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Nebuliser Hire Service

(Melbourne Only)

Using a nebulizing machine to administer an antibiotic and asthma medication, is a highly effective treatment for respiratory illnesses in rats.

But it can take time to purchase a machine and the things needed to set up a nebulizer to treat rats. So as a service to rat owners, the AusRFS has 11 nebulizer machine kits available hire. The kits are fully set up ready for use.

Medications are not supplied. Please  consult with your vet to see if this treatment is appropriate for your rat. Your vet will either supply you with the medications needed or write a prescription. 

Location of Machines 

Ashburton, Bellfield,  Berwick, Eltham, Elsternwick, Kingsville, Richmond, Ringwood, Springvale & Thomastown. (some locations have 2 kits available)


Hire cost        $10 per week.


Deposit          $50 for AusRFS members

                       $100 for non-members        


Hire is only meant to be fairly short-term eg one course of treatment. If a machine is needed for a longer term, then purchasing would be a more cost effective option. 


Please download and read through the document AusRFS Advice on Nebulising Treatment for Rats, using the link below or refer to the appropriate chapter in our book The Pet Rat Care Guide. This document covers choosing a machine to purchase, How to set up a machine,  medications,  dosages and treatment tips. 


Please contact AusRFS for more information or to arrange hire.


Phone:                          0401 741 162


Nebuliser Treatment for Respiratory Issues

Please click below to download the AusRFS document

which explains the procedure, medications and equipment needed

to treat a rat using a nebulising machine.

Updated version 23.5.2023


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