I have dealt with head tilt,as well as a few people I know.They do need meds/antiobiotics.However this may only clear the infection part up and most rats have the tilt for the remaining of their lives.They learn to cope tho,but it is pitiful to see.
Head tilts are usually caused by inner ear infections,strokes or brain tumors.The rats lose balnce and run around in circles and cannot control balance.It can affect them from eating too,so you may even have to start force feeding if it gets that bad.
Good for you for taking them in.They need a much better home then what they got.
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