The most I had at a time was 33. I have 8 now...8 is A LOT easier to manage, but I don't regret having more then 8 (generally I have about 15 at a time). It was a lot of work, especially when everyone had RI's at once...OMG talk about stress! :shock: But I don't regret any of it. I will never have that many at once again though. I could only imagine 60!I just adore my boys! Years ago, I had 60 rats at once, way over my head. But I had males and females (never had a single litter born at my home) and I loved the girls personalities, but they were so independent. I like the boys cause they depend on me lol I guess that's why I'm a dog person, not a cat person per say. After these boys, I'm done for a while. If I ever get into rats again, 3 is my max lol They are expensive to vet here. A simple URI can run up to $300. Euth is $160
Funny,I am also a dog person and not into cats. I love the dependable personalities.
I could never NOT have rats. There was a time a couple years ago I had NONE and my home felt empty. I will never let that happen again...haha.
Euthanasia here is $25 and as for meds for RI's,it all depends on how many rats you have that need to be treated, the price varies. But to just bring a rat into the vet (before meds and everything) it is $50 just to be seen.
Also I am trying to reply to your PM and for some reason it won't let me....:-?