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Elderly rat introductions

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Rebecca Hadley, Nov 26, 2018.


  1. Rebecca Hadley

    Rebecca Hadley PetForums Newbie

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    I am new to this forum and I hope you can help me, I had three rescue female rats all about 2.5 years. I had one pts about a week ago because of brain and lung tumours, and I have just found the second one this morning passed away, she was showing signs of brain tumour but I think she died of a broken heart. It was so quick :(

    So the problem is I am left with one rat, who is about 2.5 years, still very active and not showing signs of brain tumour, I am open to getting her a cage mate, but she was always a bit of a bully to the other two, stealing their food and pushing them about in the bed, when the other two were older they would avoid her sometimes. Originally the rescue I got them from there was a group of 5 and they split them because she would bully the other pair a bit.

    So is this the rare moment I have a lone rat, or should I try an introduction, and if so what age and sex rescue rat/s should i look for?

    I really appreciate your help!
    Becky
     
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