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would you have paid this??? *edit pic of the $77 "vermin" for the haters

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a month ago we rescued some rats from the SPCA... this weekend we noticed one had an infected cheek and his teeth were growing crooked.


So today I took him to the vet.. $77.. to have him put to sleep and his teeth trimmed.. antibiotics. It will grow badly again but next time they should trim it with clippers.. $17 every 6 weeks or so...


the alternative is $10 to put him to sleep...


would you have paid it?


here is my $77 sweetie.. Perry.. his life is worth it.some of you on here.. hmm... not so much.

here is the issue with his teeth.. not something gnawing will help.. his teeth grow mis-aligned.


But you will be happy to know atm he is eating soup and doing well.


by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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acaisha
by Gold Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM

yeah if it gets so bad they have to put him asleep again I probably will have to put him down :( they said the anestetic is really bad for them.

Quoting redbutterfly666:

i paid $15 every 2 weeks to have my rats teeth trimmed, we ended up putting her down though because they curled back and into her sinuses


harehelper
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM

Don't knock it till you've tried it, LOL. They are super smart, very clean, you can teach them tricks and everything.

Quoting GigantaursMommy:

No, it's a rat. I really don't understand people keeping vermin as pets.


Nichole0403
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM
Yes I would
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kirstina
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM
No not for rat!
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ratchetlee
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM

LOL!  I wouldn't have a cat either, lol.

Obviously, I am not much of an animal lover..... unless it's a lab - I love labs :-)

Quoting redbutterfly666:


Quoting ratchetlee:

NO!  But I would've never 'rescued' rats....those things are disgusting and I am terrified of them...... and anything in the mouse/rodent family.


they are actually more clean then an indoor cat


mommaleela
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM


Jesus, you are cold.

Quoting NiCo86:

 Hell, I wouldn't even pay the $10 to put him to sleep. It's a rat. just kill it *shrug*



Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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Why are you letting his teeth grow so long? Give him stuff to gnaw on to wear his teeth down. It's a heck of a lot cheaper.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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Quoting GigantaursMommy:

No, it's a rat. I really don't understand people keeping vermin as pets.

they are exactly like dogs, i really dont get people keeping birds or fish but i dont diss them when they need to take them to the vet

crumpy_gat
by No. on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:39 PM
Not for a rat
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redbutterfly666
by Emerald Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 8:39 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

Why are you letting his teeth grow so long? Give him stuff to gnaw on to wear his teeth down. It's a heck of a lot cheaper.

if the teeth are growing in crooked they cant chew on things to grind them down

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