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I wen't to the petstore and was looking at their rats. Not with the intention to get one, but we all know how that goes! :lol: The lady said they where probably all going to be sold as feeders. :cry: Well I saw this little bundle of joy and realized how similar she looked to my Jade, who recently passed on. There markings are a bit different and this one has what I call ruby eyes. I couldn't let her be possible food! So my friend was kind enough to buy her for me! :D

She is really young, small, and thin :( So far she just stays asleep in a ball, to afraid to explore. I feel bad, she is used to having company. But I wan't to make sure she won't make mine sick if she has something. Oh I decided to name her Ruby. :wink:

 

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Shall I join in and say that she looks like my boy Baileys? :lol:

Sounds like she needs yummy fatty treats and some love and she'll be wonderful.
 

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She looks like Zero!
 

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Sad news guys :( The problem with getting feeders, I am aware of now, is yes its sad they will probably be food but they usually have health problems. She was very inactive, I thought she was just scared. This morning I found her dead. Poor girl.
 

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Awww, was she properly quarantined? Even if she wasn't I would have all the other rats taken to the vet A.S.A.P. Poor girl that is aweful D: Just to find her suddenly dead I'm so sorry.

I would be so worried that whatever she had got transfered to the others, even if properly qt'ed...
 

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Oh the poor thing!

Should you perhaps tell the petstore that they have some very sick rats?

Not that they care... :(
 

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Wow, that's awful for both her and you :(. Was she being properly QT'd? if not I'd say make a vet appointment for your rats ASAP. Don't wait for symptoms, most of the time once you see the symptoms it because harder to treat.
 

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Thank goodness she was properly QT'd. I told the petstore about what happened, they didn't seem to really care. *sigh*
 

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I would have made a big scene (but thats just me :p), I
m so sorry about your hunnie... I wonder what In the world could have happend?
 
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