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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #200 on: June 22, 2004, 12:48:18 PM »
Elizabeth, from a shelter - approx. 22-24 months. Put to sleep, possible pituitary tumor.  Sister was also put to sleep for a similar condition. (posted previously)
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #201 on: June 22, 2004, 10:46:21 PM »
  O'NIEL-18MONTHS-DIED FROM SOME SORT OF FIT?
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #202 on: July 05, 2004, 01:07:15 AM »
Nym - 35 months - pet store - PTS when nasty tumor on his leg got too much for him.   :(
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #203 on: July 07, 2004, 08:34:14 PM »
     Flo - F. 24 months - mcyo
     Jackie - F. 17 months - PTS after a month when she was lethargic and not eating voluntarily. Vet heard some resp. noise and treated that but I don't think that was the problem.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #204 on: July 08, 2004, 09:19:19 AM »
Luke- 18 months- Rex hooded from Petland- had myco since he was 1 year
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #205 on: July 13, 2004, 10:06:16 AM »
Fatty, male, black berkshire (i think), from Petland, 19 months, died of some respiratory illness
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #206 on: July 13, 2004, 11:06:24 AM »
it doesn't look like i ever added my last two guys who both went in april

bob - 29 months - from petco - pts for some kind of mass in his abdomen. he also had multiple mammary tumors and had just been through a disasterous surgery to remove two other masses.

teller - 21 months - rehome - seizures (suspected pituitary tumor)

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #207 on: July 14, 2004, 05:45:45 PM »
Mog-aboutn 45 months

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #208 on: July 16, 2004, 04:17:25 PM »
Kono: 11 September 2002 to 15 July 2004 (PTS due to spinal injury and resultant neurological problems).
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #209 on: July 24, 2004, 08:42:54 PM »
I've had 13 rats over a span of 20+ yrs. I have never had a rat make it to 3 yrs. The average was 2yrs. and perhaps 3 didn't even make it to 3 mos. The majority died of tumors or cancer, some were inoperable and few had surgery, but grew new tumors....we don't have breeders around here so sadly they came from " rat mills". We tend to celebrate 1/2 birthdays, their lives are so short....
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #210 on: July 26, 2004, 01:41:02 PM »
I know I haven't posted in a long while, but just to let ya know I'm still here, I thought I'd jump into this thread.  :BlueDumboSmile:

To the author of the original post, do you have a website link to your Rat Life Expectancy Survey? With your permission, I would like to link it to a project that I am working on for my site, Rat Biology and Anatomy.

I have one like yours of my own that is known as the  "Over 2 Club for the Dearly Departed"
http://spazrats.tripod.com/o2cdd.html
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #211 on: July 26, 2004, 01:50:25 PM »
Sully - 21mos, son of pet store rat, died from deterioration after stroke
Serena - 23mos, daughter of pet store rat, cancer
Autumn - 16+mos, shelter rescue, sudden death
Sweetie - 25mos, daughter of petstore rat - old age/sudden death

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #212 on: July 28, 2004, 10:56:01 PM »
Could we do a poll aspect to make charting the responses to this a bit more visual?  Or is there a way you can graph the information and post it for us?  I'm very interested in this topic.  My boys are still with me - three at approximately 29 months-ish (two of them pet store, one from a breeder), one at 17 months (from a breeder).

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #213 on: July 28, 2004, 11:55:12 PM »
Gah, sorry, I can never find my original posts in this thread to update them. (and really wish I never had to)

Choco - late April 2001 - 17 Feb 2004 - general old age
 
Sky - late March 2002 - 28 July 2004 - cancer and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #214 on: July 29, 2004, 08:51:12 AM »
Nicky   19 months  Pneumonia  petstore boy

Cleo     4 wks    cagemate killed her     daughter of petstore baby



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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #215 on: July 29, 2004, 09:00:54 AM »
I admit - I've been slacking on keeping up with the life expectancy thread - working 50-60 hour weeks limits my free time.  I do have a chart - somewheres on my webspace.  I'll work on updating on Sunday. 

I actually prefer if you put new posts to update, rather than update in an original thread.  I use the "new" button to get me where I last left off :)
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #216 on: August 03, 2004, 12:18:24 PM »
Gosh, I just realized I forgot to post several rats:

Trelly, F, over 3 years old. Pts with giant mammary tumor that could not be removed. Peninsula Humane Society
Pepper, F, 33 months, pts for general problems with old age. Couldn't use back legs. Spayed, no tumors at death. Feeder rescue.
Starsha, F, 33 months. Tumors and respiratory infection. Died in her sleep 36 hours after Pepper died. Peninsula Humane Society.

"Rat", M, At least 2 years old but possibly up to 4. PTS with growing tumor (the harder smaller type) on his jaw. Taken from my brother, originally Petco.
Scooter, M, 17 months. Neutered. PTS due to either inner ear infection or brain tumor. SFSPCA
Fred, M, 22 months. Neutered. PTS due to respiratory infection. SFSPCA.
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #217 on: August 04, 2004, 07:26:59 PM »
August 1- RATC Flash. Put to sleep. Tumor on neck and he was beginning to scratch it.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #218 on: August 04, 2004, 07:29:22 PM »
March 30-Chocolate-PTS after vet diagnosed him with osteo... I can't remember the name of it. He had bone growths going out of control. He was about 2 months old and a sweetie.
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #219 on: August 05, 2004, 06:58:33 PM »
Adeline - approximately 16 months - liver disease
OSED Hurricane - 16 months - COD unknown
OSED Ocean - 23 months - massive malignant metastasized tumor centered in her bowels.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #220 on: August 06, 2004, 10:00:57 PM »
I added just over 200 rats tonight - bringing up the total to 915.  Please note I do not separate out rats that died from natural causes versus those lost in accidents, etc.  AND, I did not include rats that are still living - sort of skews the data set :)

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #221 on: August 18, 2004, 06:49:57 PM »
I forgot to add Bill and Margie and I'll also add Skeeter:

Bill M  24 months

Margie F  27 months

Skeeter M 27 months
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #222 on: August 19, 2004, 02:52:28 AM »
One more.

Tovi - M - 28 months old.  Nasty yucky lump on face/resp issues/fell apart basically..
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #223 on: August 22, 2004, 09:57:47 PM »
i knew a guy who had his pet rat for 6 years before it died! too bad that's not average  :(
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #224 on: August 26, 2004, 05:42:43 AM »
our baby, Weaver approx 1 year - PTS for myco.

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