I got Eden a week ago and she appeared healthy the first 5 or 6 days... then, her health plummets. Her head tilted in the most ungodly position, she rubbed her eye raw on the bottom or her cage, she stopped eating/drinking, and she was a pitiful sight. I bought baby food and child's motrin to give her. She loved the mushed up peas and the motrin appeared to give her some form of comfort. I worked the day she got ill so I had to wait until the following day to bring her to the vet. By the time I got there she began having trouble breathing. At that point I burst into tears as I left her at the vet. I knew they'd call and ask to put her down. Ten minutes later, they did. They said she was suffering far too much. I slept with her the night before she died and she had a great home with me for a week. I can't save all ratties... but I can be in peace knowing she died with me rather then the horrid pet store owners who would've let her suffer to death.