I adopted my Indie, a neutered adult male, a year ago from the Humane Society. He is my first rat. I feed him Kaytee rat block and veggies and fruits. I had never had a rat before so I had to do a lot of research. In April I bought Skye from a pet store. She was only about 3-4 weeks old. Indie and Skye get along very well, sleep together, and groom each other. I did not know about different diets for babies and adults. I have been feeding them both the same diet. What should I do? Can Skye thrive on this diet? All I have available in my pet store is Kaytee.
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Adult female and male rats typically weigh 12 to 16 ounces (350 to 450 grams) and 16 to 23 ounces (450 to 650 grams), respectively (see Table: ). They are about 9 to 11 inches long without the tail. Male rats are usually larger than females. Pet rats are available in several colors and coat patterns due to specialized breeding. The common color variations include brown, black, tan, gray, and white with both lighter and darker shades as well. Some of the more exotic colors are Siamese, blue, silver black, silver fawn, lilac, cinnamon, black-eyed white, cinnamon pearl, lynx, silver agouti, silver lilac, and blaze. Rex rats have a curly coat. Tailless rats are born with no tails and hairless rats have no fur. The average life span of rats is about 2.5 to 3.5 years.
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The testes of pet/pet neonates were small, and male pet/pet rats exhibited 2 grades of testicular anomaly at 140 d of age. Slightly anomalous testes showed normal spermatogenesis but reduced seminiferous tubule diameter. Although some cases of human subfertility may be associated with low birth weight, the pathologic mechanism governing the association remains to be determined.,, Therefore, it may be useful to examine reproductive performance in pet/pet males. In severely affected pet/pet testes, spermatogenesis was rare, and degenerated seminiferous tubules were numerous. Although the cause of the phenotypic variation in the pet/pet testis at 140 d of age is unknown, it is unlikely to be due to genetic background variation because the different types of testicular defect were still present in rats of the 14th generation of the PET strain. In general, consequent phenotypes are epigenetically modified with advancing age. Because different degrees of testicular anomaly were detected on different sides of the testis in the same rat, the testicular variations at 140 d of age may be related to degenerative processes of the affected testis with advancing age. In addition to the degenerated seminiferous tubules, severely abnormal testes contained increase interstitial tissue. Leydig cell hyperplasia is associated with testicular dysfunction and alteration with aging., Considering the significantly smaller relative weight of accessory sex organs, it may be useful to confirm the presence of Leydig cells in the interstitial tissue and to determine the testosterone production in the pet/pet testis.
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