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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Blindness?

So one of female dawrf rats will one day have a cloudy eyes and then the next day or a day after she will go back to having normal rat eyes. Does anyone have any idea what is going on with her? Is she blind or does she have some type of eye infection? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-08-2010, 07:00 PM
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What kind of bedding are you using? If it is something similar to Care Fresh, it could be the dust sticking to her eyes. Try using a different bedding type, or rinsing her eyes daily with a bit of water to see if that helps. If neither of those help I would take her to the vet, she may have an infection.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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well currently we are using a towel because her sister is without a leg and she cant get around easily so it wouldnt be bedding. once my dad gets a job we'll take her in. thanks for the help!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-2010, 07:12 PM
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I would take them off towels and put them on fleece...no strings to get caught up in. But as for cloudy one day and not the next? It could be her 3rd eyelid is up...watch her for any illness symptoms.

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