My daughter has a rat that is now very listless and is having a hard time breathing. Is there any over the counter meds or natural stuff that we could give her? I can't afford the vet.
Answer by Nzumbe at 11:35 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Rats have a lifespan of about 2 or 3 years, maybe she is just old!
Answer by older at 11:02 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
It’s important to keep the cage clean since the ammonia formed from urine aggravates respiratory disease, the leading cause of death in rats. Avoid pine and cedar shavings as they contain acids that damage the respiratory tract and toxins that damage the liver. There are many good alternatives including aspen shavings, recycled newspaper pellets, and even rabbit food (alfalfa pellets) can be used as bedding. from here:
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:05 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:11 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Rats only live about 2 years, max. How old is it? I'm thinking you need to get your DD prepared for the worst. Sorry.
Answer by Cindy18 at 11:03 AM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 11:03 AM on Aug. 3, 2010