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 Carla, You can't really judge the age of a rat by the size of his testicles. They can be huge even at a young age, and they can also be smaller at any age. They can also retract them into their abdomen
Hi Brittnee, I'm so sorry to hear your rat is so sick. You have done a great job getting her to almost 4 years of age! If you think it is time to euthanize her, and it sounds like it might be, you will
Hi Kaylee, With a female of this age a pituitary tumor must be considered, but usually the symptoms would progress rapidly, so if she has been like this for 3 months, it's probably not a pituitary tumor
Hi Erin, I recommend you get her on amoxicillin for a secondary infection. This is almost always the first treatment I recommend trying. See more info below. Deb For a rat who is sick, no matter the
ADDITIONAL NOTE: I do not think neutering would help with penile cancer. So, at this point, since you don't know the cause, I do not recommend neutering him. Deb I don't think I would ever describe
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