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I went to play with my rat today and noticed that he was rolling his behind over to one side instead of laying flat like he normally does. I looked and his hind leg is completely swollen and the toes of his paw are curved. It was normal yesterday and I don't have him in a cage with a wire bottom so I don't know what it could be.
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Could he have climbed up the side of the cage and got his back foot caught? and tried to drop down and hurt it? how old is your rattie? I had a thing called Hind Leg Degeneration on one of my male rats when i was a bit younger it started with a limp in one leg, it got given an anti-imflamatory/pain killer but he still eventually lost use in both legs, i would talk to your vet and ask about glucosamine! a substance used to help dogs an cats with joint problems, i've heard smaller amounts can be used for rats, but iwould definatley check first!!