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Just wondering if anyone knew roughly how much it cost to get rats castrated in the UK??

And how old should the male rats be?

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When I asked my vet in May last year, he said it'd cost around £35.
And I think I read somewhere on here that you should wait until the male is at least 8 weeks before you castrate him...Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong :)
 

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I don't know regarding age, sorry

But I was quoted £50 per rat for a neuter (although my vet says as I've got so many, he may give me a bulk discount :lol:)
 

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Also,

do you actually need your rat to be castrated, i heard somewhere they need to be done otherwise they can get vicious.

is this true?
 

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You don't NEED to have your rat castrated. But sometimes it is the best option if they are severly viscious towards you or other rats or if they have a medical problem.

Some people have them castrated because they want a mixed sex group, but don't want babies. And some people just plain have them done out of choice if they believe it will benefit their life.
 

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I had Carrot spayed and they charged me rabbit price as its trickier with them being so tiny. I paid £50, and it was the same price for a castration.

As for ages, I dont know, I would guess at a couple of months. You could call around a couple of different vets to ask and also to get a better idea of prices.
 

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It's not absolutely necessary but there are many health benefits. Chances of testicular cancer and recurring tumors are out the window, and some say it prolongs the rat's life.

I would guess about 7-9 weeks minimum before the neuter, but don't quote me. :)
 
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