My Sweet Prince
I got Prince and Bear almost 2 years ago, two beautiful baby brothers. We all played together everyday and even my boyfriend (who didn’t want rats for pets) warmed up to them and loved them.
Bear has always been the upitimy of health, but poor Prince developed symptoms of mycoplasma a year into his life. We took him to the vet and had him on antibiotics. They seemed to work and for another 3 months, Princey was symptom free. Then the myco came back-worse than before! I called the vet and ordered stronger antibiotics. 4 months after the symptoms came back and suddenly. We planned to take him to the vet the next morning. We woke up and found him lethargic with shallow breathing. He was laying there not moving and not accepting treats. His eyes were closing and breath slowing. Heartbroken, I realized he wasn’t going to make it. We took him to the emerg vet and tried to save him to no avail. We had to have him euthanized and take his pain away. Now Bear is so lonely and we are so so sad. Losing Prince has been so hard. A piece of my heart will be gone forever.