My Experience with An Abscess
One of the worst possible scenarios when owning rats is to find a lump on one of them.
Lumps usually turn out to be one of two things: a tumour (benign or malignant) or an abscess. Luckily (sort of) for my rat Korsakoff, a lump on his abdomen turned out to be a rather large abscess. Here are descriptions of my two experiences dealing rat abscesses – once with Korsky in February 2002 and once with Ivan in June 2003.