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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-09-2008, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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three sick rats and one freaking out owner.

the other night i asked about seperating sweetness from the others because she has a URI, she's still the worst, but the other two are starting to show symptoms on and off.

i had to keep them in the same cage overnight because i didnt have another water bottle to give sweetness. now i've got one and i can seperate her.

im kind of freaking out because i don't know what to do in this situation.

sweetness is the worst, so should she stay seperate from the other two?

should i clean the cages out every day? if so, what kind of lengths should i clean them out to? like steaming them clean in the shower? or just a good clean like just more than normal?

she's realised my titbits have yucky medicin on them now, so could i make her take it like i had to do with kim? i wasn't too sure because she's so small and kim was already a big fat rat.

belle has started having a wet noise every now and again, but beauty has the wet noise on and off and she has a runny/gunky nose like sweetness.

should i keep them all seperate for now?

someone help quickly please.


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If they are all sick,there is no need to seperate them.Seperating may not make anything better at this point,since they all have been infected.


Just keep medicating them.If they won't take the meds thru the syringe,you can put their dose in a spoon on baby food.I never had a problem this way! The rats lap up the food with the meds in it.


Putting them in a bathroom while the shower is on HOT,will clear their airways for abit...but it is not an actual cure.




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thanks. i think it's just a bit too much for me to handle at the moment. gotta do my best though lol.


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I know.It is probably very overwhelming.
But just do your best for those babies!




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