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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-19-2008, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Zorro is on his last legs

Well, my rat Zorro has been sick forever, it seems like. He really seems to be on the downhill lately. He is having a very difficult time breathing, has lost a lot of weight, and his skin looks terrible, all flaky and balding. His little body just rocks as he struggles to breathe, it's really horrible to watch. His medications have not been helping, and I think that it may be a matter of days before he passes.

I have considered taking him to be put down, but he still seems to enjoy himself, he loves his food, etc. He likes to run around, but then gets too tired and has to lay down. I am prepared to take him in when it seems like he stops having fun. He's a real fighter.

I'm trying to prepare myself, but I know I will be devastated. I've started trying to introduce Hercules to my other pair so that they can live together when Zorro is gone.

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aww im sorry to hear that! i hope he gets better!
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omg this is so sad
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Thanks everybody. He was doing really poorly when I came back this afternoon. I could tell he was dying, so I called the vet to have him put down. He died before we got there. He was my very first rattie. I'll miss him.

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I'm so sorry to hear that, it reminds me of when my poor Sherlock died
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Thanks everyone, I posted a thread in the Memorials for him with some pictures. I'm not too sad about it anymore, I'm just glad he's not still hurting.

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Sorry to hear about this.I've been in that situation before where my rattie is in pain and sick and when they die it makes me feel better for them that they're not in pain anymore.RIP Zorro.

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I am sorry for your loss. I hope the other little rattie can live with the other two soon.


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so so sorry to hear that i hope your other rats get along
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