My baby is off to a bad start. !Help!
Life story- We moved, I got sad, so, I'm on happy pills now. (Yay! My brain is broken!)
Anyways, the doctor told me that time with my rat would actually be better for me. So. Hence the new baby. I didn't want another rat at first. I mean, I was only allowed one other one (Thats a grand total of two.) and what if he didn't get along with Vinnie? Right? But, I was told rats do very poorly if left alone, and especially with having this 'condition' I wasn't able to spend as much time as I'd like to with my rat, and I freaked, I mean, THATS MY BABY! So, I took a VISIT, I wasn't intending to buy, to the pet store, but I saw a tiny black hooded male, dangling by his tail from the hand of the worker. Grr. So, I made arrangements (I live outta town now, walking home with a rat for a few miles? Not a good idea.) and by the next day I came back, 6.99 + tax in hand. I was told he was hand raised, and that he was not ill, (Yah, I believed that...) and almost the moment I walked in that door (I ACTUALLY had time to take off my boots!) He began sneezing. Okay. I can deal with that. It could have been the bedding in the box. So I changed it. Yay. It worked. For two weeks.
Then about a week ago he began 'whining' in his sleep. I KNOW it is a URI but I have a problem. I can only go in, in about. Oh. I dunno. Two weeks time? -Insert random yelling here- I don't know how to help him until then. The only place with a rat doctor is far, so I need a ride, and a taxi ride with two rats? Nuh-uh. Not here. I moved from a small town. Into a smaller town. I cannot drive, (No licence.) I cannot get a ride 'till the end of the week. (Friend gets licence.) But the thing is the doctor is only in NOW AND THEN. They come from Ottawa, like a few times a month and the only time I can visit is in two weeks time. So my question to you is, is there anything I can do to help him? It's five something A.M right now, and I have school in a few hours, but my rat makes these noises, and thats all I can think about. I give him blankets as bedding, so no dust, clean his dish a few times a day, change his water daily (I don't worry to much about it, it's always bottled.) and try to keep him company. This also gave my other rat, Vinnie, URI, so, I've tried to alternate between the two, but Vinnie hates the other rat, Von (Vonnie.), And Von thinks Vinnie is the white devil, (Eee, just pictured Ace Ventura..-_-) Anyways, The noises he makes are continuing to get louder, and I can't take it any longer, one whines, the other sneezes. They sometimes drawl out and it's enough to give you chills. So, please, please, tell me there is something I can do?!? And it won't kill him?Will it?
P.S-Sorry about the rant and longness, I just wanted to try to detail everything. Also for being gone so long.