Never a normal post? What kind of tripe is that? Have you read all my 211 posts?Maltey wrote:Agree. There's never a 'normal' post.SadakoStacey wrote: I do keep thinking that this is some kind of a wind up to antagonise people though.
Rats are prey animals so they hide pain and illness to show they are not weak and won't get preyed on. Just because you as a human think she's not in pain compared to your human standards doesn't mean she isn't.
Forgetting the pain, how do you propose you're going to keep a rat still when you're chopping its tail off? Suppose you miss and take off the healthy part of her tail where it most definitely will hurt. Never mind the pain, she will be extremely stressed. Under anaesthetic she won't feel any of that.
And for your information the the rat in question is very tame and will stay still for me. As for anesthetic, I very much doubt the vet would even give that for something so minor. I can take a picture if you'd like.