Hi - I have also written another thread about my single female rat which I adopted a couple of days ago but after reading a comment, I need help on what’s the best thing to do for her. She came into the centre due to neglect as her owner had never taken her out of her cage and she has been housed alone her whole life. The owner didn’t realise rats weren’t meant to sneeze, so when she was brought into the centre she had such bad Mycoplasma (myco) that vets have said she will never recover fully. This means she ‘snores’ when sleeping in awkward positions and her breathing is a little different to ‘normal rats’ but she is otherwise healthy. The only problem is, I have been advised that she has to live alone for the rest of her life by the adoption centre but she looks SO sad. She is either in her hammock sleeping or lying down or in a little box which I have placed in the cage for her to hide as she’s really really timid and is not yet hand tame. It breaks my heart to keep her alone as I know rats shouldn’t be alone, it isn’t in their nature! But I want to do the right thing for her. She is so untrusting in humans (probably due to the neglect) and I wouldn’t be able to handle her at the moment as we’re taking things as slow as she needs. But I really think she’d benefit from ratty company, someone who understands her fully. I went back into the centre and asked if it is definitely off the cards that she could live with another rat and they said she may pass the myco onto them or the stress of introductions could make her condition flare up. What do I do? Does anyone have any experience of rats with myco? I feel so sorry for her and just want her to have the most amazing life possible.