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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #775 on: April 28, 2013, 07:05:45 PM »
Eddy- Estimated 29 months, not spayed. After a long fight and a slow decline, the mycoplasma won.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #776 on: May 04, 2013, 05:09:17 AM »
Boone, intact male. 20 months, pts following a stroke.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #777 on: May 17, 2013, 09:19:05 PM »
Pixel, intact male from Petsmart, 39 months.  Passed in his sleep, had advanced HED. 

I presume his parts warranty simply wore out.   :heart:

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #778 on: May 20, 2013, 03:34:19 PM »
Tulip - intact female 3 years old. PTS on the surgery table as the masses she had were getting involved in her urinary and digestive tracts. :(  :heart:
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #779 on: June 05, 2013, 11:12:18 PM »
Crystal - pearl-hooded female from a FL Petsmart, 28 months. Recovered from abscess and bout of pneumonia, but steadily fell into decline for months afterward. Passed away peacefully in sleep.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #780 on: June 26, 2013, 11:31:12 PM »
I'm going to have to guesstimate, never kept official records
In order of deaths

Chip- 11 months- severe, sudden congestive hear failure (euthanized)
Timothy- 9 months- stomach cancer (found dead in cage)
Dale- 27 months- old age (euthanized)
Scamp- 26 months- burst rectal tumor (euthanized due to blood loss)
Toby- 29 months- stomach cancer (euthanized)
Willow- 13 months- unfortunate incident with a cat (found dead, blood loss)
Sierra- 24 months- multiple, quality of life impairing tumors (euthanized)
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #781 on: July 02, 2013, 04:28:04 PM »
Cookie - Petsmart rat - Congestive Heart Failure - Had her for 1 and a half years. She was probably close to 4 months old when I got her. So around 22 months old.  :'(

The stuff rats go through has made me never want any more again... After the 2 I have just got as friends for my lonely Cupcake pass I will not have another rat again...
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #782 on: July 07, 2013, 08:20:34 AM »
Marley - feeder rat, pts at the age of 34 months due to old age
Rodney - feeder rat, pts at the age of 17 months due to PT

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1 cat - Cece
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #783 on: July 26, 2013, 10:50:28 AM »
Normandy - Intact female black self. 18 months - seizure. Her and her sister were rescues from a hording situation.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #784 on: August 04, 2013, 02:55:50 PM »
Bear - 22 months, intact rescued male.  Inoperable abdominal mass, necropsy revealed ruptured colon.  :(

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #785 on: August 11, 2013, 07:39:38 PM »
Has anyone tallied this?   That would be great to see.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #786 on: August 22, 2013, 02:15:47 PM »
Max - 22 months, intact rescued male.  Chronic pulmonary inflammation, suspected lung abscesses.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #787 on: August 23, 2013, 12:08:06 AM »
Gabriel, pink-eyed champagne hoodie, standard coat/ears--PTS at 17 months; inoperable bowel torsion.

Anne, PEW, standard coat/ears--PTS at 30 months; pituitary tumor.

Michael, odd-eyed beige hoodie, standard coat/ears--PTS at 28 months; emphysema no longer responded to medication.
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #788 on: August 28, 2013, 12:56:28 PM »
Almond - 4-6 months age - Rare blood borne parasite (haemobartonella)
Standard ears, beige/white hooded, ruby eyes.
Adopted through pet store.
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #789 on: August 29, 2013, 04:29:52 PM »
Shmara: standard coat, standard ear, agouti hooded, severely inbred feeder rat. Died 28 months, no established cause of death. Operated for mammary tumor at age 25 months, severe ear infection soon after surgery was treated sucessfully but severely damaged balance. Died in her sleep with no unsusual symptoms prior to death... maybe she just died of old age?
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #790 on: August 31, 2013, 05:18:47 PM »
Neo, intact male from Petsmart. Beige hooded w/ dark ruby eyes, standard ears & coat. PTS at 30 months due to inoperable abdominal mass no longer responding to meds.
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #791 on: October 05, 2013, 12:35:08 AM »
Ebony- standard eared, black blazed-berkshire doe. She had a stroke at about 2 months of age, but recovered fine other than a little bit of neurological damage. (lack of balance, hyperactivity, a bit of a lack of motorskills but she still ate, climbed, ran, etc. just fine.) At about 18 or 19 months she started growing lethargic, and unfortunately passed.

