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Debbie Ducommun

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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 www.ratfanclub.org/helpfinfo.html. 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

U.S.
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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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2016-06-27 Rat Chewing Bars of Cage:

Hi Marie-Claire,  She is doing this because she wants out of the cage, that's all. If possible, you might try putting a board up in front of the cage when she does it to "punish" her by removing the opportunity

2016-06-27 HELP! rat has swollen belly! might need vet?!:

I recommend you print out the antibiotic info I sent you to take with you to the vet, since not all vets know rats can have amoxicillin. Most vets want to give just Baytril, which is good for treating

2016-06-27 HELP! rat has swollen belly! might need vet?!:

Hi Isabel,  Does her poop look normal? Are you sure the thick yellow liquid came out of her urethra, or could it have come out of her vagina?  You can buy antibiotics for her yourself, although if you

2016-06-27 rats swollen belly:

Hi Isabel, luckily, I happened to check my email before I called it a night.  Absolutely, you need to get her to a good vet, one who has experience n treating rats.  I would not hesitate another day!

2016-06-26 swollen neck on one side:

I do not recommend surgery for this type of cancer because it will only leave an open wound that won't heal. Because it has gotten bigger quickly, it just might be a simple abscess, and in that case it

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