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My males are around 6 months old now. They're brothers. They're bigger than my older females but not as big compared to what I see in other male rats' pics. They're not fat at all and they move around a lot like my girls. They're not thin, though. They look well-rounded.

Is not being fat for a male rat something bad?
 

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It's good to not be fat! :D

If they're healthy, and not skinny, then there's nothing wrong. I think they'll probably get bigger and squishier as they get older though. My 10 month old male is starting to pudge out a bit, so I cut back on the Yogies :lol:
 

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It is good not to be fat. You may have smaller framed boys. Bacardi, my oldest, weighs only about 300 g, which is fairly close to a female. Perry, my largest, outweighs him by 300 g. But they're both proportional. :)
 

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I had two my male rats weighed at the vet the other day and Max was 1lb 11 oz. and Puddin was 1lb 3oz. They are about 1 yr. old.
 

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Matt said:
JennieLove said:
My Jay weights about 1.5lbs and Silent Bob weights almost 2 lbs.
Thats awesome. Whats your rats diet? I want it for my guys.
A healthy male weight will be determined by genetics... so if they're meant to be small they'll stay that way. ;)
 

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I don't know all of the weights of my males but I do know that my biggest male Loki was last weighed about 2 months ago at if I remeber correctly 620 grams. The vet asked if I had taken away his wheel and I said no its his favorite place to sleep the vet said he could stand to use a little weight but hes still healthy.
 

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Well, the boys Dad was huge, and the mom is decent size also.So there might be a chance of having big guys i guess.
 

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Matt said:
Well, the boys Dad was huge, and the mom is decent size also.So there might be a chance of having big guys i guess.
I find my big boys have long tails... :lol:
 
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