was it sudden? she may have several things...MC feels more like hard lumps under the skin, whereas a fat bloated feeling could be Lots of things. How old is she?she just feels really bloated compared to louna, with her skin not too tight around it, but it's kinda like a water balloon or something.
My camera is all out of batteries, but i'm charging it tonight and will post pics tomorrow!
I'm gonna feel her again to make sure, seems like today she pooped a little more but i gave her some veggies last night which she doesn't get too much of. (she is VIOLENT to get the veggies out of my hands compared to my gentle louna!)
It takes months once you have a fat rat, I wouldn't worry too much. All of a sudden you will see a loss of weight, and it continues from there.she's just over a year old, and she has been this fat without worsening since more than 6 months.
I saw her when she was just 2 or 3 months old, and then I didn't see her until august 2009, where she was really fat already. So to me she started being fat when she stopped growing, and she had a tiny tiny cage so I thought it was lack of exercise.
I felt her belly again, and it just feels bloated, no hard lumps, and she poos ok in the end, less than louna, but she doesn't seem blocked.
However, she doesn't eat that much since a while because my friend started rationing her portions, and doesn't give her any sweet or salty treats. She has had a bigger cage for a month or 2 and still, no weight loss.
I don't know how fast it's supposed to go with rats.