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Red liquid in rats eyes.

Species: Other
Breed: fancy rat
Age: 1-2 years
My rat has no energy and she has red liquid comimg out her eyes and she is shaking and can barely open her eyes.




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

The "red liquid" coming from your rat's eyes is likely porphyrin. Porphyrin is a red pigment that is produced in times of stress.

It's a good idea to have a vet take a look at Bella to see if they can determine why she is stressed. It could be because of a respiratory virus, an infection or environmental factors like the type of litter in her cage.

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