>I was just talking about Sukey earlier this afternoon; and I've just
> gone to get her out to play, only to find her dead. I'd fed them
> about two hours ago and she was fine then. I can' t quite believe
> it. She was only eleven weeks old.
> There was a little *** around her nose and mouth, and she'd had a
> scratch three days ago, which the vet said was healing nicely.
> Please, does anyone have any ideas what might have happened?
OMG! Sarah, I'm so sorry! I have no idea what could have happened. I have
heard of a virus that can be fatal within 48hrs but you would have seen
symptoms. And please don't let it be a virus because that would mean your
others will be at risk. Maybe a heart defect? You could ask on that
rathealth.co.uk site or the fancy rat site as that has an extensive health
section. Please accept my sincere condolances. I recently lost two girls so
I know how much it hurts.