Aprilleigh I am SO SORRY for you loss, all your girls had such short lives, but I can guarantee that time spent with you and your family was the best time of their lives. You are most definitely a good rattie mom.
In your case I would steer clear of Petco at this point for sure, something just doesn't seem right to me. even my local Petco is iffy to me when it comes to any animal they have there....although I did get my lovely Isabel (rat) there. The main issue with my situation was I only went in to buy me some new mice since my previous two passed away from cancer...and I saw Isabel. She was just so precious and gorgeous, they were selling her half off because she was missing her eye. To me that just seemed strange...and so never owning a rat before I took her in, took her to the vet and found out other than her eye she is completely healthy. even to this day I am very wary of Petco, I always see male mice who have open wounds and sores, its very upsetting to me cause I am an absolute animal freak.
So there is no doubt in my mind that your girls may have already been sick prior to you getting them. Do you have any other pet stores? More Local rather than a nation wide company?
I know it will probably be hard to take in more ratties, but maybe going through another local pet store, or heading down to the spca, or a breeder will be the best of luck for you.
please do keep us updated. And again I am so very sorry for your loss, it's always hard when you lose a family member no matter how big or small.
My thoughts are with you <3
Trixie, Daisy, and Gracie are in a better place now free from any sickness they had while in our world. And it's comforting to know that my girls now have new friends over the rainbow bridge.
*Love sent from my "zoo"; Isabel (rat), Ava (rat), Sable(mouse), Raina (mouse), Nakotah (mouse), and Esme (mouse).
My animals are my babies:
Cats: Abegale, Figaro, Chud and Adalynn
Ferrets: Panda & Fox
Mice: Nakotah, Raina and Esme (all white)
Rats: Ava (white&gray) and Isabel *new addition* Opal and Zuri (part siamese)
My Parents Cats (I love them like they are my own): Cutie, Grey, Precious, Milo, Belindo (aka Billy), Oreo, Pepper, Koda and Fluffers
Rest in Peace all my babies I miss you dearly:
Mice: Sable (March 2013), Piper (March 2012), Kayleigh (Dec 31, 2011), Eleanor, Analeghsia, Chloe and Zoey.
My Kitties I grew up with: Babs, Gonzo. Moon and Angel
My kitties who never came back home: Peach and Buster
I miss you all, you will forever hold a place in my Heart <3