my daughters rat ran under the recliner with the foot pedestal out, in trying to get him out the pedestal was accidentally moved down some pinching his tail, he got scared and squeeled and also pulled himself away before we could correct it, he cut off about an inch of his tail but also pulled something long and white that looks like fibers intertwined out of his remaining tail, about 6 inches worth. What can we do? or what should be done? I have pictures if that will help. enter image description here

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    You should take your rat to a vet immediately – Allison C Jun 10 at 19:54
  • the closest vet is 2 hrs away....any suggestions while I try to contact them, have you ever seen this before? do you know what this can do? what kind of injury this is considered? is it possibly the tendons? – Rebecca Dillinger Jun 10 at 20:01
  • i contacted the vet office, 2 hrs away, waiting for the vet to call back. has anyone seen this before. please help. my daughter is so upset, afraid he is going to die. he is not using one of his feet now and is just laying and not acting normal at all. – Rebecca Dillinger Jun 10 at 20:10
  • anyone? vet 2 hrs away is booked and has emergencies already this evening and cannot see him. trying another. does anyone have any advice. please help. – Rebecca Dillinger Jun 10 at 20:50
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    Serious injury is an emergency case, please get to the nearest vet that can handle emergencies. At a minimum, get one on the phone for help. This is not a good place for fast answers. – Allison C Jun 10 at 21:22

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