What’d I tell you ;p American vets are insane, I feel so bad for you guys.
That gofundme for Cracker the Rat's neutering seems fishy to me, $200 to neuter a rodent? It costs £60 for my cat to be neutered where I am, no way is it going to cost $200 anywhere to neuter a rat of all things.
Haha you’re obviously unfamiliar with American vets. They charge about 2x the price of British vets, if you’re lucky, because they consider rats “exotic pets”. I’m surprised you paid as little as 60£ to have a cat neutered, my vet charged me 70£ for my last rat neuter, at the current exchange rate that’s about 140$. So I’m not at all surprised to hear of a vet charging 200$.
Americans, please tell me how much your rat neuters costed. I’m willing to bet a lot of them are in the hundreds.
So I've been thinking about rehoming my ratties. I don't keep care of them like I should and feel as if I have pretty much decided I'm not the rat lady I thought I was. I'm just wondering how do I go about finding someone better to keep care of them?
I’m sorry you feel that way :c but it’s great that you’re trying to do what’s best for your rats!
To rehome them, you can try local humane societies, rescue centers or ratteries. Or you can make a post online, either on a site like craigslist or gumtree, or even tumblr. Personally I would try to find them a home via tumblr, that way you can check out the blog of the person who you’re giving them to, to see how they house their rats and if they look well looked after. Or if they’re a first time rat owner, it’ll just give you a good idea of what kind of person they are!
Just make a post with how many rats you’re rehoming, what gender they are, what they come with (cage, include the model name if you can, food, bedding etc) and most importantly, where you’re located and whether or not they’re going to be pick up only or if you can drop them off!