1. teezybird said: I was told Maple was female when I got him, and it was very apparent when I brought him home this wasn’t the case. I looked into getting him neutered and it would have been at least $400. I wound up getting him a separate cage and male cagemate.

  2. outofhowmany said: $300 at my vet and tumor removal is about 400-500. A regular check up and medication for my ray’s myco flare ups is 150$. The only vet in the area that does rats, too.

  3. monsterexhibit said: idk about rats (as i havent gotten mine done) but my friends guinea pig costed around 300 hundred!

  4. rattie-lover16 said: and that is why I dont want to move to america! The vet bills are rediculous! I feel sorry for all you guys!! XXXX

  5. forgottenedifice said: $200? I was curious about getting one of my boys neutered a year ago. Cheapest I could find was $350. Average was $400.

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.
Anonymous

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.

RAT ADOPTERS NEEDED

mushdooom:

mushdooom:

Hello, please signal boost! I have rescued 9 two month old male rats intended as feeders, but now they really need homes. I was hoping I could handle them until adopters came along or even forever but my disabilities are making it so overwhelming that it is putting me at risk, and I start full time college as well in three days. On top of that, my two boys seem to be sick and I don’t want that around them especially with young immune systems. I live in Humboldt County, CA.

They are definitely very sweet and would easily become great pets even though they probably got no handling before and come in lots of colors, ear and fur combinations. Please signal boost if you can’t help directly! Thank you!

please please signal boost!!! here is a picture of most of the babies

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please the extra stress level is extremely dangerous for me right now

popcornrats:

you have another bottle stop this rat pls

ratabulous:

My handsome boys!

ratabulous:

My handsome boys!

sully09:

MUM LOOK AT MY TEEFS!

sully09:

MUM LOOK AT MY TEEFS!

nyctorat:

Sleepy babies! Bear hates pictures when she’s awake, but she’s so photogenic! 

nyctorat:

Sleepy babies! Bear hates pictures when she’s awake, but she’s so photogenic! 

onlylolgifs:

Accidentally hurting someone vs. accidentally hurting an animal

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?
Anonymous

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!