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Post by Jerusha » Mon Mar 02, 2009 7:57 pm

Rosie
Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 21 months (approx./best guess)
Sex: Female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): silver fawn hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): Pet shop
Cause of Death: facial tumour prevented her from eating properly; died after scratching a wound on her face so that it bled
Whether the rat was bred from: No
Food the rat was fed on: shunamite diet, baby food (in old age), some fresh food, treats, etc.
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Post by Jerusha » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:04 pm

Jerusha
Year Of Death: 2008
Age: 27 months
Sex: Female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): Agouti hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): Pet shop
Cause of Death: mammary tumours (She had three.)
Whether the rat was bred from: No
Food the rat was fed on: Shunamite diet, baby food (in old age), some fresh food, treats, etc.
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Post by Baz » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:21 pm

Richard
Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 34 months
Sex: m
Variety: Black hooded
Origin: rescue
Cause of Death: stroke, also had hld, tumours in tail and possibly throughout his body
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: shunamite plus fresh veg etc. Kidney diet for last 2.5 months of his life
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Post by Stace87 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:59 am

Max

Year Of Death: 2009
Age: Approx 2 years
Sex: Male
Variety: Standard eared silverfawn mismarked hooded
Origin: Pet store - Pets at Home
Cause of Death: Tumour high up on left hind leg, attached to muscle or bone. Surgery not opted for as it would have meant amputation of leg. Passed away 3 weeks after tumour discovered - very quick growing.
Whether the rat was bred from: Unknown
Food the rat was fed on: Pets at Home rat nuggets, pasta, cereals, fruit/veg

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Post by yoshimi » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:55 am

Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 20 months (approx./best guess)
Sex: Female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): Black hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): Pet shop
Cause of Death: PTS - was suffering from repiratory proplems and blood in urine, she didn't respond to treatment.
Whether the rat was bred from: No
Food the rat was fed on: straights mix, high amounts of fresh foods, fresh protein sources.
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Post by xxzeezeexx » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:42 am

I was a idiot when I had these two so dont jump on my mistakes, I was a total noob and a teenager
Year Of Death: 2004
Age: 2 1/2
Sex: Male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): Albino
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): P@H
Cause of Death: Unknown- had been loosing weight for a week, and found him in the cage dead.
Whether the rat was bred from: Y/N (and subsequently the number of litters the rat had). NO
Food the rat was fed on (base food and whether given fresh foods, with an example): Wilkos hamster mix.
What bedding were they kept on: sawdust
Neutered?: yes
(I know these last two werent asked for, but I think it would be important to research)

Year Of Death: 2005
Age: 3
Sex: Male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): P@H
Cause of Death: Unknown
Whether the rat was bred from: Y/N (and subsequently the number of litters the rat had). No
Food the rat was fed on (base food and whether given fresh foods, with an example): Wilkos hamster mix
What bedding were they kept on: sawdust
Neutered?: no
(I know these last two werent asked for, but I think it would be important to research)
Food the rat was fed on (base food and whether given fresh foods, with an example): Wilkos hamster mix.
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Post by neenie » Tue May 19, 2009 1:28 pm

Scabbers
Year Of Death: 2008
Age: 38 months
Sex: M
Variety: Agouti Berkshire top-ear
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): Pet shop
Cause of Death: old age
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on : Xtra Vital shunamite type mix with fresh foods - wasn't keen on sweet things like fruit, but would have eaten dog food til he exploded if I'd have let him!

Gary
Year Of Death: 2008
Age: 14 months
Sex: M
Variety: Fuzzy hooded hairless top-ear
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue
Cause of Death: unknown - degenerated very quickly... sort of aged overnight... was pts
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on : Xtra Vital shunamite type mix with fresh veg and extras (he loved the odd Nice biscuit as well)

Minty
Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 21 months
Sex: M
Variety: Fuzzy hooded hairless dumbo
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue
Cause of Death: old age
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on : Xtra Vital shunamite type mix with fresh veg and extras (he loved the odd Nice biscuit as well)
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Post by Jaynie99 » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:36 pm

Dolly

Year Of Death: 2009
Age: approx 20 months
Sex: F
Variety: Himalayan Dumbo
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): Pets at Home
Cause of Death: Unknown, suspected viral infection or neurological disease
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on : Shunamite diet, Winalot dog food (they always get in dog bowl during free range!) Fresh fruit & veg, chocolate soya milk
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Post by longlegs » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:07 pm

I've had a lot more than this, but the records for most aren't accurate enough to be worth including :-?

