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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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My rat has a blind eye, is losing some hair around her head and now has a large bump. Is this a brain tumor?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 12:57 PM
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I would get her checked up by a vet immediately. Even if it isn't a brain tumor, it could still be deadly.

I hope your rat feels better soon. Hang in there!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 06:55 PM
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It most likely is not a brain tumor because if it was, you could not feel it. Has your rat taken any large falls lately? Or has it been exposed to anything unusual?

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 11:52 AM
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it could still be a tumor, or even an abscess (abscesses are at least easy to drain at home).. rats don't usually...get... bumps.. from falling

Also, yes they'll sometimes lose fur when they get a tumor depending on the location.. most of my experience is they'll lose fur if they get ovarian cysts

Also, a brain tumor usually results in seizures, until they die... I've had one rat with it before and let me tell you that seizures are in no way fun to watch. you wouldn't be able to see a brain tumor....

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