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by deansfreckles
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Zymbal's gland or something else? (pics attached)
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Zymbal's gland or something else? (pics attached)

I'm sorry to say I think his quality of life is so low that pts asap is the best course of action. :( Yes that looks exactly like a ZGT, and these are not operable - the vet may have just removed the abscess that forms on top of the tumour, but it's continued growing in any case. Thank you so much ...
by deansfreckles
Tue Nov 17, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Zymbal's gland or something else? (pics attached)
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Zymbal's gland or something else? (pics attached)

Hi all, Been a few years since I've visited this lovely site... I've been continuing to raise rats and have had almost 15 of them since my first few posts! Unfortunately one of my current boys has me outrageously worried right now with something I've only heard second hand nightmares about, and neve...
by deansfreckles
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.
Replies: 11
Views: 2901

Re: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.

I know I haven't posted in a month but I just really wanted to post an update on how Rocky was doing. Poor baby was sent to the rainbow bridge this morning :( He's been going downhill steadily over the passed month, but this passed weekend was just so incredibly horrible. He stopped eating ad drinki...
by deansfreckles
Wed May 20, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.
Replies: 11
Views: 2901

Re: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.

@ElizabethW Thank you soooo much!! He's been getting all sorts of spoiled. Okay so I finally have (something of a) diagnosis!! Turns out the eye isn't the problem itself, it's just the symptom of a bigger problem :( I took him to my other vet this morning for a second opinion (she's slightly more ex...
by deansfreckles
Thu May 14, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.
Replies: 11
Views: 2901

Re: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.

Really wanted to post again when I had a bit of good news, but nothing ever seems to be that easy :sad: Oh my goodness..Rocky has had quite the passed 24 hours. I got home from work last night to see the entire right side of his face coated in red. My first thought was that his eye had ruptured, so ...
by deansfreckles
Mon May 11, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.
Replies: 11
Views: 2901

Re: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.

I just got back from the vet!!! I told her what you guys said (thank you for the replies by the way!) and she said it was definitely a possibility. My Jimmy has a suspected pituitary tumor too (no way to officially diagnose until the PM or super expensive cranial x-rays) and she said every rat could...
by deansfreckles
Sun May 10, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.
Replies: 11
Views: 2901

Eye problem? Very cloudy and no response to touch.

Last week I took my Rocky to the vet for what I suspected was overgrown teeth. He wasn't letting me get a good look at them, and they looked rather crooked when I tried; he was having serious trouble eating. He would go to eat, but it would just keep nudging over to the left, and when I had yogurt, ...
by deansfreckles
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Collapsed lung? (x-rays included)
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Re: Collapsed lung? (x-rays included)

Oh no!! What a poor kid :( I'm glad he was able to live comfortably until the end! I didn't know rats could take albuterol!

Here's the other picture I was talking about:

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She said the right lung is the one that's collapsed, according to the cloudy mist around it.
by deansfreckles
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Collapsed lung? (x-rays included)
Replies: 2
Views: 1202

Collapsed lung? (x-rays included)

Poor Jimmy had quite the morning :( After I was done feeding everyone breakfast, Jimmy started acting super strange. He was running all over the cage, almost rabid, completely frantic. I recognized the behavior from the episodes Tyler would have when she couldn't breathe, so I threw him and one of h...
by deansfreckles
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:30 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introductions, anxiety and grief?
Replies: 11
Views: 3515

Re: Introductions, anxiety and grief?

They did so well last night! The five of them weren't sleeping together yet when I checked on them this morning, but no one killed or injured each other so that's a plus! :love: The boys were piled up sleeping in one spot, and the girls were sleeping in the hammock. Isaiah hasn't been showing any of...
by deansfreckles
Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introductions, anxiety and grief?
Replies: 11
Views: 3515

Re: Introductions, anxiety and grief?

Okay so reading everyone's advice really had me put my critical thinking skills to the test to come up with a decent solution that incorporated everyone's ideas. And I am really super thrilled with the result. No, I didn't have a bigger cage to leave them in, the rabbit cage is the biggest one I hav...
by deansfreckles
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introductions, anxiety and grief?
Replies: 11
Views: 3515

Re: Introductions, anxiety and grief?

Oh really? They were getting pretty restless in the cage so I figured I was just going to start off slow, letting them spend time together for an hour, then time in their respective cages to unwind. I was going to wait a few hours and then try putting them together again tonight, if everyone seemed ...
by deansfreckles
Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introductions, anxiety and grief?
Replies: 11
Views: 3515

Re: Introductions, anxiety and grief?

Oh my god! Thank you for the feedback! Those two articles you linked really helped a ton too, I set up a small cage (larger than a hamster cage, more of a small rabbit cage I use for really young ones) and threw all five in there with some scatter feed (cheerios :roll: ), two water sources, and a fr...
by deansfreckles
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Introductions, anxiety and grief?
Replies: 11
Views: 3515

Introductions, anxiety and grief?

God, where do I even begin... I've had seven rats up until a month ago with five in one cage, and two newer rescue girls in another cage. The five in one cage consisted of a brother and sister (Jimmy and Tyler), two brothers (Ozzy and Isaiah) and Rocky (no relation, but very close with Isaiah). Tyle...
by deansfreckles
Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mites Infestation? Maybe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: Mites Infestation? Maybe?

Thank you so much for all the information!!! I KNOW I was skittish about it being a horse product too. I only ordered it on impulse because it was the first thing that came up when I searched ivermectin, and in the reviews I saw that people used it on their rats. I agree with you though, I think I'm...

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