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Forum: Caring for Accidental Litters

Help and assistance with caring for your rat and her babies if she has accidentally become pregnant or you suspect she may be. Please do not discuss intentional breeding here.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Megacolon Information

    We want to let members know periodically we will delete older posts on this sticky to keep it clean but it is open for members who have urgent...

    Started by lilspaz68‎, 01-24-2010 07:11 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Information for accidental litters.

    OK so heres some good info that anyone expecting an accidental litter should know to keep all rats healthy. 1 ) Gestation is 21-23 days. Signs...

    Started by AMJ087‎, 01-13-2010 06:24 PM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Why not to breed...

    To those who come across this, and are thinking of breeding their pet store rats, let me tell you a story about one of the best little rats in the...

    Started by Kimmiekins‎, 09-08-2007 08:45 AM
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    06-24-2008, 12:42 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Ethical breeding... What you should know before breeding

    I've (and others have expressed the same to me) noticed here, more than any other rat fancy forum, that people believe there are not ratteries out...

    Started by Kimmiekins‎, 11-09-2007 08:07 PM
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  1. Pregnant Elderly Rats?

    Hello, I'm currently very worried that my two, three year old rats may be pregnant. I purchased a pup about three months ago and was told that it was...

    Started by ChlamydiaLydia‎, 04-22-2017 06:21 PM
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    04-22-2017, 10:18 PM Go to last post

    I recently was given a rat or mouse from my friend without a mother. She gave it to me dice I have rats already and I've had nice in the past. I'm...

    Started by Edie16‎, 05-27-2016 02:50 AM
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    04-22-2017, 08:44 PM Go to last post
  3. My new 7 week old rat is pregnant!

    First of all dont hate on me about the spelling and grammer. I brought two male rats from pets a home but unfortunately one of them died I was...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-11-2017 05:56 PM
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    04-12-2017, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  4. How can I tell when my rat is nearly ready to give birth?

    How will I know when to move my pregnant rat into the tank so she can give birth. Will she gain weight a week before or will any other signs occur a...

    Started by Rosie13Xoxo‎, 04-11-2017 05:58 PM
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  5. When is it safe for a rat dam and her litter to go back with her original cage mate?

    My rat dam's pups are 16 days old and she has been housed separately from her original cagemate. I do not want to put any pups at risk and need to...

    Started by luvmy4rats‎, 04-04-2017 06:52 PM
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    04-11-2017, 06:48 PM Go to last post
  6. Unhappy New baby rat pregnant?

    I've had my two rats for just over a week and today I confirmed through loads of research on sexing that my rat Cornflake is actually a boy.. this...

    Started by brooklyn&cornflake‎, 04-07-2017 04:00 AM
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    04-08-2017, 06:27 AM Go to last post
  7. Two possible litters

    Let me start off by saying I've already been given the lecture. I know I made a mistake and I need advice now not criticism. My girls should have had...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 03-27-2017 02:38 PM
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    03-27-2017, 10:51 PM Go to last post
  8. Possible pregnancy

    This is not for one of my rats. One of my friends recently bought rats from a pet store. (I know those are bad and if I had known she was interested...

    Started by Basiltheplant‎, 02-15-2017 11:14 PM
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    03-20-2017, 10:37 PM Go to last post
  9. When can babies be adopted out/weaning question

    So I found someone who seems to be a perfect candidate for a pair of my babies as she was a rat owner before and was currently looking for...

    Started by Ale4xandria‎, 02-15-2017 01:28 PM
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    02-15-2017, 07:56 PM Go to last post
  10. Pregnant rat and unsure of what I'm supposed to do

    So a week ago a so called "friend" told me she needed someone to watch her rat. Me being the caring animal lover I am said yes. Little did I know,...

    Started by KatieS‎, 01-31-2017 03:13 AM
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    02-12-2017, 12:09 PM Go to last post
  11. Expecting mother. Unsure of due date or how far along.

    I received a rat four nights ago who I soon realized was obviously pregnant. Her nipples have no hair around them, and she has grown much more tired....

    Started by cassraptor‎, 01-25-2017 06:39 PM
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    01-30-2017, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  12. Questions about baby rats

    Hi I have 5 baby rats born Jan 8th 3 girls 2 boys was not planned by the way their names are Craig M ,Shalimar F ,Ariana F ,Levi M and Tia F I...

    Started by Mewlittle‎, 01-18-2017 12:16 AM
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    01-24-2017, 06:57 PM Go to last post
  13. feeding babies

    Hi, I have 6 babies that just turned 2 weeks. They are pretty active and exploring the cage. I know Ruby will want to start weaning them off but I'm...

    Started by Newmom19‎, 01-14-2017 05:14 PM
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    01-14-2017, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  14. Could she be pregnant?

    I took a rat home from the pet store, she was in the same cage with her brothers and according to the owners she's around 2 months old. I knew...

    Started by Zindi‎, 01-06-2017 04:52 PM
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    01-11-2017, 08:26 AM Go to last post
  15. My Five Week Old Rat Was Pregnant!

    Yes, you read the title correctly. A rat I adopted at the age of exactly five weeks was pregnant. Date of birth: November 11th, 2016 Date of...

    Started by FallDeere‎, 01-04-2017 01:04 AM
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    01-05-2017, 01:31 PM Go to last post
  16. freaking out a bit

    I moved our pregnant rat to a new cage with 1/2 bars. I didn't want her to have to make a whole new nest so I took out the dirty stuff and lifted the...

    Started by Newmom19‎, 12-29-2016 08:41 PM
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    01-04-2017, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  17. They have arrived!!!

    Ruby has 8 little ones that I've been able to count so far. I can't see well because of all the paper. There seems to be one that didn't survive and...

    Started by Newmom19‎, 12-31-2016 09:49 AM
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    01-01-2017, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  18. Exclamation Two Pregnant By Wild Male

    Hello, this is my first time having female rats and their names are Queen and Alice. I got them from a friend that had babies about two months ago...

    Started by CaptainTripp‎, 03-27-2016 04:51 AM
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    12-28-2016, 04:49 PM Go to last post
  19. Baby pics!!

    23 Days old!

    Started by B'sMom‎, 12-27-2016 03:19 PM
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  20. Red face 2 weeks old, eye opening

    These are all my little babies at 2 weeks old. you can see the rex in the middle just opened his precious little eyes. the little pink guy at the end...

    Started by kenbofosho‎, 12-06-2016 09:39 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    12-21-2016, 01:20 AM Go to last post

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