Hattie
Year Of Death: 2004
Age: 11 months
Sex: female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black capped
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue - originally from a foster litter, raised here since 3 days old
Cause of Death: PTS - severe respiratory problems, possibly asthma-related
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: Xtra Vital as far as I can remember, with occasional veggies, cooked rice/pasta etc

Charlie
Year Of Death: 2006
Age: 22 months
Sex: male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): accidental litter born here, both parents were rescues
Cause of Death: unknown - found dead in cage. Had had HLD, no other obvious problems
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: Xtra Vital as far as I can remember, with occasional veggies, cooked rice/pasta etc

Daisy
Year Of Death: 2006
Age: 26 months
Sex: female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): agouti hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): accidental litter born here, both parents were rescues
Cause of Death: PTS - I think this was due to lumps reappearing after surgery and getting too large, decided against further surgery
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: Xtra Vital as far as I can remember, with occasional veggies, cooked rice/pasta etc

Holly
Year Of Death: 2006
Age: 31 months
Sex: female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black capped
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue - originally from a foster litter, raised here from 3 days old
Cause of Death: PTS - I think this was due to lumps reappearing after surgery and getting too large, decided against further surgery
Whether the rat was bred from: Y - 1 accidental litter (little minx!!)
Food the rat was fed on: Xtra Vital as far as I can remember, with occasional veggies, cooked rice/pasta etc

Alfie
Year Of Death: 2006
Age: 27 months
Sex: male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): agouti hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): accidental litter born here, both parents were rescues
Cause of Death: PTS - can't remember why, but he had had a very large lump removed, so probably related to lumps
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: Xtra Vital as far as I can remember, with occasional veggies, cooked rice/pasta etc

Harry
Year Of Death: 2007
Age: 31 months
Sex: male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): agouti hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): accidental litter born here, both parents were rescues
Cause of Death: PTS due to large mass in abdomen, possibly cancerous and spread to lungs
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: Xtra Vital as far as I can remember, with occasional veggies, cooked rice/pasta etc, maybe vegetarian version of shunamite diet towards the end of his life

Henry
Year Of Death: 2007
Age: 32 months
Sex: male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): agouti hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): accidental litter born here, both parents were rescues
Cause of Death: PTS, mainly due to respiratory problems but HLD was a factor also
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: Xtra Vital as far as I can remember, with occasional veggies, cooked rice/pasta etc, maybe vegetarian version of shunamite diet towards the end of his life

Willow
Year Of Death: 2007
Age: 16 months approx
Sex: female - spayed at around 9/10 weeks old
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): silvered champagne
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): petshop
Cause of Death: PTS due to vestibular disease
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Bracken
Year Of Death: 2007
Age: 17 months approx
Sex: female - spayed at around 9/10 weeks old
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): champagne rex
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): petshop
Cause of Death: PTS due to severe, unexplained weight loss over several months that just got too much for her. Possibly thyroid related?
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Barry
Year Of Death: 2008
Age: 25 months approx
Sex: male - neutered (at around 12 weeks old if I remember correctly)
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): silver fawn
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue
Cause of Death: PTS due to sudden onset CNS problem. We aren't sure exactly what it was as he was semi-wild and we decided it was kinder not to put him through investigations and treatment as he was so scared around humans
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Merry
Year Of Death: 2008
Age: 21 months
Sex: male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black roan
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue - originally from a foster litter, born here
Cause of Death: PTS due to respiratory problems and heart disease
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Bonnie
Year Of Death: 2008
Age: 24 months
Sex: female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black roan
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue - originally from a foster litter, born here
Cause of Death: unknown - found dead in cage. Had had 2 lumps removed a couple of months earlier and they had reappeared, so possibly they had spread internally
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Frodo
Year Of Death: 2008
Age: 25 months
Sex: male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black hooded dumbo
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue
Cause of Death: heart failure - looked a bit lethargic one evening and deteriorated over a few hours, showing clear heart problems, before dying in his sleep
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Steve
Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 24 months
Sex: male - neutered at 10 months old
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): black hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue (had been in P@H adoption before then)
Cause of Death: PTS due to confusion and depression, probably because his HLD had spread to his front paws
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Grace
Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 21 months
Sex: female
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): british blue (?irish) dumbo
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): preloved (I think she was originally from a petshop)
Cause of Death: PTS due to sudden deterioration in her respiratory problems which didn't respond to medication (probably asthma-related)
Whether the rat was bred from: N (not as far as I know)
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food

Pippin
Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 31 months
Sex: male
Variety (eg siamese dumbo rex berkshire): siamese hooded
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): rescue
Cause of Death: PTS due to combination of age-related problems that just got too much for him - HLD, suspected kidney disease, respiratory problems
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: vegetarian version of the shunamite diet, along with usual fresh food. Kidney-friendly diet followed for his last few months (not sure on exact timings, sorry)
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Post by daffee » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:10 pm

Matilda
Year Of Death: 2009
Age: 2 years and one day
Sex: F
Variety: agouti
Origin: breeder
Cause of Death: pts suffering from internal tumour with rapid decline and going into respiratory failure
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on: shunamite style mix based on Alpha Herbal or more recently mixed flakes with Happidog nuggets and various cereals/grains plus daily fresh veg eg carrot, brocolli, curly kale, peas etc plus regular pasta/rice/cous cous plus chickpeas, egg, soya milk occasionally etc.
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Emili

Year Of Death: 2009
Age: approx 17 months
Sex: F
Variety: Grey Capped Dumbo
Origin (eg Breeder/Rescue etc.): Local pet shop (who told me they were from a local breeder & I believed it!)
Cause of Death: Repeated Facial abscesses - believed to have spread to the bone/muscle
Whether the rat was bred from: N
Food the rat was fed on : Shunamite diet, Winalot dog food (they always get in dog bowl during free range!) Fresh fruit & veg, chocolate soya milk
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