Fate is missing 1/2 of his tail, one of his fingers is broken, he has a bite on his right leg, body infection, chunk out of his ear, fur missing, emaciated, URI and near death. He has a vet appointment tomorrow at noon, however it's almost 100% garauntee for PTS (put to sleep). That is why I made Fate into a Signature, like a memory. Enless the vet has a miricle anitbiotic, he's not going to make it. Apparently the snake played with the rat and then left it. The owner of the snake put the rat back in the cage and left it there figuring he could feed the rat at at later time but once the rat was sick, he no longer wanted to feed it to his snake. Which ment I got a phone call.
Ours are all Spoiled and DO NOT have any Problems and are not inbred.2manyrats said:Finally, I've seen the warehouse of the local feeder-breeder in the town where I went to college. The conditions were awful, and all of the rats had such bad myco problems that the warehouse sounded like it had a cricket infestation. The rats were really inbred, and they were producing rats with myco problems from birth. That's not the kind of stock you want to breed, even if they're going for snake food. They're weak, inferior rats, and they should never be allowed to further those genetic lines. That's not the kind of business that should be supported. Perhaps there are professional feeder-breeders out there that have great conditions, but I doubt it.
You're kidding right?Matt said:My mother and I SPOIL these Rats VERY VERY Much. they DO NOT live in Bad Conditions amd are Very healthy.
I think they're basing that off the pictures in Stephanie's thread that shows many litters of many different ages.twilight said:Where is the proof that he is over breeding? I must have missed it.