I constantly see on here of people's rats getting sick and not being able to take them to the vet because of cost. Yes you should be able to have the funds to take your sick rat to the vet don't get me wrong. But why rag on someone who already feels bad enough that they have a sick rat and they are most likely dying.. Why make someone feel worse than they already do. My little Siri passed because we couldn't get her to a vet, I spent all that time calling around the closest people near me and with christmas being around the corner I didn't have an extra 130 to spend on my little girl. Do I miss her? Yes. Did I give her the best care that I could? Yes. Did I learn from not being able to take her to the vet? Yes! And when she died I made sure she was as comfortable as possible.. I held her I had her in her favorite heating pad and I just made sure she was as comfortable as possible. Sometimes that's all you can do.. But back to my point you shouldn't say " oh you shouldn't have a rat since you can't take them to a vet" why Denie someone of having a pet just because they can't be taken to a vet at any moments notice.