View Full Version : getting a rat spayed?

12-22-2003, 08:49 PM
has anyone got their female rat/s spayed befor?? i really want to keep Frodo and I cant house her with merry and pippin if she isnt spayed...

how much did it coats?
what are the major risks?
are the risks really worth taking??

I hate this :(:(

12-23-2003, 03:00 AM

12-23-2003, 10:19 AM
I haven't, but I've heard from a lot of people who have. It reduced the risk of a female rat developing tumors from about 70% to about 4%, but it's a risky operation. What a hard decision to make... :(

12-23-2003, 10:36 AM
I have been talking to some people on a rat forum and they all have mixed feelings about it, some say it is a good thing to do, *reduces risk of cancer ect.*, some say it isnt worth the risk * going under * :(..

So i dont know.

12-23-2003, 10:48 AM
I found these links on spaying rats:


This link has the cost in it-

Hope they help.

12-23-2003, 10:54 AM
mehh..there are soooo many risks.. :(:(.... I dont want to now.. :(

12-23-2003, 10:56 AM
Do you think you could get her another female so she can have a cage friend? So she wont have to stay with the boys?

12-23-2003, 10:59 AM
Like i stated befor, i dont have a big enough cage for her to live in by her self, or with another female.

have you seen the pics of her current cage??? it is small. :(..just big enough for her at the moment.

12-23-2003, 02:27 PM
Maybe ask your parents for a bigger cage?

12-23-2003, 04:21 PM
If you talk to the people on rfc, alot of them have gotten their rats spayed. I haven't seen a single post about complications yet.

I'd lend you my spare cage, but your rats could fit out of it. Icarus can fit through the bars, and I know Frisco could if he tried hard enough. :(

12-23-2003, 10:32 PM
this sucks

12-26-2003, 07:04 PM
maybe its easier to get the boys fixed? & maybe if u ask the vet to do all the boys at once it may cost less