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Death Of A Sweetheart

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Hey all.

Well i know a fair amount about rats, but i just would like to know if any of you have some solutions to my question.

My pet rat had a long life but when he died it was so sudden, it wasn't the normal rat deaths were you will prbably find your rat cold in His/Her cage.

I remeber my rat was just lieing on my lap when he suddenly jerked upright, then went all floppy, but slightly still moving, i was stunned and tried to awaken him but he was so still but breathing slower and slower until his heart stopped... it is a horrble memory but i would really like to know what could have casued this sudden death. :cry:

Anyone have any idea??

Thanks :)

Rose x
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More details needed before we can even guess at a cause.

How old is old? Some people think 18 months is old. LOL
Had he ever been sick before. Any respiratory symptoms, weight loss, scruffy fur, lumps, porphy eyes/nose?

Its possible it was a stroke. Sometimes they can be reversible with steroids but often they take them very quickly. Just a guess from the few details you gave.
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