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Hiccups

Can rats get hiccups?

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08/26/2008

Yes, rats can get the hiccups. Rats do not have a gag reflex, which prevents them from burping, vomiting etc. Hiccups, however, are the result of a muscle spasm in the diaphragm. Rat hiccups are silent. Your rat may sit still and appear to be twitching much in the same way that humans hiccup.