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[URGENT] desexed female rat living with intact males?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Tibbles, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Tibbles

    Tibbles PetForums Newbie

    Aug 25, 2018
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    hi everyone, I have two male rats who are about 7 months old and recently decided that I wanted to get them two new baby boys as their cage is easily large enough. Unfortunately I just came home from a very long drive the pick them up and I’m worried that one of the new babies is actually a female! They’re happily running around and not nervous at all so I don’t think they could be ‘sucking’ their balls up out of fear but I can’t see any, aswell as this however I can’t see any nipples either! It costs a fortune where I live the get rats desexed (about $250 each!!) but I would happily get the single girl desexed if necessary. If I did this could the fixed girl live peacefully with intact male rats?? Thankyou for your help!!
  2. Nadz1675

    Nadz1675 PetForums Newbie

    Apr 19, 2018
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    Definitely!! As long as one of the sexes is altered it works well. She won't go into heat and won't cause those exciting hormones to kick in eventually. They may try to mate with her at first, but it should die down in a short while.
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