Shadow, my second rat and father to the rest of the rats I have had is dead, I went to clean out their cages this afternoon and found him dead on the mesh floor of the 1st level of the boys cage. I have no idea why he died, he was fine last night when I checked them and fed and watered them last night before I went to bed.
I have another three rats in the main cage, Neo, Morphius and Switch, all boys and they are all fine as are the two girls Flick and Trinity who are on the cage next to the boys. The only thing I can put it down to is either a heart attack of a stroke as the others all seem fit and healthy, although rather subdued.
Calum and Conor were sad to hear of Shadows death, but seem to be ok now, funny how kids bounce back like this. They drew Shadow a picture each and put a few flowers on his box when I burried him. I am going to keep a close eye on the remaining five ratties to make sure they dont follow suit.