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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 12:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Need Help Quick!!

Okay my brother inlaw just found a baby rat not pink has fur but mothers gone it walked right into his hand but its doing this thing where it looks like a heart murmur (hope its not) Were no where a vet so what should we do?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2009, 08:08 AM
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posting a picture would help us know its age and help you tell you what to do.
Are its eyes open? how big is it?
Are you 100% positive it's a baby rat?

How did you hear a heart murmur? Where is the sound coming from? are you sure it's not a clicking sound from the breathing?
It's hard to hear a heart murmur in humans, so for rats...
A heart murmur is usually fine anyway, not much you can do there.

If the sound is coming from the breathing, the little critter may have a respiratory infection and will need antibiotics.

You should try to get it to a vet! Or a wildlife rehabilitator if it is a wild one.
What color is it?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 03:56 PM
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I am waiting to see the answers to Dustette's very good questions.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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I hope it's okay. Awaiting answers also!
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