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Castration survery

Post by Midnight Rose » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:01 pm

Could you please reply here with your data or email me your data on bucks that have been castrated, only bucks that have already died.

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I would like to know -

the origins of the rats (breeder, rescue, accidental litter etc if rescue can you give me as much detail as possible)
what age they were castrated at
why they were castrated
if they died in surgery
what health problems they suffered in their life
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery)
anything else you can think of!


Please also include data of rats that were not castrated.
the origins of the rats (breeder, rescue, accidental litter etc if rescue can you give me as much detail as possible)
what health problems they suffered in their life
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life
what age they died at and what from
anything else you can think of!


Thanks, I will keep this open and running and gather data over several years.
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Re: Castration survery

Post by ami_j » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:22 pm

the origins of the rats : a breeder
what age they were castrated at: i think it was august so he would of been about 10 months old
why they were castrated: over agressive with other rats, even attacked my hand in a rage
if they died in surgery:nope
what health problems they suffered in their life:none up to now
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: over agression that is still apparent...has been introed with girls and will be fine then just "flip" and cause nasty injuries
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery)he is still alive
anything else you can think of!
he is hairless,he came from a buck heavy litter, i had him and his brother , his brother was pretty dominant and hurt the youngest of the three rats in the cage at the time. when his brother died he stepped up and his attitude got far worse...
(there is a tiny fraction of a chance he was actually milo not leo , and that i got which rat died as they were identical but im fairly sure that the alive rat had the characteristics of leo)
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Re: Castration survery

Post by fuschia » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:16 am

the origins of the rats: rehomed from lady who couldn't cope with him.
what age they were castrated at: unsure of age, between 9-12 months probably.
why they were castrated: very agressive with other rats, not too keen on people either...
if they died in surgery: yes
what health problems they suffered in their life: slight respiratory problem.
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: agression was the only visible problem.
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery): n/a
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Re: Castration survery

Post by Rhi01 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:50 am

the origins of the rats: rescued from someone who had bought him from P@H
what age they were castrated at: Unknown but I think it was under a year
why they were castrated: Apparantly he was aggressive
if they died in surgery: No
what health problems they suffered in their life: A very slow growing lump and PT
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: none
what age they died at and what from: 23 months from PT
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Re: Castration survery

Post by Rhona » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:23 pm

The origins of the rats (breeder, rescue, accidental litter etc if rescue can you give me as much detail as possible)--
sammy came from a pet shop, the owner of the shop was going to take him outside and kill him because he kept biting.
Desiel was from Tina at hellstorm
cheech was from afriend who had a accidental litter
what age they were castrated at-
sammy- 6months
desiel-6months
cheech- 18months
why they were castrated-
sammy-kept biting and humping me...
desiel- didnt get on with other boys so had him neutered to go with girls but hated them too :roll:
cheech- his brother died and he didnt like other boys.
if they died in surgery- no
what health problems they suffered in their life,
sammy- survived 2 viruses and had a small crackle
desiel- HLD later in life
cheech- none
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life-
sammy- agressive to me due to hormones
desiel- agressive to rats
cheech- none
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery)
sammy just before he was 3, went to sleep himself
desiel 3 1/5, choked after suffering badly in the later stages of HLD
cheech- 22monthss choked
anything else you can think of!
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Re: Castration survery

Post by MistressSadako » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:31 pm

the origins of the rats (breeder, rescue, accidental litter etc if rescue can you give me as much detail as possible): Rescue - not much more info than that I'm afraid, not even any real indication of age either.
what age they were castrated at - We roughly guestimated he was 8ish months when he was rescued, and he was neutered about 2 months after that.
why they were castrated - aggression towards other male rats.
if they died in surgery - no
what health problems they suffered in their life - none until he died.
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life - aggression towards males (although I never witnessed this)
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery) - again not really sure what age, but he was with me for about 8 months so as young as 16 months but really could have been any age! Died due to SDA.
anything else you can think of! - the age thing is such a guess - we guessed 8 months because he was quite small, and had quite a lot of black left (he was a roan) - however he never got any bigger, and never lost any more colour so he could have been much much older.
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Re: Castration survery

