I decided to write a post breaking down what happened with my rat Tavish partly to process my feelings and partly to have a solid record of events. I researched online for hours, even going through all of the pet rat forums, and found nothing about Tavish’s particular ailment. So I hope that future rat owners who go through this will find this post useful. I hid the photos behind links. They are not graphic, but they may be intense for some people.

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