Squirrel wrote:If anybody is interested, I have a document of my rats' lifespans, over 30 rats. I did work out the average, which was more or less exactly 2, with many dying quite a lot under two, and one living to three (the nearest next was two-and-a-half). I didn't put reasons on the sheet however, I can probably remember most of the reasons.
Thats pretty much what I have had here, with exception to the two sisters who had to be pts at 8 and 11 months due to a serious brain problem. My only breeder girl lived about the same as my rescues and less than the two petshop girls we started out with. My 4 breeder rats are currently <12 months old so I dont want to think about how long I have left.
I'm no statittistionn (person who does clever things with numbers
) but I from what I can remember from the a levels there are many more ways to analyse than mean which show skews and stuff but to be honest they would all be past my ability to do anymore or even understand them. My mean age for 30 rats is 26 months (although it will increase with the 3 I currently have that are 25 months old now) but as they are mostly rescues its only an educated guess anyway
But thanks for the data, whatever the sample size it just reminds me how unfair the rats have it and how short a time we get with them, I'm off for a furry cuddle
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