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· Rat Rescuer and Hospice
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I already made an appt for the vet I just wanna get more info before I go in so thank you. I know they are gonna put him on antibiotics but they never cure it, just help them symptoms. Being on meds his whole life will make him sick anyway. So I feel it's a catch 22. I guess I'll just have to see what the vet says. And ya it's more orange than red but the flaky things are red, the look kinda like dried blood but I have thoroughly checked him for scabs and he doesnt have any, just funny colored skin. My poor baby. Does anyone know life expectancy for him with the mycoplasma without a skin condition? I still have 7weeks of this class I need him alert and responsive for. If he's not gonna make it I need to get another rat (kept separate from him of course)
Actually most rats will be cured by a long course of antibiotics...he's young which is in his favour. ALL domestic rats have mycoplasmosis, so don't let that scare you. It all depends on the rat's immune system, if its weaker, he may have more issues with it, and gets sick easier.

the orangish colour sounds like buck grease to me as well. How do his lungs sound when you put his side to your ear (rat phone) and check both sides. Is there a possibility of him being a double rex? they range to a coat that is short and harsh, to a naked look.

Can you email a picture of him to me and I'll host and post it for the others?

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