> Hi every one,
> I just discovered that one of my rats had a strange ball near it's rear leg.
> It's a female, and she's about 7 months old.
> I took a few pictures, please have a look at
> I'm worrying a lot
then it is probably a mammary tumor (which is what it looks like),
which any competant vet should be able to remove no problem. They grow
fast. Get her in as soon as possible. And take her to a vet who
knows rats. I took Sarah to the first vet, and was told the cost for
removal would _start_ at $500 and go up from there, with little chance
of survival. I found a real vet afterwards (when the tumor had grown
so huge it almost weighed more than the rat and she could barely get
around), and it was removed and I was charged less than $100. Poor