Ditto Last year I had 12 rats I raised from pups that were about 3 years old. This year I have 6 as it seems as if my male rats just spontaneously die off. My females however get tumors like crazy and it's hard to tell if something is wrong with them as they don't show pain when they are hurting unless it's insanely bad. They need to breed those tumor genes out of them that scientists bred into them.
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Rats.... I've never been especially fond of them... unless it is just sad looking(puppy face type thing). Even then, I've never actually had one. My aunt has one, it's practically human(drinks flat coke so I guess that's NOT human). I don't even think she has the cage door closed very often.
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I used to raise and sell dumbos had at least 50-100 they make great pets!
Never had a hairless one theyre kinda cute [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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Well if you have a really well trained rat then you don't have to keep them in a cage.I had one that was like that,I just left the cage door open for her and she went in and out as she pleased.All my other rats have to be caged tho,cause they do chew and they can get hurt,not to mention they can really destroy whatever they've chewed.Yeah my females have all died,mostly because of mammory tumors [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] It's sad.I just noticed a few days ago that one of my males has lump too and it's growing more and more everyday.One of my females had a tumor so large,it was the size of a mandarine orange!!!She got used to it tho and she would just pick it up and throw it from one side to the other,poor thing.*Niki*
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