This thing has drveloped within the last two days or so, and it is about the size of a gumball atm. Poor Rosealie. I knew rats were prone to getting tumors, but of course I would never had imagined that it would happen to my daughters beloved pets. I am not sure what path I want to take on this. Neither me nor my finance particurly like the things, but my daughter loves them to death. I can say that from what I have read they are not the cheapest things to get removed, and they have a high probability of growing back. I feel so bad as I just found it tonight, and atm there is nothing I can do about it. Anyone here with rats have experience with these types of things? Rose and her cell mate Alice are about 2 years old now, so im guessing its expected for these things to start happening as they age. I am not willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a rat, it is just not feasible for me, but I do not want her to suffer, and want to make sure she is comfortable.
You can see the tumor under her armpit in the pics. Sorry for the lighting, between my horrible phone and my daughters pink walls, its impossible to get a good pic.