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Pet Rats/Bump on rats cheek?


ratkate wrote at 2013-09-23 07:53:54
Please, this is happening to my rat too. I just noticed the lump today and it's huge (maybe the size of an acorn). The lump feels attached, but it is right against his face and very large so I can't really tell. I don't notice any abnormality in skin color, but he has fur unlike the one mentioned above. Like her though, I do not have money to see a vet. I am so concerned about my little friend, he means a lot to me.

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