Ivory- (this girl was my <3 rat) Standard eared, black broken-hooded rex doe. After a long, hard battle, Ivory succumbed to Mycoplasma at around 19-20 months, a little over a month after her sister Ebony.
Play hard at the bridge Cocoa, Puff, Ebony, Ivory, London, and Zuko <3

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #792 on: November 09, 2013, 08:24:51 AM »
Hideki - Top-eared Siamese Berkshire - Lived nearly 2 1/2 years - unneutered - Passed away in what I can only guess was in his sleep. No signs of aging other than getting more cuddly and no signs of any imminent issues. It was a big surprise to find him in the cage that morning.  :puppy_dog_eyes: He was bought through a private breeder that was very careful in which characteristics she wished to see in her broods and was really good about not breeding any bad traits for health. He lived a full and happy ratty life with no healthy problems.

His cagemate, only a month younger than him, is still going strong and from the same breeder. He has a few spots on him that look like sebaceous cysts but other than that he's still okay as far as I can tell.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #793 on: December 07, 2013, 08:02:35 PM »
Willow - 29 months, unspayed female, cream hood with ruby eyes, parents were siblings (from an accidental litter situation due to introducing rats too soon after a neuter) - euthanized due to mammary tumors that eventually were just too much for her, after previously narrowly surviving having a lump removed at about 12 months

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #794 on: December 08, 2013, 07:58:12 PM »
Pearcy - PEW, neutered male 18 months.  Pneumonia or conjestive heart failure, wasn't able to treat long enough to find out for sure. Euthanized.

Nicodemus - Blue variegated, intact male 2- 2 1/2 years, pet store rat, and heart rat.  Pneumonia masked by medications while treating him for giardia. Euthanized.

Crosby - Black hooded, neutered male, 18 months, adopted from shelter, former stray.  Fast onset pneumonia. 

Ozzy - Black variberk, neutered male, 2 days shy of 2 years.  Fast growing, inoperable tumor on hip.  Can only suspect the tumor ruptured internally over night.  Found him in the cage unresponsive and barely alive.  Passed away in my arms 20 minutes later.
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #795 on: December 15, 2013, 10:55:43 AM »
Jasmine - 16 months, unspayed female - Sprague-Dawley lab rat retired from a non-medical research facility.  Developed malignant tumor around 12 months which we removed twice, but the wound never healed the second time.  Died at home suddenly this morning.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #796 on: April 03, 2014, 09:29:57 AM »
CC about 2 years, myco

Luvs this morning. Probably only 2 months (Petco) Myco

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #797 on: April 09, 2014, 07:39:25 AM »
Crash - intact silvered blue dumbo male - about 9 months old.  I'm assuming he came from a feeder breeder or backyard breeder - I adopted him from one of my vet's clients who wasn't able to keep him anymore and she had gotten him from a friend.  Died suddenly with no prior symptoms  :BlueDumboBigEyes:
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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #798 on: May 25, 2014, 12:26:34 AM »
Yuki - neutered male, 30 month old (2 years and 1/2) black hooded rat from a rescue (parent's health unknown, most likely from a local pet store). He died from abdominal cancer affecting his liver and other internal organs, had beginning signs of hind-end degeneration.

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Re: Rat Life Expectancy Survey
« Reply #799 on: June 21, 2014, 01:34:36 PM »
Coconut - 27 months, neutered male, from a local breeder. Inoperable tumor behind the eye, PTS due to pain and severe/sudden degradation in quality of life. Had beginning signs of hind-end degeneration and heart problems.
Neurotic mother hen to the blue boys, Mouse and Doodleflop.

RIP Coconut and Macadamia, you were the best introduction to pet ownership a girl could ask for.