One of my new pet rats are acting a bit "strange" can anyone suiggest anything?

Mollstert

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Apr 25, 2020
Hi guys basically I got 4 male rats the other day, I'm experienced with females its my first time having males. Anyway I have a 2 white albino ratties about 8 weeks old and one of them is acting quite strange. He keeps shaking his head which looks like he is sniffing but he does it kinda constantly. He also has one eye which looks like hes squinting but the other eye is totally normal. Has anyone got any ideas? Thankyou
 

CatMom1994

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Jul 23, 2017
All four rats need to see a vet anyway because you just got them. Anytime a new pet arrives, it must get a wellness exam in less than a week.
 

Alpha1

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@Mollstert Hello and welcome! I've never had rats, but it sounds to me like he may have an ear or eye infection. I agree that he should be taken to a vet who deals with small pets, he likely needs antibiotics or some type of medicine for treatment.....good luck!
 

Rats_and_Birds101

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Feb 14, 2021
I'm pretty sure he has an eye infection, might be an itch. I agree that he should be treated by a vet. I hope he ends up fine!
 


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