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Is there any chance you can attach me a few photos?
Is it actively bleeding right now? Can you see drops of blood forming and dripping down?
I agree it looks quite swollen, but given the fact that it was a recent event/injury, I am not that concerned.
Do you have any antiseptic wash (like hibiscrub) at home?
I think it should be kept clean and monitored for now. If you don't have any antiseptic solution at home, it's worth having her checked by a vet, as a hands-on examination, to determine if she needs antibiotics as well.
Rats do really well with this kind of wounds (if nothing more sinister is happening underneath). But they need to be washed twice a day (my favourite soap is chlorhexidine based (Hibiscrub).
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