My little Lola seems to have developed what I believe to be a mammary gland tumor. It matches the description of them I've read perfectly. It's a sizeable lump so it seems much bigger than a cyst though possibly it could be a really big one. More likely I think it's a tumor. Also from what I've read it seems that as long as the tumor is benign and you get the rat spayed there is a greatly reduced risk of getting one of those tumors again and they can go on to live a full life aside from that. Assuming this best case scenario, does anyone have any tips as to how this goes that has been through it before? I have pet insurance and sizeable savings dedicated to ratto care so I'm not too concerned with the cost. I just have no clue how to do recovery post op. To my knowledge tiny cones of shame don't exist so how are you supposed to prevent them from picking at it? Or tearing it open when they climb around? Thank you very much for any advice. She still seems to be a happy loving and lively girl other than this lump.