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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in Small animals and exotics. What you are describing is Star gazing in Marshmallow. This is usually a problem due to seizure activity aor a genetic issue. The rat will need to see the Vet to be fully examined to determine whether this is a genetic mutation in Marshmallow or if it is seizure activity. In the mean time you need to start force feeding and some fluids. Please Take some Pedialyte and dilute with some water and slowly syringe feed a little at a time. Next please grind some of the pelleted food into a powder and mix with some of the ledialyte into a slurry and again syringe feed. We need to get some food going in to prevent a GI stasis. For stool you can give a dab of baby food prunes to see if you can promote a stool. This is a link for Rat Vets by State. Plea type Member in each blank to bring up the list: http://www.rmca.org/Resources/vets.htm/ The Rat needs to be seen for a hands on Diagnosis. Please let me know if you have further questions.
How is Marshmallow doing? I wanted to check in to see if you started the slurry and fluids and set up a Vet Appt. Please let me know how things are going.