I work in a pet shop, and we had recently accepted a large litter of hairless rats
. At least 10 males and 8 females. The woman we got them from, also gave us a guinea pig
pulled too early from the mum and we had to feed it.
All the rats are sneezing, and one of the workers there says its probably myco and that it can't be cured.
I'm worried because both I and my boyfriend now have two of these rats, who are sneezing. We also have other rats and i read that it is contagious and incurable. I also have a mama rat with rat pups, and i don't want them to catch this.
Basically all they are doing are sneezing, but i will be making a vet appt tmw for Friday morning. Are there any other symtoms of this disease that we would notice? She told me she had noticed blood around the nose, but i have checked the rats over good and i did not notice it. They don't have runny eyes, and are full of life but just sneeze a lot.
Can anyone offer any advice, other than the typical "take them to the vet" seeing as i am already doing this? If it is Myco, we might have to get rid of the rats because we both can't risk 12 other rats getting this disease.