A seizure is a sudden occurrence of involuntary muscle contractions or stiffness accompanied by changes in consciousness, behaviour, and involuntary bodily functions. There are 3 stages of a seizure. The first stage, usually referred to as an aura, lasts only
This can happen to rats if they are poisoned (which is why we prefer more humane methods to rid wild rats from a home!), or if the rat’s breeding line has epilepsy in it (why we don’t encourage random breeding).