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Why is my rat's fur yellowing and clumping? Answered

I got her from the pet store a week or two ago and her coat was fine. But every time she cleans herself, her fur, especially in the butt area gets clumpy and yellow, but none of it falls out. And if I bathe her, it's back to normal until a day or two. What's going on?

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frollard
frollard

Best Answer 11 years ago

Definitely sounds like a urine issue...

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LisaYum
LisaYum

Answer 11 years ago

But the other rat is just fine.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 11 years ago

sounds like urine getting ON the rat.

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LisaYum
LisaYum

Answer 11 years ago

Thanks then. So is she like, peeing on herself or something? Because she's the dominant one.

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Totysheep
Totysheep

10 years ago

By the way, a light colored rat will always look dirty or dingy faster then a dark colored one!

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Totysheep
Totysheep

10 years ago

I don't think the rat is peeing on herself! If she's the dominant one she pees a little on the other one to show her dominance, but the other one will take advantage of every chance she gets to really shower down the dominant female! Maybe it makes them feel "cool" or something I guess. But don't worry, you can wash her or just wait for it to stop. Enjoy having ratties!

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mr.origami
mr.origami

11 years ago

how long ago did you change the shavings or what ever you used?????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????

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LisaYum
LisaYum

Answer 11 years ago

I change weekly cause I think it's a pretty big cage and I refresh half way