My $500 rat

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    I don't have a recent picture of her, but she looks like this:

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    Her name is Maybe.

    We bought her for $5 from a breeder. Recently, she contracted a severe respiratory disease. I thought she was going to die, so we took her to an emergency clinic.

    Vet bill: $311
    Medication: $55

    She got better. All was well.

    On Monday, she was acting like she was drunk. Back to the vet. She got better, but the vet didn't know why.

    Vet bill: $167

    Total (not including food, cage, Kelloggs Yogos, etc.): $538

    (I can only imagine the upcoming posts. Perhaps I should've put this is the Flame Zone.)
     
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    A pet is a pet. If you and your family love it and want to keep it well with your money, then more power to you!

    It's a cute little thing, isn't it?

    How do you keep your kitties from wanting him for dinner?




    (The reason I ask is I had some pet mice in high school my sister gave me, came home from school and the cat had broken into the cage and no more little ones............ :( )
     
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    She is cute - and if she is worth it to you, who cares what it cost?

    I used to have rats as pets until I developed allergies to them - they are so smart :)
     
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    Looks ... nummy ...

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    who gives the kid a fucking rat? damn you call me a redneck...i dont have friggin rats in the house and i am sure the hell not spending money on rats....rats dont live that long to begin with...2 to 4 years mostly closer to 2 years...

    act like a fucking normal person and get a damned cat
     
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    Hey now, I had two when I was growing up.
     
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    my son had a rat; it was a great pet. it used to ride around on his shoulder.

    very sad when it died; they don't live too long IIRC. we buried it under the magnolia tree in the driveway with a headstone that says "here lies Alison, everywhere she went, she made people smile."

    hope yours lives a long time, x.
     
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    :)

    The cats are constantly trying to eat the rats and the dogs are constantly trying to eat the cats. (We even have one cat that attacks another cat, so we have to watch her closely.) It's a never-ending battle.
     
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    She's been spayed.

    Remember to spay or neuter your redneck.
     
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    I had a pet rat when I was a kid. Loved that little sucker. He was brilliant! Rats Rock!
     
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