Author Topic: Rat Life Expectancy Survey  (Read 245873 times)

deniseratlover

  • Guest
Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #175 on: March 23, 2004, 07:19:14 PM »
Alexander, pet store, 2 years and some days. Born around March 2, 2002. Teeth and various other problems. PTS.

Offline DebW

  • Donor
  • Posts Too Much!
  • *
  • Posts: 5169
  • "That teacher with all the weird animals!"
Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #176 on: March 24, 2004, 10:09:31 PM »
Oscar and Chester - brothers/ both 28 months
Deb and the wonderful memories of all the past fur kids I've known and loved.

Offline brandy

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2400
Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #177 on: March 24, 2004, 11:12:57 PM »
I'll add mine...

Chica - pet store - approx. 15 months, cause unknown.
Lucy - pet store - approx. 3-4 months, escaped from cage and ingested pills
Cassie - breeder - 17 months, myco
Artemis - breeder - 25 months, kidney failure
Victoria - MSPCA - approx. 16 months, PTS after unknown neurological problems (possibly spinal tumor)

 :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
Brandy 1, cancer 0

Zero rats currently.
RIP: Snickers, Twizzler, Nestle, Valrhona, Cadbury, Elizabeth, Victoria, Artemis, Cassie, Lucy, and Chica.

Offline Ashley

  • Ritten
  • *
  • Posts: 5
Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #178 on: April 07, 2004, 11:16:13 PM »
Wasn't my rat, but the oldest I've seen (i work at a vet..he came in to be put down cause his health was deteriorating..however he wasn't about to drop dead..still relatively healthy) was five years old.
^Ashley^

Offline joanne

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 79
  • I'm a llama!
Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #179 on: April 21, 2004, 05:56:30 PM »
My first two rats:

Cheeky, F, 23 months, uterus tumour
Nippy, F, 25 months, cause of death unknown

Both purchased at pet shop.

 :'(

Offline ElkTrails

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 193
  • Have you snuggled your fuzzie friend today?
    • Elk Trails Rattery
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #180 on: April 23, 2004, 05:32:43 PM »
Oldest rat: Oreo (black hood) 5 years 8 months never sick a day in his life. Died of old age with arthritus but other than that EXCELLETN health

Next oldest: Chyna (Oreos daughter w/Thelma) Albino  5 years 2 month, fatty tumor that kept coming back till surgery wasnt an option.

Next oldest: Mario (Oreos grandson out of Oreos other lady, Lousie)  just a few days shy of 5. 

Then I have had alot of rats between 1-4 but my ave is roughly around 3 but rescues through that number way off....For rats that I breed....about 3 years generaly; but not everyone notifies me when they pass away
There is more to owning rats than cages, feed, and water. The key is love, dedication, and above all.....knowing that you are not the owner: your rats own you!

Offline menagerie

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 6307
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #181 on: April 24, 2004, 02:47:33 PM »
John -- ?? at least 12 months. Abcesses in lungs and pituitary tumor. PTS. Operation Dumbo Drop boy.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.  ~ Margaret Fuller

Offline Beth

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1774
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #182 on: April 30, 2004, 06:17:47 AM »
Basil (M) 2 yrs 1 mnth. Petstore rat, died of old age.

Offline DebW

  • Donor
  • Posts Too Much!
  • *
  • Posts: 5169
  • "That teacher with all the weird animals!"
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #183 on: May 02, 2004, 07:05:04 PM »
Emily - 27 months
Anna - 23 months
Deb and the wonderful memories of all the past fur kids I've known and loved.

Offline laurenk

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 31
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #184 on: May 05, 2004, 02:51:19 PM »
Daisy (Aug 2001-Nov 2002) -- petco rat with severe myco; symptoms in august and she got progressively worse.

Bandit (Oct 2002-April 2003) -- Kidney tumor (vet said probably congenital); had to put her to sleep because she couldn't walk and had blood in her urine.  this happened within two weeks in april.

Smokey (Jan/Feb 2002- present) -- petco rat with severe myco; in sept 2003, a mammary tumor appeared and was removed (benign).

Lily (March 2003- present) -- she has myco; no other health problems.

Tiger (March 2003 - present) -- had severe pnuemonia when i got her; no current health problems.

Bubba (Jan 2003- present) -- neutered male; no health problems.

Mamma (??)  -- Mamma is Bubba's mother.  I got her and Bubba from the ASPCA rescue.  Mamma looks REALLY old though.  She currently has a mammory tumor that has not increased in size in the past 3 weeks. 

Offline KWCRatMom

  • Ritten
  • *
  • Posts: 3
  • Scabbers and Powered Toast Man are AWESOME!
    • Tape Side Up.....
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #185 on: May 07, 2004, 03:21:39 AM »
Big Boy (for obvious reasons)- 1 1/2 months Death- seasure.. (sp?)


Still makes me sad thinking about it.... :BlueDumboBigEyes:


Beth
~~(  8:>*<:8  )~~*~~(  8:>*<:8  )~~ ~~(  8:>*<:8  )~~*~~(  8:>*<:8  )~~
Your only limited by your imagination and your pocket book.

Offline Ree

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2199
    • Ree's Ramblings
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #186 on: May 16, 2004, 10:02:52 PM »
Kito - Pet store rat.  30 ish months (give or take a week).  Possible kidney failure.  Died at home.
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Offline Rodentgirl

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 546
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #187 on: May 16, 2004, 10:28:15 PM »
I have not posted my most recent rats that have passed.

