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God's Gift

I miss all 5  of my rats more than my dogs.2 years ago 1 at a time Benny girl bald rat ,Caramel one of 2 sister female hoodies, i saved from being petshop snakefood, and BANDIT the other sister ,I lost in a 2 month span.They all developed tumors. Caramel was first and  it cost $350.00 to remove.then tthe other 2 developed.I had them 3 years .Benny I found hanging on the side dead.Caramel I just found and bandit used to lift up her tumors on her neck to drink or come to me.She fought death.I looked online to help her .it was pathetic.I finally gaveher morphine and held her til death.Iwant another female but the tumors are devastating.I still cry for my babies.When they have a Longer living rat I'll be inline.Can you have a female that don't get tumors.

                                                                sincerely
                                                    bandits mommy
banditsmommy banditsmommy 46-50 5 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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Im sorry for your loss. I know the feeling :(

Awe!! I'm soo sorry to hear about your loss :(<br />
I have 5 pet rats too, all saved from being snake food. I have had mine for 3 years now. I have 2 males and 3 females, none of my girls have cysts, but one has a thyroid problem. <br />
I know how hard it is to lose a pet rat, my first rat lived 5 years and he was so much fun. He got sick out of nowhere and I had to help him out with morphine too. It was heartbreaking. <br />
How old were your rats when they passed? <br />
The longest I've had one live is 6 years.

Wow 5 and 6 years???!! I heard they live 3 yrs longest! But that cheers me up because I have z4 boy rats and love them to death!!! What do you feed them? Any special vitamins or anything? How do you get them to live so long?

Awe!! I'm soo sorry to hear about your loss :(<br />
I have 5 pet rats too, all saved from being snake food. I have had mine for 3 years now. I have 2 males and 3 females, none of my girls have cysts, but one has a thyroid problem. <br />
I know how hard it is to lose a pet rat, my first rat lived 5 years and he was so much fun. He got sick out of nowhere and I had to help him out with morphine too. It was heartbreaking. <br />
How old were your rats when they passed? <br />
The longest I've had one live is 6 years.

Awe!! I'm soo sorry to hear about your loss :(<br />
I have 5 pet rats too, all saved from being snake food. I have had mine for 3 years now. I have 2 males and 3 females, none of my girls have cysts, but one has a thyroid problem. <br />
I know how hard it is to lose a pet rat, my first rat lived 5 years and he was so much fun. He got sick out of nowhere and I had to help him out with morphine too. It was heartbreaking. <br />
How old were your rats when they passed? <br />
The longest I've had one live is 6 years.

Awe!! I'm soo sorry to hear about your loss :(<br />
I have 5 pet rats too, all saved from being snake food. I have had mine for 3 years now. I have 2 males and 3 females, none of my girls have cysts, but one has a thyroid problem. <br />
I know how hard it is to lose a pet rat, my first rat lived 5 years and he was so much fun. He got sick out of nowhere and I had to help him out with morphine too. It was heartbreaking. <br />
How old were your rats when they passed? <br />
The longest I've had one live is 6 years.