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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
On 10/04/07, Lucie <[email protected]> wrote:

Thank you for your Email.

The cost of insuring rats is £82.20 per rat & in answer to your other

1. The rats need to be a minimum of 8 weeks old & no older than 5 years at
the point we insure them.
2. We will not pay for any treatment in connection with the animal being or
coming into season, egg binding, breeding, pregnancy or giving birth.
3. The policy excess is £45 per pet, per course of treatment.
4. You can cover the babies as soon as they are 8 weeks old & in good
health/not receiving any treatment. The cost would be £82.20 per rat to

If you would like any further clarification, please do not hesitate to
contact us again.

Yours faithfully,
Exotic Direct

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How much you wanna bet spaying/neutering falls under the heading of "connection with breeding?" That's absolutely ridiculous, considering the health benefits spaying can have on any animal, especially rats that are prone to mammary tumors.

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Though this might be interesting to anyone in the uk

Thank you for your e-mail.

I am writing in reply to your email of 10th April 2007 in which you have
explained that you are a full time student
and asked if you would be eligible for PDSA assistance with veterinary care
for your pets.

PDSA mainly offers assistance to households receiving either Housing Benefit
or Council Tax Benefit.

We are unaware that many student households do not receive either Housing
Benefit or Council Tax Benefit. We have therefore extended our eligibility
criteria with a view to identify the most impoverished students. At present
full-time students who -

* Live in a household wholly exempt from Council Tax because the
accommodation is solely student occupied, and,
* Where the student is either an independent/mature student, a student
with dependent children, a disabled student, a student who entered into
education directly from local authority care or was homeless before
beginning their course, and,
* Receives financial help from the Hardship Fund, operated by their
college or university,

may be able to obtain PDSA assistance.

If you feel you may fall within the above criteria please get in touch with
me so that I can advise you further.

Carolyn Wyatt
Enquiries Section Supervisor
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