Anonymous asked in PetsRodents · 1 month ago

is my rat going to get sick?

tw//animal cannibalism and death. 

so i got two rats recently and one seemed ill, but i decided maybe it was because of the new environment. well he died in the night and my other rat began eating him (decent sized hole in the dead ones head) before i noticed. will the rat that was eating him get sick too or should i not worry about that?


it’s only been around 5 minutes since i removed the dead one and the other one seems fine, running around the cage and eating his food. but i still want to know if there’s a risk that he could get ill, and is the risk enough to take him to the vet without symptoms?

Update 2:

it’s been around 11 hours and the live rat is still fine, slept a bunch and ran around a bunch, still runs around in my hands when i hold him.

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