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Sandra Beasley


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

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.

Natasha Millikan

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returns 06/15/2015
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Irene Murphy

Maxed Out
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.

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2015-05-19 Tumours:

Hi Leah,  Mammary tumours are quite common in female rats. About half of them get them. And pituitary tumors, which are fatal, are also quite common. About 20% get them.  To help prevent these tumours

2015-05-17 Heavy congestion and wheezing:

Hi Cherie,  I recommend treating them with amoxicillin. See the info below.  Deb    Some beddings, notably pine and cedar shavings, which are toxic, and CareFRESH, which is dusty, can cause some rats to

2015-05-16 Does my rat have an eye infection?:

Hi Draya,  Sorry for the delay in my reply, I was out of town. You can try the colloidal silver, but eye infections are rare in rats. The usual cause for persistent porphyrin deposits around just one eye

2015-05-14 Strange rat croaking noise:

Hi Luke,  Your rat is wheezing. Go ahead and give him the antibiotic for myco.  I assume you have either doxycycline or Baytril? If it works be sure to give it for at least 6 weeks. If that doesn't work

2015-05-10 breeding:

Copulation can occur in a few seconds if yit's going to happen at all.  Females go into heat every 3 to 4 days.        The only thing you can do is to hope that pregnancy didn't result.   Mark the date

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