Why does my rat have a bloody nose?

A Rat tears are brown-red in color, so if your rat has a “bloody discharge” from the nose and eyes, it is most likely the porphyrin secretion from the Harderian Gland that helps to lubricate the eye. An increase in tear secretions can be due to stress, illness, allergies, lesions of the eye, tumor of the tear duct, or a plugged nasal-lacrimal duct.

What are the side effects of nosebleed and red eyes?

Nosebleed and Red (bloodshot) eyes. Medication side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and more.

What should I do if my rat has a discharge in his eye?

The fact that only one eye of your rat has a prominent discharge is more suggestive of a problem not related to any respiratory or viral infection. Your rat should be examined by a veterinarian who can examine the eye, try and determine the problem, and prescribe an topical ophthalmic ointment if indicated.

What to look for in a rat with an infection?

If left untreated, mites can cause the rat extreme discomfort and may lead to a skin infection. Look for a reddish discharge around your rat’s eyes and nose. This discharge is called porphyrin and, while it does look a little like blood, it’s a different substance altogether.

A Rat tears are brown-red in color, so if your rat has a “bloody discharge” from the nose and eyes, it is most likely the porphyrin secretion from the Harderian Gland that helps to lubricate the eye. An increase in tear secretions can be due to stress, illness, allergies, lesions of the eye, tumor of the tear duct, or a plugged nasal-lacrimal duct.

Is it normal for a rat’s eyes to bleed?

It may look as if the rat’s eyes are actually bleeding! The truth is, their eyes are not bloody. However, that does not mean that your rat doesn’t need medical attention either; because he or she is probably very, very sick!

What to do if your rat has a nose infection?

Excessive discharge or discharge around a rats nose could be a sign of illness. *If you notice your rat has discharge from their eyes or nose, wash the rats eyes/face with warm water and wipe clean with a damp washcloth.

What to do if your rat has red discharge?

Porphyrin discharge can be increased if your rat has breathing trouble, Pneumonia or Mycoplasma. Some rats never have a problem with red discharge, and some rats may have it their whole lives. If you notice your rat has red discharge from its eyes or nose, wash the rats eyes/face with warm water and a damp washcloth.