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mammary tumour operation prices.

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:39 pm
by mishka
Hi!
My rat have a mammary tumour. it's growing really fast. I'm considering having it oparated. My vet said the estimated cost would be around 130£. I would like to ask anyone who went though this as well with their rat what do you think about the price, cause I don't have any idea how much should operation like that cost. I'm living in Edinburgh. Is 130£ more or less a regural price or I might get it done cheaper elswhere?

Re: mammary tumour operation prices.

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:50 am
by Caza66
My vet charges £40 but I have heard of other charges similar to what you've been quoted. Hopefully other Edinburgh people can advise.

Re: mammary tumour operation prices.

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:45 am
by Rhian33
That's about what I pay so seems right to me. This thread may be helpful though http://www.fancyratsforum.co.uk/viewtop ... 38&t=29379

Re: mammary tumour operation prices.

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:38 pm
by Wilcox_87
Mine was £160 but it was in a very tricky position and was being fed by the jugular so it was very delicate

Re: mammary tumour operation prices.

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:44 pm
by bazu
My experience has been £70-ish generally, from two different vets - but they both classed rats as "small children's pet" (same ballpark as hamsters, gerbils etc) or similar, whereas I've heard of others classing them as "exotics" (same ballpark as iguanas, parrots etc :roll: ) and so charging a lot more

Re: mammary tumour operation prices.

Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:47 pm
by daffee
Sounds about right to me. We've had some much more expensive too.

Re: mammary tumour operation prices.

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:25 pm
by mishka
thanks a lot.