Movin' Up in the Pack
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Western PA
I wouldn't breed her for a few reasons...1 being her age, rats have a terrible time with birth at a certain age, and she's probably already starting menopause. 2 The other rat dying so young, which by the way, our thoughts are with you, and I was sorry to read of your loss, I'm going to assume that these are pet store purchased rats. If so, while they are great pets, I wouldn't breed them just because you do not know of their genetic make up, they may have a long family history of medical issues, up to and including strokes and seizures and probably tumors. Pet Store rats often come from large mill type breeding operations...the conditions are deplorable, and just shouldn't be bred!
"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath."