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Baby rat’s leg hurt! Help!

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by SqueakerLouder, May 13, 2019.


  1. SqueakerLouder

    SqueakerLouder PetForums Newbie

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    Hey. My fancy rat had 11 babies. One baby sadly was a stillborn. The other ten are healthy except for one. The baby’s leg is purple and disfigured. I don’t know what to do. Someone please give me advice. I know it may die but I’m turning to forums for advice.
     

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    noushka05 Unicorn denier. Snowflake. Activist ;)

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    Poor little mite. I'm afraid I have no experience of rats, but with it being so young, is it likely the mother would reject the baby if you got it looked at by a vet? Hope someone with good advise will see your thread. Fingers crossed for the little fella x
     
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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Looks like the cord may have been round the leg and cut off the blood supply. I doubt it will revive :(

    If it were mine I’d rush just the baby to the vet to pts.
     
  4. SqueakerLouder

    SqueakerLouder PetForums Newbie

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    thank you!
     
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