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Offline silke

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #50 on: June 11, 2003, 04:46:55 PM »
The people I got Minnie from just had their pet Mouser die at 4.5

I am really hoping Minnie is as lucky...oops I mean I hope I am as lucky and Minnie lives that long

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2003, 06:08:53 PM »
Sebastian - M - Petsmart rat - 28 months - Tumor
Ferris - M - Pet shop - 2 months -  unkown cause
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #52 on: June 21, 2003, 09:16:35 PM »
MamaRat female rescue approx. 24 months old pts last week.  :'(++
Rats: Binky, George, Spot, Spike
Mice: Little Brown, Xenitharion,
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2003, 04:08:18 AM »
Cindy - F - Feedstore - ~40 mos - old age
Rascal - F - Feedstore - 32 mos - respiratory
Pepper - F - Feedstore - 35 mos - unknown
Cassie - F - Feedstore - 1 month - killed by Pepper during intro
Roo - F - Feedstore - 21 mos - dog knocked cage over while I was on vacation, died from internal injuries  :'(
Dinky - F - Feedstore - 2 weeks - suspected birth defect
Shady - F - Pet World - 28 mos - tumour
Kaycee - F - Feedstore - 28 mos - tumour
Fleck - M - Unexpected litter - 1 week - unknown
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2003, 06:09:37 PM »
Since my boys were all adopted, their actual age is not certain, so I?m giving an approximation:

Jade:  F, 34m, passed in her sleep

Jewel (Jade?s sister): F, 34m, passed about two hours after Jade

Fiona:  F,  7m, reasons unknown

Baloo: M, 24m, reasons uknown, but shortly after a temperment change. Possible brain tumor.

Mr. McSquishItz:  M, 21m, complications from abcess

Nicodemus: M, 22m, I was told myco but I have doubts.

Victor: M, 36m passed in his sleep

Jade and Jewel lived long ago. But still, I am surprised by HOW they aged vs how Victor aged. In Victor?s geriatric time, he got that hippy old-man look. We spoiled him rotten with 10 different kinds of food trying to keep the weight on him. Jade and Jewel remained robust until the day they passed.

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2003, 12:55:02 PM »
Lilith Ratson: Female: Approx 3Yrs (Rescue): Ovarian Cyst/old age.

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2003, 12:55:18 PM »
Jasmin-Female-Gray hooded rat-3 years (old age)
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #57 on: July 04, 2003, 11:13:50 AM »
I forgot about this thread!

Harley-Quinn- Bought at Petsmart.  ~2 years (mayne 2.3)  Already thinnning- went on vacation, didn't eat, came back kinda started eating again, but wasn't the same.

I'd say he died of old age... but I think he missed me too.
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2003, 09:22:48 AM »
Eliza - 5 years died of stroke :'( :'( :'(

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2003, 01:11:43 AM »
We just lost Clark (m) at 19 months.

He was happy and healthy as far as we know. Suddenly acted as though something had happened to him, and couldn't walk. Held him and massaged him for an hour till he had an "episode", like a seizure, then he relaxed and in a few seconds was gone.

We'll all miss him, especially his little family. :'( :heart:
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2003, 05:31:54 PM »
Merlin- 20mo? (petworld)my baby! he's showing his age a bit but still going strong!
Morgain-12mo?- (drop off)
Machiatto-8mo?(pet world)
Echo-18mo?(rescue)
Shout-18mo?
Pongo- 8 weeks(rescue)unknown cause
Lucky-6mo-18mo?(rescue) no way to determin his age but he's got a slight eye infection and is underweight but he's got a vet visit for tomorrow and is slowly gaining weight now!
10 babies-two weeks old(echo's kids)
Swirly-three days -somehow squished by the mom when they were three days old. since there's nowhere to burry ratties around her i asked my boyfriend to do it at his work, instead he flushed the poor little thing (and slept on the couch for a week cause of it)

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2003, 06:43:44 PM »
Here are the ages for the rats I have lost:  

Kumquat  28 months (m)
Pickle 26 months (m)
Brie  12 months (f) - very sudden, still don't know what happened

I still have -
Raisin 30 months and counting (m)
D'mue 18 months and counting (f)

ANd there's Smudge, but I just adopted her and no one knows how old she is!

I do know someone who has an honest to god 5 years plus rat named Mortimer- has the store receipt to prove it.
From Cheryl, Raisin, D'mue, Smudge, and Thandi

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #62 on: July 14, 2003, 11:35:36 AM »
My rat lifespans (not counting one who died a week after I got her from the pet store):

Claire 10 mos. (Dec. 1996-Sept. 1997)
Laura 18 mos. (Jan. 2000- July 2001)
Joan 30 mos. (Jan. 2000- July 2002)

First two died from unknown natural causes; Joan died from a bad fall.

Weird fact: Both Laura and Joan died within a few days of Tisha'b'Av (fairly obscure Jewish holiday of mourning and fasting, when observant Jews remember misc. Jewish tragedies throughout the centuries).  (Even more weird coincidence: this pattern of death dates only occurred after I became observant enough to do something about Tisha'b'Av).    (Twilight zone music plays ominously in background).
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2003, 01:00:15 AM »
Barnie (male) 17 mos - pts due to complications from myco
ratkids: Dino, Zeke, Huey and Basil
catkids: Pebbles, Bambam & Tobbes
RIP: Barnie (rat), Fred (rat)

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2003, 04:05:45 AM »
Sprinkles - male aged 2 and a half years - tumour.

So sad  :'(

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #65 on: July 15, 2003, 12:54:52 PM »
here are my ratties to add

Peggy Sue F 54 months (immunodeficency and pneumonia)
Chucky M 18 months (tumor)
Tommy M 32 months (tumor)
Lilian F 9 months (fit)
Valerie F 15 months (lung problems)
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #66 on: July 15, 2003, 01:19:49 PM »
Godiva, rescued from Rattie Ratz rescue
01/15/02 - 07/05/03 - 18 months old
Godiva was euthanized due to a pituitary tumor making her unable to stand, walk, eat or drink on her own.
Rats: Ghia, Stella & David Tua
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #67 on: July 17, 2003, 05:57:26 PM »
I guess i'll add my baby

Pinky 9 weeks (seizure of unknown cause)
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #68 on: July 17, 2003, 07:19:33 PM »
Matilda-3 months.
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2003, 02:01:55 PM »
Pippin, 16 months, who was purchased at Petco before I knew how awful they are. PTS due to complications from cancer in his abdomen, lymphoma, and liver failure.
Sara and Ossie the Tiltyrat...
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #70 on: July 19, 2003, 10:01:42 PM »
My rat, Willie, male, lived about 24 months. He just died. :( :( :-[ :-[
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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #71 on: July 24, 2003, 07:33:28 PM »
jon - 20 months - lung problems (tumor? scarring?). pts.

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« Reply #72 on: July 26, 2003, 04:38:24 PM »
Timmi-21months-died due to conjestive heart failure  :'(

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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #73 on: August 03, 2003, 03:22:24 PM »
I'm somehow completely missing my original post on this thread, so I can't update it. (Must need more coffee)

Blue - 14.5 months (April 2002 - 29 July 2003, cancer throughout body (including in her uterus, which was when we realized the previous "mammary" tumor with a thin membrane must have been cancer)


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Re:Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #74 on: August 05, 2003, 06:00:28 PM »
Tinkerbell (pet store) approx 14m
Rose             "              also 14m
sisters

passed away within 2 weeks of eachother