Rowena born october 27th 2002-Died febuary 13th 2004 of respitory problems.
Hermione(Rowena's mom) Born in what I guess august or september 2002-Died March 14th, sudden onset heart faliure or something like it.
Pippin(My brother's rat, also a baby of Hermione)October 27th 2002-April 1st 2004, heart faliure I believe, it wasn't as sudden, he had been sick for a while but was recovering then fell Ill again.

To my knowlage Hermione's other 4 babies are all alive, though I know one has a tumor.

All were about a year and a half.

Offline CocoOreo

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • I'm a llama!
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #188 on: May 23, 2004, 01:05:44 PM »
Coco
male
25 months

Offline flannel

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2103
  • When I grow up I wanna be a dumbo!
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #189 on: May 24, 2004, 05:55:01 PM »
MoJo.  Son of Professor( see above).  32 months give or take a bit.  Had just finished battling resp. problems and was doing alright.  I suspect his heart failed him this morning  :sad2: as there were no resp. symptoms when he started gasping today.
"Reader, you must know that an interesting fate (sometimes involving rats, sometimes not) awaits almost everyone, mouse or man, who does not conform."
- The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo

Offline DebW

  • Donor
  • Posts Too Much!
  • *
  • Posts: 5169
  • "That teacher with all the weird animals!"
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #190 on: May 24, 2004, 06:14:37 PM »
Gadget (M)   21 months
Deb and the wonderful memories of all the past fur kids I've known and loved.

Offline jessiree

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2289
  • I live for rattie kisses.
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #191 on: June 05, 2004, 06:39:37 PM »
 :'( I guess I need to add
Winnie-approx 27 months-Petstore-cause of death-?stroke
Love a rescue rat and they will love you back!

Offline ratmomma

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 214
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #192 on: June 07, 2004, 01:24:53 PM »
Sierra,  33 months, cancer and myco. Dark brown with white geet and belly.
"They are my PETS and I have the vet bill to prove it!"

deniseratlover

  • Guest
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #193 on: June 08, 2004, 05:05:05 PM »
Albert,
petstore. Died a bit ago, bu I didn't feel like posting about it. Not yet 2. Unknown. I'm guessing old age.

Offline ilpleut

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 1471
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #194 on: June 11, 2004, 03:53:11 PM »
Evelyn (f) - tumor, PTS  2 1/2 years old

Caldecott (f) - tumor? respiratiory problems 2 years 7 mo.

They both passed on a while ago. Evelyn died last August and Caldecott this February.  :(
-clara and her angelic rat chorus-

Offline menagerie

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 6307
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #195 on: June 17, 2004, 07:29:02 PM »
Spots (May 1, 2001 - June 7, 2004 ) -- 37 mos -- old age
Slinky (October 2002 - June 4, 2004) -- 18 mos -- tumor on throat
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.  ~ Margaret Fuller

deniseratlover

  • Guest
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #196 on: June 19, 2004, 04:14:47 AM »
Mic- OFR-breeder- June 12,03 (off the top of my mind so I might be off a bit) to June 13-04

Offline SADCAT

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2326
  • "60% of the time, it works every time"
    • sarah-davis.com
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #197 on: June 19, 2004, 04:52:22 AM »
I'm not sure who I last posted about, as it was in the old thread.. but I'm guessing the last one was probably Cous Cous. New ratties to add...

Hobnob - female - pet store - 20 months: Died of a brain tumour which resulted in a massive seizure (she was put to sleep that same day, as it caused her to become completely paralyzed).
Lewis - male - pet store - 11 months: Died while in surgery. He had a tumour that was too large to remove, and was on the verge of rupturing. The blood supply to the tumour was about an inch across. We let him go while he was still under anesthetic.
Oswald - male - pet store - 16 months: Died from congestive heart failure due to a very weakened immune system brought on by lice and mites (though we're almost positive there was something else wrong with him, as everybody else had the same amount of mites and lice and nobody else reacted this way). He died suddenly in my arms.
Beans - female - pet store - 26 months: Died from a prolonged respiratory infection. She was put to sleep when it became nearly impossible for her to breath anymore.

Man.. that was depressing.  :-\

Offline quellykin1

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 2716
  • umm, whoooo took my muffin?
    • Any Rat Rescue
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #198 on: June 20, 2004, 11:31:10 PM »
Vlad, male, 1 year, 11.5 months. Had tumors but weren't bothering him. I believe his heart just gave out. Went in his sleep. He had never been healthy -- respiratory issues. Pet shop. 
:heart: :-*

www.anyratrescue.org
Trekkies, Earl, Sloane, Stripes, Rocky, Kaci, Kada, Bailey, mousers

Offline KittyRat

  • Posts Too Much!
  • *****
  • Posts: 920
  • I Believe
Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #199 on: June 22, 2004, 12:44:46 PM »
Makani, Female, black hoodie: 34 months, cause of death unknown. Died in her sleep. :BlueDumboBigEyes:
Rats: RIP~Makani Pokani,Cloud,Janis,Rooster,Sphinx,Lily&June
And welcome home Maverick & Goose
Dogs: Lexi & Akima
4 doves Paloma, Gwen, Beau & Breeze