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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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rattie hiccups

i get my rats out daily, and for the last month or so i have been noticing that they seem to have a bit of hiccups everyday. i dont know if its hiccups because when they do that they do not do it for but a few minutes and they stop compleatly. it usually happens when they get exited. none of my other rats in the past has ever did this. does anyone know if i should be worried. they seem to be in PERFECT health
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 02:44 PM
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Hmmm thats strange. My rabbit Sonora does the same thing, but I have never seen my ratties do it. I hope you find out why.
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It's okay for younger rats to hiccup, but if they are older (past weaning) and they get them consistently, it's usually just coughs. You may want to see a vet though to rule out any upper respiratory problems before deciding that it is just hiccups.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 06:59 PM
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Boo and Rosie do it all the time. They have been to the vet and their lungs are clear. They have no infections and are doing find. They just get these little hiccoughs that only last a minute or so each episode.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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i seriously think that it has something to do with being so exited. i have only seen them do it when they are playing with each other. thanks for the info
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-02-2005, 05:26 PM
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Maude does the same thing. After I've held her for a little bit, she'll start doing this little jump thing for about a minute or so. It does look like she has the hiccups. But, I also think it has to do with being excited.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-08-2005, 11:19 PM
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Komet and Skye, my two previous rats did that too.
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