I been around this newsgroup for a while now, but this is the first time I
have needed to ask for your advise. Today I found a small hard lump on one
of my male rats. Its not round, more like a tube like shape (bone like), or
that is what it appears to be.
It appears at the top of his back leg - at the very top, ie from where his
leg ends, and it goes up wards. It seems to be attached and does not move.
I can't seem to find anything else.
I had to deal with tumours with my first rat (we had them removed and she
lived at least another 6 months), but they were soft to touch and could be
moved a bit, but this time they feel very different. I am about to book a
vets visit first thing in the morning, but I would like some pre-advise if
Sadly from reading some posts in this newsgroup about this type of lump, it
doesn't sound good. Money really is no object, and I would pay anything for
him so any treatment is fine from the vets. But would the outcome, should
it be removed, be good? From what I read about this kind of lump I would
I was watching him walking today and he is using the leg as normal, he is
eating. playing and cleaning like any other rat, so that is a good sign. He
is still quite a young rat, about 1 and a half years old. I want to do
whats best for him of course, so any advise/comments would be great.
The sad thing is should the worst happen, while I have lost a rat before,
this is the first time I have got 2, so I am very worried about his brother.