What is Mycoplasma in Rats?

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Virtually all pet rats in the United States are affected by a bacteria known as mycoplasma. This can cause a number of health problems, including breathing difficulties, pneumonia and a red discharge from the eyes, known … Read More

How to Use Fabric Bedding for Pet Rats

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Fabric is an economical, clean option for pet rat bedding, especially if you own “sphinx” or hairless rats. Fabric bedding has a number of benefits over traditional bedding materials such as woodchips and recycled paper bedding … Read More

Reasons to Avoid Bathing Your Rat in the Sink

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When bathing your rat or another small animal, including rabbits, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs, it’s important to avoid sticking the pet under running water of a faucet or shower spigot. There are several dangers associated … Read More

Safety Tips for Small Animals Who Live With Cats and Dogs

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Many animal lovers have different types of pets, but there are inherent risks if you own small pets like hamsters, rats, guinea pigs and rabbits, along with larger predatory animals like cats and dogs. I literally … Read More

How to Care for a Hairless Rat

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Hairless rats, also known as Sphinx rats, are very unique in appearance. They are virtually hairless (virtually, as most have varying degrees of hair on their nose, tail and so forth,) with extremely soft, sensitive skin. … Read More

How to Bathe a Rat

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Rats are very cat-like in that they’re meticulous self-groomers. Rats are extremely clean animals, but every once in a while, a bath is in order! Bathing will remove some of the oily, yellow build-up that accumulates … Read More

Caring for a Paralyzed Rat

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Hind limb paralysis is fairly commonplace in elderly rats, particularly males. There are a few areas where your aged pet will require some special care. The Rat’s Cage and Bedding It’s important to keep a paralyzed … Read More

Hind Limb Paralysis in Elderly Rats — Causes and Symptoms

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Hind limb paralysis is a fairly common problem in older rats, particularly males. Fortunately, the paralysis process is a gradual one and this allows the rat to compensate to his disability. As a result, most paralyzed … Read More

Hairless Rat Care

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Hairless rats are among the most unique pets a person can have. They look like little alien lifeforms, feel like warm raw chicken when held, and are certain to start a conversation with any houseguest brave … Read More

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