I got 2 older boys from a rescue a while ago. I was trying to get the boys fixed to put them in the cage with the girls, but was convinced (rightly) that since the girls were younger and neutering boys is harder than spaying girls I should get the girls done instead. Also, it helps with tumors. Anyway, it's been a few weeks of email and phone tag and I've only just finally gotten some answers about getting the girls spayed. Of course I was not informed at the beginning of all this that the vet that they want me to take the girls to is about 1 1/2 hours away (since I don't have a car) and doesn't do surgeries on the weekends. I'm in between jobs right now, otherwise it would never happen - but the whole rigamaroll of this process has really put me off of ever getting rats from a rescue again. I appreciate their help since not many vets are actually good with small animals (and my girls current vet would charge $130 for a spay where the one that's 1 1/2 hours away charges $50) - but AAARRRGGGG! I am just so frustrated by all this. They know where I live in relation to this other vet and that I don't have a car, so why didn't they tell me this? Also, I live in Vancouver so if any of you that are reading this also live in Vancouver and know of a good Vet that would do a spay for under $80 I would appreciate it. Sorry about the long post I really needed to rant.