I left my girls in the care of my roommate and a friend, because both said they didn't mind taking a few minutes out of their days to feed them, play, and clean their cage. My roommate is supposed to be feeding them once a day but my friend (who agreed to clean the cages despite not living in the apartment) says she doesn't think he has been. Honestly, I'm not surprised. Right before I left I had doubts about letting him because he's the sort of person who is "too nice" to say no, but at that point I didn't have any other options. I asked my friend if she could fill two of their food bowls up when she goes over ever few days (usually only one is full and the other catches dripping water).
How long rats can go without eating? They're about 3 months old, both female. I feel safe in saying they have a constant supply of water because my friend refills their bottle when she comes over, and usually that last them 3-4 days (by which time she will have returned and refilled it). But if they go 2-3 days without food could it cause death or severe illness?