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Hi, my rat Nikki is so sweet but she has a lump under her arm. I have gone too every website I can and think it might be a cyst. She is acting normal and still happy and hungry. I would prefer to remove this myself if possible but I don't know the best way to do it.

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Hi Jenny,

Debbie, one of the other experts and my mentor, explains everything about lumps.

Let's hope it is an abscess or cyst, which you can treat:

http://www.ratfanclub.org/abscess.html

If it turns out less fortunately to be a tumor, here is her information on that:

http://ratfanclub.org/tumors.html

I wish sweet Nikki the very best.

Squeaks,

Natasha  

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Natasha Millikan

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Consider me a sub, when no one else is available. NOTE YOU MUST NOT HAVE ONLY ONE RAT. JOIN MY FACEBOOK GROUP (because there are smarter people than me there!!): ***** https://www.facebook.com/groups/RatsandMiceareAwesome/. ***** Excellent sites: http://ratguide.com/ **** http://lilspazrats.wikispaces.com/ **** http://www.ratbehavior.org/rats.html **** http://www.ratfanclub.org/ **** http://www.sandyscrittercity.com/ **** http://www.ratwhisperer.net/ ****

Experience

I have had rats for 3-1/3 years and have researched them extensively. I am a mouse expert with 40 years' experience with mice. The two species are similar and yet also quite different.

Organizations
My Facebook group is Rats (and Mice) are Awesome. https://www.facebook.com/groups/RatsandMiceareAwesome/

Education/Credentials
I have a Bachelor's and two Master's degrees in Linguistics

Awards and Honors
I am honored that my rats love me!

Past/Present Clients
My Facebook group, Rats are Awesome, serves at the moment 5300 members, and, considering all the huge rescues, probably averages 5 rats per member. That means my clients are about 25,000 rats!!!

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