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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BA in Animal Behavior
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Hi Marissa, It is likely that they didn't actually eat it. Rats do a lot of chewing, but they don't always swallow what they chew on. If they did eat a piece, I don't know how long it would take to pass
Hi Anna, I'm so sorry for Milo's problems. I would suspect that he might have a blood clot in his spine that is causing the paralysis and some poor circulation. Other causes could be an injury to his
Hi Lauren, So, obviously your rat has free roam of your room, is that right? It could be that he is doing this because of the meds he is on. In my experience, pain medication is often not necessary for
Hi Paola, I'm sorry I didn't answer sooner. I meant to, but then forgot. I have never heard of rats doing this before. It is not normal rat behavior. Maybe there something in their environment that changes
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
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