably that. I suggest you follow the instructions in the article called Trust Training on my website at to make

2016-11-15 My white rat:

Hi.  So sorry for my delayed response.  Seizures can be caused by several conditions, for example epilepsy.  A good idea would be to take her to a vet to determine the cause of the seizures so the cause

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