Rat Health

Keeping Healthy Common Problems

Rats are generally hardy animals, but keep note that there is a variaty of sicknesses out there that unfortuneatly your rat could fall  prey to. So keep a look out for any signs of the following illnesses…

Red discharge from eyes and nose- 

Rats eyes should be bright and clear, alert and free of discharge. Rats noses should be clean and not runny. Seeing red discharge can be very alarming – but dont worry this is not blood. The mucus membranes in rats contain a pigment known as porphyrin and seeing porphyrin discharge can be a sign or illness and stress.  See if you can pin it down to any environmental factors within your control before seeking veterinary advice.

Skin issues-

Pests such as mites manifest in  rats can lead to problems like extreme itchiness.