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Vet bills for rats comparision if anyone can help please

CyDoNiA Avatar
5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
Just after a little advice if anyone here is a rat owner and has had to go to the vets with them please.

If anyone here has had to take a rat to the vets for stiches or a similar op and could let me know what they paid roughly please.

We have had to now take 2 of our males to vets because of fighting and had to pay £120 for the stitches & associated care/medicine. Is this about right in comparision to your costs or are we being ripped?

Last time we had to pay £170 because it was out of hours. We are going to have to get the agressive one neutered so if anyone has had to get that done (on a rat that is) would you mind letting me know the costs you had to pay please.

Any help appreciated. Thanks.
CyDoNiA Avatar
5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Aren't rats about four quid from the local pet shop?

Just upgrade:D
#2
i had mine nutered it cost £46 i think... i know it was just under £50, that was about 2 years ago, we did have a tumour removed from our first rat that was around £90 must of been 5 years ago or more
#3
Thanks for the reply. Was it a male rat that you had neutered and did that money include all the medicine etc?
#4
I don't know specifically about vet costs for treating rats. But experiences I have had with vets suggest many of them seem to set their prices according to how much an insurance policy is likely to pay out for a set treatment.
Of course if you don't have an insurance policy to claim from it can get expensive.
#5
Yeah we are considering if to get insurance but I am guessing insurance won't cover neutering anyway. Hopefully once that is done they stop the fighting. :p

Can but hope.
#6
Yes it was a male rat and included everything, even a check up after to make sure he was doing ok
#7
not quite the same but had to take our 2 rats to the vets 10 years ago and that cost just over £50 for antibiotics for chest infections. So the price for stitches to both of yours sounds about right. This pet owning lark is damned expensive!
#8
Thanks for letting us know.. we're certainly having an expensive time!

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