Q. My pet rats tail is purple from her tail getting cought in the cage and now she licks it's and she cries out in pain

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A. You need to have this looked at by a vet right away. The tail could be broken and is likely very painful. It could also become infected and the licking will only worsen the infection. If the infection reaches the blood stream, then your rat will become septic and that is a very dangerous situation. Please seek veterinary attention as soon as possible.

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