What do I do with older pet rats that have health problems when I have to move?
Question by ladybugg: What do I do with older pet rats that have health problems when I have to move?
I’m moving internationally and there’s no possible way to take my pet rats with me. I don’t think anyone will want them because they’re older (nearing 3 years old) and not cute anymore. They have thinning hair, one has a mammary tumor, and one has a tumor on her foot with a sore that refuses to heal (the vet has said he can’t do anything for her). The girls are tame and don’t mind being picked up. I have a boy rat that is balding and doesn’t like to be held, but doesn’t bite. His cagemate is a year old and is active and healthy, but also shies away from people, but is not aggressive. They all get around just fine, are active and eating well. I didn’t want to have them put down at the vet because I heard it would be too painful. What should I do?
VirtueofIntolerance: That line of thinking would go along with feeding your ailing dog or cat to a hungry lion because they’re lower on the food chain. People that have never raised small animals, such as rats, don’t realize what good pets they make. Just because they’re rodents, have a shorter lifespan and don’t “bark” or “meow” doesn’t mean that they are less of a pet.
Answer by hippocampus
flush em!! But seriously try a pet store or an add in the newspaper.
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