What a terrible evening, the kids had the two of our rats out to clean their cage. They both seemed fine, and I had given them a couple pieces of cooked macaroni. About ten minutes later, they rushed Caramel to me as she was acting funny. She had some laboured breathing and wasn't moving very much. I had her on the bed and she wouldn't move. I picked her up to see if she was possibly choking and then she started what looked like the hiccups, she was lunging forward. Then she was gone She was just over a year old Obviously we are all heartbroken. RIP Caramel!