Is your pet rat showing signs of disease or general ill-health? Before going to the cost of a vet, you can sometimes use home remedies to help your rat heal from a variety of infections, from parasite infestations, and from injury.
As rodents, rats generally have strong immune systems. Still, rats are especially at risk for respiratory issues, skin infections, protein itch, and parasites such as lice and mites. Home remedies such as coconut oil and apple cider vinegar can be used as dietary supplements or topically in order to cure many of these ailments at home.
Home Remedies for Pet Rats
Pet rat owners have seen success with the use of hydrogen peroxide to treat wounds, apple cider vinegar as a dietary aid, coconut oil to soothe and disinfect skin conditions, and diluted tea tree oil to kill off pathogens on the skin.