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Offline Yavannasgrandmom

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #75 on: August 09, 2003, 03:02:02 AM »
 :'(


Bear, male neutered, just two days before his second birthday, of an unknown illness (he was put down).

Naomi- about 19mos, respiratory illness.

Mapback--  25 1/2 mos (age, illness, infection :'( )
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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 #76 on: August 09, 2003, 09:51:46 PM »
I found this interesting link:

http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/information/health/life_expectancy.php

I can't believe they have such a short life span!  :(

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #77 on: August 10, 2003, 02:10:14 PM »
Furman- 2000-  died from cancer July 7th 2003 :'(

Patterson (Furmans brother) 2000- August 8th 2003- stroke and seizure died in my arms. I am still heart broken......so very sad.  :'(

Found out their mother is still alive and is close to 4 years old! They must have good genes!   :heart:

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #78 on: August 10, 2003, 10:26:37 PM »
Nikki, 18,  unexplained respiratory failure, most likely pneumonia

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #79 on: August 11, 2003, 12:14:37 PM »
My lost loves-
Georgie - ?????(respiratory)
Tinky - 26 mos (estimated) (respiratory)
Squirrel - 18 mos (?healthy, just dropped dead one day)
Rocket - 22 mos (respiratory)
Monkey - 19 mos (tumor)
Nellie - 29 mos (tumor) (pts)
Ladybug - 24 mos (respiratory)
Whisper - 7 mos (tumor, from very tumorous line, sold
                 as feeder only) (pts)
Taz - 13 mos (tumor) (pts)
Me, Hopi,  Angel, Tug, Breeze & Morgan

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2003, 11:34:05 PM »
LaLa, female, blue, part rex, 22.5 months (9/20/01 - 08/11/03), advanced myco
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #81 on: August 13, 2003, 01:26:23 AM »
Sparky, F, 3 months: Respiratory infection, plus poor immune system (we think she was the runt of the litter as well as weened a week or two early)

Astra, F, 23 months: Respiratory infection. Weak immune system after not fully recovering from a lump removal (2nd removal, returned 3rd time before she passed on.)
RIP Sugar, Jasmine, Juniper, Sesame, Stella, Won-Ton, Lucy, Sophie, Olivia, Eloise, Starsha, Pepper, Freddie, Astra, Trelly, Scooter, Sparky, and "Rat".

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #82 on: August 14, 2003, 07:21:51 PM »
Zelda-- pet store female, approx. 18 months, fluid in chest hiding internal tumor or heart failure, euthanized.
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2003, 11:21:28 AM »
Daisy (F) - PetCo (before I knew better) - 26 mo. - tumor
Lily (F) - Rattie Ratz Rescue (adopted at 6wks) - 25 mo. - unknown cause

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #84 on: August 23, 2003, 09:30:39 PM »
Eloise - 28 months / lymphoma
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #85 on: August 25, 2003, 12:30:57 PM »
Here is my information:

From 2002 when I was hit with Myco or SDA:

Willow - 2 months  
Mara -  1 month
Dona - 1 month
Skye - 10 months
Piglet - 10 months
Hairy - 10 months
:heart: CoCo - 10 months (also had Tumor removal, died only 7 days after)  :sad2:
Asia - 18 months - (also had a Tumor)
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Minnie - 2 months - Unknown causes
Bootsy - 22 months - Tumor, euthanized
Tantor - 14 months - Uknown
Pauline - Black Rose Rattery & Rescue
Flint, MI
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #86 on: August 31, 2003, 06:44:04 PM »
Bella - 26 mos - either uterine cancer or liver problems
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #87 on: September 01, 2003, 12:04:07 AM »
Ruby 13 monthes ( mammary tumor removel)
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #88 on: September 02, 2003, 03:38:28 PM »
Maizie: 39
We had to put him down because he was not oxygenating
6yr old (human) Finn, 9m old (Human) Wilder, 9yr old Boston Bugsy & Boy rat, Cig.
passed on ratties...
Maizie,Chicken,Cootie,Screech,Periwinkle,Frosty,Grimey,Huit,Pepi,Gemini,Mercury,Wilder,Captain,Spats,Loratta,
Lynn,Leap,Mamasake,Tofutti,Maki,Fuji,Pagoda,Kingsley, Ripley,Huff,and Sasha

