Very sick rat

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by DatCrazyChickenLady, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. DatCrazyChickenLady

    DatCrazyChickenLady Chirping

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    Hello all! My friends eat is very sick, and she’s thinks it might be Mycoplasma but Sheba Ian unsure. The symptoms of the rat include the following:
    • Very lethargic
    • Mostly normal breathing, but a bit labored.
    • Cold. He is slowly getting warmer but is still very cold.
    • He gets excited about food but seems reluctant to eat it.
    • Drinking very little water.
    • Pressing head against chest.
    • Moves only to get down if you pick him up.
    Does anyone know what might be wrong and what we can do to help him?
     
  2. Rusticwool

    Rusticwool Chirping

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    I have rats and they go quickly if they don’t get care. I would take that little guy to the vet asap.
     
  3. Birdinhand

    Birdinhand Crowing

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    we have pet rats. how old is it and has it been exposed to anything, gotten into anything it shouldn't?
     
  4. cassie

    cassie Crowing

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    It is likely pneumonia. In any case he needs antibiotics. If he is cold, he needs to be warmed up. You can put a heating pad under the cage or use a heat lamp.
     
  5. DatCrazyChickenLady

    DatCrazyChickenLady Chirping

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    I don’t know, it is my online friend’s rat.
     
  6. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

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    Is the rat in a glass tank or a cage? How old is it?
     

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