Questions tagged [rat]

A highly-intelligent species of domesticated rodents. Commonly Rattus Norvegicus (Norway Rat), but the Black Rat (Rattus Rattus) is becoming popular.

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Face/Eye injury on a male adult rat

My boys apparently got in a fight today while I was gone and I came home to a decently bloody sight. I discovered the wound at 3:29 AM and it’s currently 4:46AM meaning that the vet doesn’t open for ...
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Why is my rat drooling and opening its mouth? Is it choking?

My rat is behaving oddly, opening her mouth and pulling back her ears. There is a thick, mucus-like liquid coming from her mouth. What could this be, and how can I help her?
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Black spots at base of rat's whiskers

My rat has developed dark spots at the base of her whiskers, her front claws seem to be dark too. They look like they might be dried blood, but I'd have expected her to have cleaned herself. Has ...