Post by Rhi01 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:16 pm

the origins of the rats: breeder
what age they were castrated at: 16 months
why they were castrated: aggression issues
if they died in surgery: yes
what health problems they suffered in their life: n/a
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: extreme aggression towards companion and me
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Re: Castration survery

Post by stormsmuggler » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:44 pm

Pet shop rat
castrated at about 5/6 months
reason extremely human aggressive and may or may not have been guilty of causing injuries to cage mates, never witnessed cage aggression
became a squish after surgery
survived a second op to have an eye removed, which we beleived to have been damaged in a fight but when his other eye was damaged we had a scan that showed a brain tumour and had him pts at 19 months of age
never suffered any illness
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Re: Castration survery

Post by Berkana » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:43 pm

the origins of the rats: Rescue (he was a stray)
what age they were castrated at: 10months (roughly)
why they were castrated: Rat aggression - tried intro'ing him to two sets of babies but he wouldn't accept them.
if they died in surgery: yes :(
what health problems they suffered in their life: None
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: Just rat aggression. He was lovely with people.
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery): N/A
anything else you can think of!
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Re: Castration survery

Post by Rach210 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:21 pm

The origins of the rats: Pet shop (P@H)
what age they were castrated at: approximately 10 months
why they were castrated: Attacking the new boy which started 2 weeks after successfully moving them into the same cage
if they died in surgery: No
what health problems they suffered in their life: None so far
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: He was very nervous, he's now calmed down and become cuddly but only with me
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery): Still alive :)
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Re: Castration survery

Post by papermoon » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:34 pm

the origins of the rat - pet shop (not P@H), stocking animals from local breeders (?)
what age they were castrated at - at 12 months old.
why they were castrated - aggression. 2 brothers castrated but one later rehomed (still alive).
if they died in surgery No
what health problems they suffered in their life - None!
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: the rest of his life he lived with the girls with no issues.
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery) - 30 months old - PTS due to facial tumours/weight loss/resp condition.
anything else you can think of! castration has definitely improved his behaviour towards me. It also stopped scent marking and greatly improved coat condition. I will routine neuter from now on.
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Re: Castration survery

Post by Button » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:16 pm

the origins of the rats : Rescue
what age they were castrated at: Approx 5 months
why they were castrated: He was a lone buck in rescue that was neutured to live with does
if they died in surgery: No
what health problems they suffered in their life: HLD for approx 9 months and a tail infection after a part amputation
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: None, very easy going with rats and people (I don't know what his behaviour was like prioir to neutur as we got him already done, I do know he got on well with his brother)
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery): We had him put to sleep at 3 years old after he had lost a lot of weight and lost quality of life due to HLD (he had coped very well with HLD before then but just gave up the day before we had him PTS).

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Re: Castration survery

Post by stormsmuggler » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:49 pm

origins of rat(s) litter from pregnant doe left on my doorstep in ice cream box
castrated at about 8 months old, cage aggression causing injuries to other rats
one passed peacefully in his sleep at 18months of age, cause unknown never had health problems
remaining 2 will be 2 years old next month no health problems to date

Interesting fact when new rats reach that hormonal, "I have attitude" stage the castrated boys are always the ones that they try to push around first. Usually a mistake as they were castrated for a reason and can still fight off challenges but fortunately without going so far as to cause damage, just enough to remind the youngster of his place.
Neither rat turned into squishes, just a lot more tolerant than they used to be.
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Re: Castration survery

Post by RattyRenton » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:42 pm

the origins of the rats: Brothers at roughly 12 months of age from P@H adoption. No history known
what age they were castrated at: One very roughly 18 months, the other very roughly 20 months
why they were castrated: Aggression to cagemates
if they died in surgery: No
what health problems they suffered in their life: None until they died
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: Aggression to cagemates, not humans, before castration, none afterwards
what age they died at and what from (if they did not die in surgery): Both very roughly 30 months. One from general old age, weight loss, struggling to walk, lethargy. The other from severe respiratory problems/ poss pneumonia.



Please also include data of rats that were not castrated.
the origins of the rats: From local rescue centre aged roughly 12-15 months. No history known
what health problems they suffered in their life: None
any behavioural problems they suffered in their life: None
what age they died at and what from: Roughly 24-27 months old. Had a very nasty abcess on one cheek which went away but he never fully recovered, severe lethargy and weight loss.
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