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 Charlotte, I'm so sorry for your loss. The sudden death of a young rat is most commonly caused by a sudden severe bacterial infection. Sometimes it comes on so quickly you don't have time to notice
Hi Aya, A bad smell is usually caused by a bacterial infection. This could be in her mouth or in her nasal cavity. I recommend getting her on amoxicillin. See the info below. I recommend keeping her on
I understand. It is common for the skin over a large benign mammary tumor to break down, but this usually does not seem to cause the rat any discomfort, or cause any serious problems. I recommend letting
Hi Lu, How long will you be gone on holiday? It is definitely not time to euthanize her yet. Is it that you can't afford to have them surgically removed? Deb
Hi Rachel, It could be she was not as well socialized as her sisters, or she just has a more suspicious dominant personality, which needed more socialization than she got. Or, she could have too much
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