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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #100 on: September 20, 2003, 05:25:43 PM »
Kirby Champagne Hooded Rat F 26 months

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #101 on: September 22, 2003, 03:30:18 PM »
About 3 years lived Freckles a pet store rat!!! :'( :-*

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #102 on: September 22, 2003, 08:20:34 PM »
anchovy -- 27 months, F - lymphoma, euthanized for prolapsed uterus though.
gobo, sister to anchovy. 28 months, F - died from broken heart i believe (seriously - went downhill fast after her sister died, they had never been separated)

OSED uno -- 23 months - CNS infection, F

acorn - 17 months, F -- necropsy pending

ayla - F, 23 months- euthanized for mammary tumor

mia - F 19 months, respiratory infection

nova - 19 months, F - pituitary tumor, euthanized

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #103 on: September 29, 2003, 04:49:53 AM »
some of my rats and also rescues, and the roomie's rats...

Hazel - 18 months, female, mammary tumor - pts
Thorne - 23 months, male, passed in his sleep
Samara - 4 months, female, poisoning?
Chloe - 20 months, female, heart disease
Ghijed - 25 months, female, pituitary tumor
Merna - unknown (2-3 years), female, myco related respiratory infection - pts
Pippin - 14 months, male, pituitary tumor
Goran - 17 months, male, chronic respiratory problems - pts
Syenne - 10 months, female,  heart & lung problems
Poe - 15 months, female, pituitary tumor
Xara - 15 months, female, heart disease
Waco - 28 months, male, respiratory problems
Zen - 29 months, male, died naturally
India - 17 months, female, mammary tumors - pts
various baby rats - 4-8 weeks, male and female, megacolon, pts
Merlin - 19 months, male, heart condition, pts
Webster, 18 months, chronic severe lung problems, pts
Beans - 7 months, severe aggression due to neurological problems, pts


I will add to this as I think of more...
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #104 on: September 29, 2003, 03:32:59 PM »
I don't think I responded to this.

Poppy, female black hooded - approximately 29 months, respiratory infection (put to sleep after a serious gasping attack).

Lupin, female black capped - approximately 32 months. Put to sleep after a respiratory infection, abscess and recurring tumour became too much.

Bless my babies.  :heart:

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #105 on: September 30, 2003, 10:05:16 AM »
Warner - 6 months, Myco

Emily - 18 months, tumour  :BlueDumboBigEyes:

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #106 on: October 03, 2003, 06:11:32 PM »
zylah: female berkshire rat, adopted, dyed at a young age of 1 year, *tumor*
Mom to Meriadoc Brandybuck, Peregrine Took, Rosie, Lily, and Nimbus
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #107 on: October 08, 2003, 10:30:15 AM »
Louie - male - ??? to 10/1/03 - died of what seemed to be old age.
Brie - female - ??? to 10/4/03 - Louie's longtime companion. Contracted sudden and severe upper respiratory infection the day after Louie died. She was of old age as well.
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #108 on: October 08, 2003, 10:40:26 AM »
I am truly sorry for all of your losses. Too bad we can't genetically engineer a rat to live 20 years!
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #109 on: October 08, 2003, 07:17:07 PM »
I'm probably being an idiot. But doesn't this thread have a bar graph to go with it? I swear I saw a bar graph along with this thread-- but where it is I don't know. Can't find it tonight.

Is my senility acting up?
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #110 on: October 09, 2003, 05:22:32 PM »
Bucket 2.5 years - died peacefully, although he'd been wasting away for the last 5 months.

Bucky 3.6 years - died about 3 months after successful tumor removal of sudden, FAST respiratory distress

Fuzzy Ball and Bucky 2 - Petco rats, showed signs of myco 2 days after getting them, treated right away, but lived life of on-again off-again sickness for 1.2 years and 1.8 years respectively

Bullet - Petsmart rat, lived only 2 months - same as above, tried treating them ASAP after sneezing noticed, but he just wasted away right before our very eyes, each day getting worse, the vet trying all the big gun antibiotics, to no avail.  A sweetheart to the end, though, and he helped us learn about breeders that raise "healthier" rats.
 

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #111 on: October 10, 2003, 02:00:42 AM »
Unfortunately I have one to add.... :'(

Sarah-- age unknown, female, rescue (bred for feeder rats before I got her as part of the HSSV rescue, died of Myco, with suspected underlying problems due to her background.

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #112 on: October 17, 2003, 08:43:54 PM »
I'm probably being an idiot. But doesn't this thread have a bar graph to go with it? I swear I saw a bar graph along with this thread-- but where it is I don't know. Can't find it tonight.

Is my senility acting up?

I had a bar graph posted on my website in the original thread.  I updated the graph in September, but my scanner putzed out.  Now, I have a new scanner, but have been working 10-12 hour days, 6 days a week.  I have no idea when I can update again.  But, keep the information coming.  
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #113 on: October 17, 2003, 11:49:07 PM »
Haven't posted mine yet...

Ratberry - 2 years, 8 months, female, from breeder. Developed several tumors and suspected to have passed from secondary problems (when we had sendai here, she was very old, so her immune system was already pretty weak)

Phoebe - 2 years, 1 month, female, from breeder. Developed tumor that became infected, and I made the decision to have her euthanized.

