Poor baby. What makes me sad is that so many people get small pets like rats and hamsters and guinea pigs, and think that they are something that is cheap and easy to care for, and that they don't really need anything "special". Rats just like any other pet need the appropriate bedding, toys for entertainment, proper food, and something to curl up in and fall asleep, plus space to run around and get some exercise. I've had a couple rats, and loved them. Sometime I would love to get another one, though I agree that a lot of pet stores have inbred rats that are bred with the general idea that they are probably just going to go as snake food. I do know that Kahoots pet supply doesn't sell rats for food. You have to be buying it as a pet, otherwise they won't sell it to you, which I hope means that they are a little bit pickier about the breeding and care of said rats, and that overall if I get one I'd be getting a healthier happier rat. But at least this little girl knew kindness and care the last bit of time before passing on.