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by Widdershins
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What to feed a rat with a mammary tumor?
Replies: 2
Views: 815

Re: What to feed a rat with a mammary tumor?

I don't think food will have any effect now that she has the lump, but once it's removed, try to keep her weight down to reduce the chance of another one occurring. If you have an experienced vet then you might want to also have her spayed at the same time to reduce hormone related growths. If you ...
by Widdershins
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Feeding
Topic: What to feed a rat with a mammary tumor?
Replies: 2
Views: 815

What to feed a rat with a mammary tumor?

Last night I was holding one of my females and noticed a small lump, detached from her body, just under her front leg. Of course I kind of freaked out, thinking she had cancer. After some research, I'm 99% sure it's a benign mammary tumor. I made a vet appointment, just to make sure everything is ok...
by Widdershins
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Young rat biting: Play or aggression?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Young rat biting: Play or aggression?

It is advisable that rats should have some same age companions so they can develop their social skills together and have someone with a similar degree of energy to play with. Since you only have one juvenile and one baby, neither of them have a same age companion, and that may be a reason for this ...
by Widdershins
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Young rat biting: Play or aggression?
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Young rat biting: Play or aggression?

I have four females (two year-old sisters, a baby, and a juvenile). They get along well. The juvenile rattie is SUPER energetic. She chases my hand around when everyone free-ranges and wrestles with it. I've heard this is normal. Anyway, the other day, before I let em out and she was super hyper, sh...

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