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COVID-19 update: Client advice on what to do during the Coronavirus pandemic

Other Rodents

Rats, Mice and Hamsters: The main problems with these species are either skin related (mites/hormonal), respiratory, or visible growths/tumours – often caused by viruses in rats and mice.

Rats can also develop a red discharge from their eyes which resembles blood. It is in fact a porphyrin secreted from the Harderian Gland and is related to underlying stress or other disease.

If you have any concerns with your rat/mouse/hamster, please call us for advice as small animals can become very unwell quickly.