Rats aren't for everyone but I have had 15 at one point and we love them. Bella was the eldest of my rats and we had her for 2.5 years, she started getting tumors and had about 3 in total. Even though she was living her normal life as usual, one of the tumors was getting too big and she was becoming really skinny and was unable to groom herself. To keep her around longer would have been too selfish on our part.
So she is now over the rainbow bridge with her sisters and I still have 12 little monkeys left.
RIP my sweet Bella, you were the best rattie ever! :)
She loved tea!