Its not that we believed the ride alone is what killed him, but the stress levels he must of had made anythig he had worse. He had (i forget how to spell it) the red tinged liquids coming from his nose as he sneezed. There are 2 reasons we didnt believe it was this serious. 1) Livis blind rat had this, and is still going strong. 2) I read somewhere stress could cause this, so of course after that car ride, thats what I assumed it was from. I left them be so he could calm down. Next morning, this is how we found him. It all hit him at once. I feel like I didnt do my job to keep him safe.. i didnt take it all seriously.. and I lost one of the best rats I ever had.
He and his brothers (the 2 blue babies Livi has at home) all sneezed when we first got them, so the sneezing here didnt surprise me, just the discharge. I wiped it away with a warm rag everytime I noticed some on his nose.
The only things I could think that make sense to kill him are a URI, or Shock..
His cage mate Copper seems fine by all means, no sneezing, still shy and skiddish, eating, and drinking. But I will keep my eye on him!
I dont know what I did wrong, but I feel terrible. I also feel terrible Copper is left alone now. Me and Livi were going over what could of happened.. Is it possible Bleu & Copper played too rough, and Copper did that to him and got him sick? Should I be worried to get Copper a new cage mate?