Q: How do I keep my rat healthy and longlived ?

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 A: Pet rats are prone to two major medical problems - respiratory infection and breast cancer. If you want to have a long lived pet feed him a vegetarian low calorie diet and try and get a baby from a mother with no history of respiratory problems. Early neutering (5-6 months) of both males and females takes away the hormones and helps prevent breast and pituitary cancer.