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.
I have been "The Rat Lady" since 1985 and am recognized as one of the world's experts on pet rats. I have 3 published books and already answer lots of questions about rats daily.
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I am a monthly columnist for Pet Business magazine, and my writing has appeared in other magazines. I have 3 published books.
BA in Animal Behavior
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Hi Greta, I'm not sure what this could be from, but whenever there is something wrong with a rat, I recommend starting amoxicillin, in case the cause is a secondary bacterial infection. See the info
Hi Kellilyn, I'm sorry to hear about your boy's injury. Seems like if the hip was dislocated, this is something the vet would have discovered. I wonder if the vet would be willing to do a recheck for
Hi Amanda, If your cage is big enough, you can certainly adopt a couple of neutered boys. BTW, maybe if you tell your vet that I am not a vet, and I do spays all the time, it would encourage him to
Hi Lyndsey, Here is some info you can discuss with your vet. Deb Based on my 30 years of experience, for a rat who is sick, no matter the symptoms, amoxicillin is the first treatment I recommend.
I do not recommend amputation. It just tends to cause more problems than it solves. Did the hind leg paralysis come on gradually or suddenly? Maybe a chiropractor could help. See more below. Also, be
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