Excessive weight gain in 22 month old male.

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Excessive weight gain in 22 month old male.

Post by ratty lover0099 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:42 pm

I've got 3 large boys here, they always have been tubby, but all 3 are healthy.

I've just picked up one of them and he feels like he's swallowed a brick! I weighed him and in 1 month he's gained over 100g! :o He's still eating, drinking, wandering around as normal.

My intention is to get him to the vets but what would make a rat gain that much weight so quickly?

I assume it's something internal, however I can't feel any lumps etc, he physically feels heavy whereas before he just felt fat....if that makes sense...
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Re: Excessive weight gain in 22 month old male.

Post by ratty lover0099 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 1:52 pm

I just thought I'd add the only thing that's changed is he's been getting abit of rice cake very now and again, I know these are healthy for rats, but could it be making him bloat?
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