Tumors and upper respiratory infections are big problems with small animals, proper care is not cheap. I spent $205 in one vet appointment, plus another $40 to have Cecile PTS, and it would have been more to have Pumpkin PTS. In my 6 years of rodent owning, I've spent at least $1,000 in vet care, including multiple URI's and in particular, one rat cost $250 to get a tumor removed, plus another $125 for serious pnemonia due to her weakened immune system. Granted I've owned up to 26 rodents at one time, but still. It drives me crazy when people think of them as cheap easy "throw away" pets for their 5 year old
Thanks for letting rant (sorry) and thanks for your care about my babies!