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Poorly foot?! Help?!
I have two female 8 month old rats (they're sisters). Today, when I came home from college, I got them out and realized that one of my rats foot has swollen to about three times the normal size. I then realized that it had been bleeding as there is a blood stain on the tail and there are cuts on the foot its self. I can't see any bones that are dislodged. The color is slightly purplish color, like a bruise maybe? She is unable to walk on it and is limping. When I have touched it gently, she hasn't cared and she hasn't squeaked, but if she puts too much pressure on it, she does squeak. I have separated the two rats and placed the injured one into a smaller cage and removed all of the shelves and stairs and I have just left her with a lot of bedding, food and water. She is resting her foot and licking it quite a lot. I'm not sure what she has done? They could've been fighting, but I just want to make sure that it isn't anything too serious!!!
11/6/12Answer this question
dunk it in a small container or salt water (tablespoonful to a pint) and if it isn't going down by teatime get her sen tomorrow
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