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frankie wrote at 2012-11-04 23:53:00
My rat Pepe has the same kind of lump that Robin described on Nermal. My vet had never seen anything like it, but it seems to have disappeared without treatment within 24 hours. I was wondering if Nermal got better with the antibiotics or if she needed an operation.

Tosha wrote at 2012-12-13 14:19:56
This happened to our female and the vet thought it was a prolapse because it was rather large. He did some research and did a procedure he had never done (clipped and stitch) in hopes the remaining tissue would pull back in and it did. She was totally fine the next day. They come out of the reproductive track due to the squeezing that happens when they poop.

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Robin Bartlett


I can answer any rat-related questions including feeding, housing, breeding, showing, genetics, health, and behaviour. I am a veterinary assistant and though I cannot answer in-depth health questions I am familiar with the most common ailments and treatments for rats. I have owned rats for 10 years and have been breeding them for 5 and have studied everything about them that I can get my hands on. I currently run my own rat care website at and have been answering rat and other rodent questions via email and IM for several years now.


I am a veterinary assistant who has owned rats for 10 years and bred them for 5. In this time I have learned nearly everything there is to know about rats and continue to study more about them every day. I have been answering rat questions via IM and email for several years now and I am currently ranked #3 on Yahoo! Answers for the best answers in the rodents category.


Though I am a veterinary assistant, I have not gone to college for it. My parents are both vets, and I have grown up with our family business and have learned what I needed to know on the job.

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