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« Reply #89 on: September 08, 2003, 10:35:47 PM »
Mrs. Norris.  Age, unknown.  Cause, unknown.  Very sudden, no suffering, nor sign of illness.  Not even a sneeze or hiccup.

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #90 on: September 09, 2003, 08:01:33 PM »
Zora- Eight months, lung disease of unknown kind. Decided to have her put to sleep when she didn't respond to any meds...  :sad2:
Right when life gets good, sh*t happens. Trust me, tis true.

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #91 on: September 10, 2003, 02:55:33 PM »
Oliver, agouti hoodie, Abbi and Sara's sister 5-6 weeks old. Died the day after I got them, unknown cause. (2-8-03 to 3-17-03)



Abigail (aka Abbi), black hoodie, Sara's sister: approx. 3 months old. Unknown cause. (2-8-03 to 5-03)


Sammy, cream with brown points on nose, and base of tail: about 4 mos. old. He came down with an unknown illness about a month after I got him, and was PTS, after meds. did not work. (2-4-03 to 6-13-03)
I got him on 5-9-03.


Pippin, agouti hoodie I got him from a lady that was moving. She had bought Pippin and his brother Merry about 2 yrs. before she gave him to me from Petsmart. His brother Merry died about 2 weeks before I got Pippin.
I was bringing Pippin to a friend of mine, because Pippin was lonely, and at the time I didn't have any other male rats, so she was going to take him and try to intro him to her other male rats. Even though my windows were rolled down, and I had the air on, by the time I got to meet her, he was already in the comatose state. He died from a heatstroke, and possibly from old age. I had him 3 months before that happened.


Ilias, agouti berk. (06.02.03 - 02.15.04) Sara's son. He passed away from myco and I don't know what else was wrong with him. He was on Baytril and Doxy and the vet seemed to think he would get better, well he didn't... I found him lying in the bottom of his cage, in his tube hammock. He was my favorite rat ever.



:heart: Rest in Peace all my angels.. I miss you. :heart: :'(
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #92 on: September 11, 2003, 02:16:25 PM »
Males
Pinky 11 months after having 2 strokes
The Brain 14 months stroke and myco
Baby Mac 23 months horrible testical infetion
Mouse 19 months myco
Ivan 22 months kidney failure
Little Lee 15 months myco
Females
Emma 18 months cancer
Daisy 18 months eye infection, 2 mamary tumors, stroke and myco.
Casey 11 months small mamary tumor and myco.
Zoe 7 1/2 months cancer
Penny 16 months myco
Amanda 18 months 3 large mamary tumors
Francine 19 months stroke
Hannah 20 months myco
Kate 22 months heart failure
Blue 9 months she had a bad heart since birth.

I also had 1 litter of 3 (Hannah was the mom) died the same day they were born and 1 litter of 6 (Molly was the mom) 2 were still borns and the last one Bajeera died at 15 days.

Amber mama to
    Males: Junior ( 2 1/2 year old black berk),
            Ike(18 month old agouti) and
      Ralph ( 7 1/2 month old black hooded)
     Females: Molly (8 month old black berk)      
         and Kylee (4 month old biege berk)

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #93 on: September 11, 2003, 02:43:32 PM »

If you're not sure if I recorded your rats, please PM me, and we can figure it out.  If you've had a loss, or haven't recorded your rats' information, post here.  

The goal of this is to get a feel for how long pet rats live.  I've seen 2-4 years, but the average seems to be far closer to 2, than 3 or 4.  


