i love your answer just question isnt it better to spay females because it reduces riskes of tumours or uri, i think i read it somewhere im not sure, i dont own rats can u tell me?You don't have to spay/neuter rats.I never did and never had problems and I have had rats for many years now.
But I do believe you should keep males and females separate. If you don't want to,then I do suggest getting the male neutered (it is easier then spaying the female).Back to back pregnancies are no good and if she had babies and the male was in with her,she is most likely pregnant again,as females go into heat again 12-24 hours after giving birth.
Well yes,spaying is better to prevent tumors in females. I just meant that a neuter is easier to do (in any animal) then a spay. If you want to get the female spayed instead,go for it (that is for anyone). I don't fix any of my rats,but IF I did I would have the males neutered because it is generally an easier surgery.i love your answer just question isnt it better to spay females because it reduces riskes of tumours or uri, i think i read it somewhere im not sure, i dont own rats can u tell me?
Spaying will only help with mammary tumours and pituitary tumours not the malignant masses. But it is very much worth it...my spayed girls generally live a lot longer if their genetics allow it My oldest girl was 41 months old when I had her pts.