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Old 08-15-2006, 02:03 PM
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Default RATS: 3 males + 1 female

i was wondering how much it would cost to neuter three males...and if I introduced a female to those three will they fight over her even if they are fixed??? I'm thinking they will because of the who 'mate' thing like in wolves, but I'm just curious...
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Old 08-15-2006, 02:44 PM
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you need a vet that specializes in neutering will have to call around for not many do it. For the specifics of why you could write and i am sure the lady that has this site would have some info for you.

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Old 08-15-2006, 03:00 PM
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I think the neutered males should be fine with a female, but I would ask on a rat forum like here:,118/forum,rat

They should have answers, as for cost it will vary depending on the vet and where you are, find a vet that specialises in small animals and ask them the price for a neuter.
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Old 08-15-2006, 03:22 PM
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They should be fine.. however you still need to go through proper quarantine as well as proper intros.

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Old 08-15-2006, 11:09 PM
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Be very very picky when choosing a vet to do this...obviously not many are experienced in neutering rats, and I would definitely look for a vet who has had success doing the surgery.

They should be fine with a female...just remember that they need to be kept away from females for 3 weeks after the surgery, any time before then, they could still get her pregnant.

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Old 08-18-2006, 12:24 AM
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Oops! false alarm guys!!! my mom just found out that the rat her friend is going to give us is actully a guy!! lol...makes things A LOT easier!
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