I lost two standard boys this summer to breathing disorders.  Both were about 18 months old:

Maynard, male, 18 months
Mr. Tom, male, 18 months

Gary and the boys:
Louie, Chip, Taco

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #94 on: September 12, 2003, 11:54:13 AM »
I want to add some, too...

Milka: approximately 2 years and 4 months. Got her as a rescue when she was about 2 years old. She was already bleeding in her vaginal area when I got her. She had a tumor in her uterus. She was treated with abtibiotics, but then became lethargic. She was helped to cross the Rainbow Bridge February 17, 2003

Stubette: Milka's sister. She had a very fast growing tumor on the side of her belly (between the front legs and the hind legs). She was helped to cross the RB Bridge March 31, 2003

little girl: sister of the above. She had an extremely fast growing tumor on the end of her spine (closer to her tail).
She went the same day Stubette went, so they were together.

Full-Stripe: sister of the above. She was the only one of in total six ladies who never had anything. She was always skinny, but healthy. She developed pneumonia and died within a week. She was fortunate to peacefully cross the RBB in her sleep amongst her sisters Half-Stripe and Brownie who fed her and kept her warm even after her death.

Vino: He was approxiamtely born at the end of November 2001. My love was limping, so he was treated with antibiotics. Then, he got worse, didn't move his hind legs anymore. More antibiotics. He felt better after a steroid shot and additional treatment with Meloxicam. He was moving his legs again, tried to walk on all four of them. His behaviour was normal, as usual. He ate and drank just fine, was active again... September 6, he got another steroid shot, very unprofessionally. The vet assistant must have hit a major nerve or something else. She killed him. For the next 24 hours, he was restless, didn't drink, didn't eat, didn't lick anything off my finger. He just wanted to be in my arms. As if he was chased by something in his cage. He died in the 25th hour after the shot. He was burried yesterday and I miss my baby. Angels in heaven have him back.  

One day, I will be with all of you and I will be happy again!

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #95 on: September 13, 2003, 04:36:19 PM »
Jerry, female, @ 34 months, pet store rattie, brown agouti hooded, unknown cause - seizure, stroke ? Couldn't move except for head and forelegs, wouldn't eat or drink. After staying up with her for half the night, and not expecting her to make it through the night, was surprised to find her still breathing in the morning.  Had her her pts.
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #96 on: September 14, 2003, 03:38:43 AM »
Lost another one last week.

Magellen, age 26.5 mos.   :'(

Age related failing, I believe. She lost weight, but acted okay. Suddenly got very lethargic, soon became cold (feet a little blue). Put her on heating pad, she revived for a few hours, then died in my daughter's hands.:(

Her mom is still going strong! Her brothers have started to pass away, and one of her sisters has benign tumors, and the other is beginning to fail.

Seems about 2 years is average. I've noticed those that are bred seem to last a bit longer. Anyone else see this? We had one hit almost three, but most go between two and three (closer to two).

I had a vet recently really give me heck about this. He maintained rats could live until four or five and ought to. I wondered what planet he was from. I've seen three rats in my whole life that hit age four.
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 #97 on: September 15, 2003, 05:19:58 PM »
I'm not going to post all ages just the oldest. Too many have passed over the years.   :sad2:

Cookie: 41 months Congestive Heart Failure

Sunshine (her sister): 42 months Congestive Heart Failure

Frances: 38 months, still very healthy and kicking, the little fireball

Arnold: 37 months, still alive and healthy

All were bred here. There are probably are more but the records have been lost. Cookie and Sunshine were from 2 pet store rats. Our first rats quite a while back.
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« Reply #98 on: September 15, 2003, 05:56:02 PM »
I just talked to the breeder I buy my blues from and she said she has a rat that is 6 years old!! :bdaysmile:

Whoa!  That's impressive.

Met a lady in Rhonda, NC claiming she had a 10 year old rat, still skeptical because she wouldn't let me see him

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #99 on: September 18, 2003, 11:13:56 PM »
Ruby 13 monthes ( mammary tumor removel)
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