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 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
Hi Amanda, Probably the interactions with the cats are not causing too much stress to your rats. I would be worried if they were hiding from the rats. I assume you let your rats out to play when the cats
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