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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-20-2004, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Angry sick rats

if two out of my four rats are weezing and making strange noises in their chest is probably all my rats sick. there is nothing wrong with the noisey rats. there is not red on eyes are nose. they eat and still play. they act just fine, but they weeze. is this life threatining. will my other two rats start this annoying habbit?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 12:23 PM
 
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Healthy rats should never wheeze or make chesty noises. I would highly suggest getting them to a vet and on a course of antibiotics before it turns into pneumonia. And yes, your other two are at risk as well. Vet ASAP is my only suggestion at this point.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 12:26 PM
 
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Sounds like a respiratory infection to me, which is extremely common in rats and mice. Unfortunately, it is fatal if untreated, which means they need to see a vet ASAP if you want them to make it
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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they have had it for over a year before i had gotten them. would it do any good to take them to the vet this late?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 01:29 AM
 
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I would get to the vets asap. It doesn't cost that much for rats, wish my dogs vet bills were that cheap!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 01:16 AM
 
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Are your rats ok? Did you get them to a vet?
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 02:50 PM
 
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I would definitely get them to a vet ASAP if you haven't already.

As snlash said, if this isn't treated properly, it can result in fatality. I know two people who had to put their hairless rats down because the disease they had was slowly killing them, and they didn't want them to suffer.

As I always say, better to be safe than sorry!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2004, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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the rats seem just fine.. other than the strange noise. there is no other signs that they are unwell. they act just fine
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