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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

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.

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.

Recent Answers

2016-02-01 Night time pet rat:

Hi Adam, actually, I have never gotten this question before.  But I do know the answer!      I want to say first that it is wise of you to consider this before you adopt another rat.   Yes, it is possible

2016-01-28 sick rat.:

Hi. I'm so sorry your girl is suffering.  Your girl is only a year old!!  That is NOT old for a rat.  It's mid life...comparable to approximately a 40 year old human.  Rats generally live for 2 to 3 years

2016-01-27 Aging rat:

Okay, good job!  If it's going to work the symptoms should improve within 2-3 days.  If it does work you need to continue the treatment for at least 2-3 weeks.  If it doesn’t work then you need to try

2016-01-26 Aging rat:

Are you sure you can't find it in locally in a feed store or pet shop?  The others you have to get from a vet.    When you mix up the amoxi according to the info I sent you, the dose is 0.3 ml/lb twice

2016-01-26 Aging rat:

Hi Usha,  I'm sorry to hear Wilfred is sick. This is not normal aging. He might have a severe secondary bacterial infection, so I recommend getting him on amoxicillin ASAP. See more info below.    It's

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