Keeping males and females together

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Keeping males and females together

Post by Liathium on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:13 am

I currently have two neutered males (2 years old) and one female ( 2,5 years old). I'm planning to adopt another male (baby) soon and I don't want him to go through the operation. I'm wondering is it possible to keep him with the older rats, as the female is quite old and I think she won't be in heat anymore?
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Re: Keeping males and females together

Post by Zoundz on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:44 am

No. Even old females can come into season. It's not worth the risk.

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Post by Liathium on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:12 am

Thank you for replying. I'm not going to risk it, but I wanted to make sure.
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Post by Zoundz on Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:14 am

Smile your best bet, if you want to keep boys, rather than girls, is to get a pair and keep them separate. Oooor, get girls instead, but I wouldn't mix them, and I also wouldn't neuter or spay so you could keep them all together, as there's no need. It's a big operation to go through just so they can live with the opposite sex. Better to have two cages, or just one sex. Grin

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Post by smokierat on Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:14 am

We have a two year old girl and a two and a half year old girl and we were just saying the last day that we reckon they are still going into heat quite regularly Shocked wouldn't have thought it would happen as much as I've heard it had to people Shocked

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