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hey all, i'm brand new here so forgive me if people ask this question all the time...
i've been keeping rats as pets for years now and i'd have to say this is the first time where i don't think i can solve my problem without taking my rat, Balongna, to a vet. Forgive me if this sounds irresponsible, but it just seems like a silly concept to me to take a 10 dollar rat to the vet and pay a huge bill for it.
but i've also never had this problem before, basically i'm about 90% sure my new rat Murray, who i just got off of a friend who could no longer care for him, came with mites! he seems fine, but i'm assuming these little jerks came from him because my rat other rat whos been perfectly fine for over a year now is scratching herself raw. from what i've read online i'm not going to be able to purchase medicine for her off a shelf and will have to take her to the vet. my question here is if anyone knows of a vet in this city that has a free clinic, like once a week or something? anything i've read online was a one time thing and already happened months ago.
any info you can give me is very much appreciated, even if its just some home remedy to try. i bathe my ratties regularly and keep their cages really clean!
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Date:September 11th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
yeah yeah, i figured i'd get a response like this. thanks for your useful info! i hope you feel like you spent your time well!
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Date:September 11th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
oh yes, also i dont think i ever said i considered rodents as "lesser animals" you just pulled that out of your ass. why would i keep rodents as pets if i felt this way?

if you need to know a bit more information about myself so you can treat me like a human being looking for help as opposed to some stranger on the internet i'll let you know that i also have a cat, unfortunately my parents would be the ones who don't think money would be well spent on giving a rat health care over a cat. i'm a student living on my own in the city, so in emergencies like this my parents would be the ones to turn to.
but this is about me trying to find an alternative method of treating my pet, not ranting about my parents on the internet to strangers.
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Date:September 12th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)

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oh thank you so much! im totally going to lather her up with olive oil right now hahaha

thats a scarey thought about the infested bedding, i didn't think of that! i definately just put brand new bedding in their cages a few days ago as well, maybe i'm wrong about thinking it was other rats fault...
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