Bluejay - 1 year, 4 months, male, from breeder. Of sencondary infection (passed when we had sendai)

Dennis - 2 years, male, from breeder. Suddenly, unsure why.

Maybie - 3 months, blazed male, from breeder. Late onset megacolon. :(

Moonstone - 1 year 2 months, female, from breeder. Of myco (as secondary infection, also lost when we had sendai)
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #114 on: October 21, 2003, 09:32:42 AM »
Furman: rescued when he was about 33 months. Died just over three years old from cancer. He was a pet store rat that had free roam of the pet store. Was bald and had skin disease that did not respond to medical treatment. Got better when he came to live with me. Vet not sure how he got better but I say it was from getting alot of love. I say his problem was from stress.
Died July 2003

Patterson- Furmans brother. When rescued he was already paralyzed in back legs. Could not walk at all. Would drag himself around. This was from an injury he sustained when he fell about 4 feet off of a bird table at the pet store! :sad2: They were often ignored for days upon days and sometimes when I went in to the store the owner had said she "had not seen them for days!" When the store went out of business she was going to have them destroyed at the vets saying nobody would want them in their "poor condition"  Instead of slapping her silly I offered to adopt them!!!!!!!

After about 2 weeks of love and affection he started to "propel" around on his belly. Was very brave and strong and thrived well and learned how to get around. LOVED to be held. Was a champion bruxer!!!  He died in my arms at the age of 3 years and 1 month from complications due to old age. Stroke and seizures.  He was a wonderful brave little rat full of personality. No other rat like him other than my Louie who is 24 months. Patterson LOVED PEOPLE! He went everywhere I went if I had to go out of town. Was a great hotel rat! LOVED to run around the hotel room!! LOL  Left raisins for housekeeping but we left nice tip for her troubles! LOL
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Died one month after his brother Furman- August 2003

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #115 on: October 22, 2003, 12:23:03 AM »
I know it's not practical, but it would be great to see along with all the ages and origins, what they were fed, bedded on etc.  Maybe that would give us some clues as to how to keep our little ratters healthier.  I am currently involved in discussions about long-lived animals on pine and wondering why that is if it is so bad for them.  Just want to look at all the angles....you know?
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« Reply #116 on: October 22, 2003, 03:18:22 PM »
Well, here's another one, sadly.:(

Mornea (Mor-nee-ay), approx 20 months,  likely  heart (possible respiratory).

edit- Flannel princess, I just read your note. Please see my thread titled "if your rat lived three years" which discusses this (unless you are already posting on it- I'm forgetting the names).

Mornea, like our others, was bedded on Aspen, Carefresh, and sometimes newspaper (when we were out of the others). Cages changed several times a week. Fed harlan-teklad lab blocks, some rodent mix, and "human food" such as cereal (total, and raisin bran), spaghetti, rice, veggies (esp frozen veggies in the summertime when it was hot).

She had two cage mates, and received a lot of attention and had a lot of "out of the cage" time... sometimes free ranging for a few days at a time.

-edit-

Last night we lost yet another one, Nienna, age 28 months, respiratory illness (pneumonia- did not respond to two course of antibiotics).

She was fed and kept in the same manner Mornea was.
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Our house is Home to  ratties:  Fawn and Holly. Rest in peace beloved Yavanna, Mapback, Bear, Naomi, Aodhan, Magellen,  Nienna and Mornea, Pearl, Isabel.:(

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #117 on: October 24, 2003, 05:20:03 PM »
Hmm...lucky me gets to post in this thread for the first time...  :-\

Albert, male, 23 months old, died suddenly overnight.  He was a pet store rat, who I got when he was dumped back at the pet store at 9 months of age.  Bedded on towels which are washed in nappy-wash.  The staple diet of the rat cage is Suebee's diet.
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« Reply #118 on: October 26, 2003, 02:41:42 PM »
My neighbor's rat:

Cutthroat- 2.5, unknown causes.
Found dead in his cage one evening.

He'd been fine, no signs of illness, but his cage mate died about a month or two ago and he was alone.

Bedded on Aspen, lots of attention, fed lab blocks and kaytee rat food, plus Vitakraft sticks as treats.
Our house is Home to  ratties:  Fawn and Holly. Rest in peace beloved Yavanna, Mapback, Bear, Naomi, Aodhan, Magellen,  Nienna and Mornea, Pearl, Isabel.:(

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #119 on: October 30, 2003, 06:36:35 PM »
Hava -- 12 months. Cause of death unknown.

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #120 on: November 03, 2003, 11:36:03 AM »
Mr Nosey - male- 35 months (seizures following removal of benign tumour)
Jerry Jam(brother)  - male 38 months (natural causes)


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« Reply #121 on: November 04, 2003, 01:28:11 AM »
Betty died at age 47 months natural causes, and Mattie died at age 34 months natural causes.
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #122 on: November 04, 2003, 02:34:28 AM »
Tinkerbell, female, 25 months, blue/lilac self, standard, part rex; enlarged spleen and swollen lymph nodes - likely cancer.
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #123 on: November 04, 2003, 09:19:42 AM »
snuffy- ~25 months. from a feeder tank. congestive heart failure (pts)

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #124 on: November 07, 2003, 06:50:17 PM »
My Charlie Rat: 28 months (Lung Cancer)

And Billy Rat: 36 months (Old age)