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.
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Hi Erika, This is definitely not a PT. Bulging eyes is a rare symptom for a PT, and it is always both eyes. (It is a side effect of the PT stimulating the thyroid gland.) I don't know if this is glaucoma
It looks malignant, but doesn't look like a mammary tumor. However, tamoxifen might help for other types of tumors as well. See this article http://www.ratfanclub.org/newcancertreat.html Yes, pain can
Hi Shannon, I'm sorry your old girl has problems. It could be her mammary tumor is malignant. Can you send me a piture? Tamoxifen can work well to shrink malignant mammary tumors. Yes, CHF is likely
Maybe you can train her to be less aggressive if you give her a timeout in a small bare cage every time she is. The problem is that you won't always be there. Spaying is not high risk as long as the
Hi Skye, Some female rats become aggressive as they become more mature. How old is she? She will probably need to be spayed to reduce the aggression. Deb
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