Caring for Accidental Litters
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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. I don't know what to do...

    So, A week ago I moved the babies to the adult's cage, because they opened their eyes and were bouncing off the walls. Now, they are eating adult...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 01-22-2015 10:22 AM
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    01-27-2015, 05:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Someone who knows about rats and births?

    I really need help with my girl who's about to pop ( at some point soon), I need some expert support to give her the best care.

    Started by aimleigh‎, 01-25-2015 05:27 PM
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    01-26-2015, 02:56 AM Go to last post
  3. Oh no

    had 3 girls yesterday but one looks like she has a rat her large tummy& im convinced she is pregnant. she is only 8 weeks old herself. comparing her...

    Started by aimleigh‎, 01-21-2015 11:56 PM
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    01-25-2015, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Have you ever had an "oops" litter?

    I adopted 2 female rats 3 years ago and one had 7 babies! Then 2 and a half years later when the ones that I kept passed away, I adopted 2 more...

    Started by ratsrdog35‎, 12-27-2014 09:48 PM
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    01-15-2015, 01:44 AM Go to last post
  5. Weaponized Cuteness Pics. Caution! May get a toxic dose of AWWWWWWWW!

    Fry's litter! Four boys, Five girls. These were taken from 11-14 days old. All the babies are hooded but have no stripe. None appear to be...

    Started by Mojojuju‎, 01-04-2015 12:27 PM
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    01-15-2015, 01:23 AM Go to last post
  6. Telling Genders

    Hi! My girl, Holly, had her 9 pups on New Years Eve, (but one died for unknown causes) and I was wondering when they would be old enough to tell...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 01-03-2015 12:19 PM
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    01-13-2015, 02:12 PM Go to last post
  7. Question Baby jellybeans!!!

    December 28th, one of my girls had a litter of ten. They're now four days old and super adorable. I'm just wondering if I could get some help sexing...

    Started by ALLOisaSAURUS‎, 01-02-2015 01:54 AM
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    01-12-2015, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  8. Mom died, babies not weaned

    My husband is downstairs, holding our girl and sobbing Her babies are asleep in the nest, and I'm the monster that sat on her and killed her I...

    Started by Mojojuju‎, 01-10-2015 02:18 PM
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    01-11-2015, 10:29 PM Go to last post
  9. Um...I hope I'm wrong.

    So approximately 10 days ago I picked up a PEW female, maybe 7-8 weeks old, from the petstore (bad me!). The reason being I wanted to see how the...

    Started by Adalii‎, 01-08-2015 02:34 PM
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    01-08-2015, 05:35 PM Go to last post
  10. Is my baby rat getting enough milk?

    Hi! So I was cleaning the bin that I keep the momma and babies in, and while I was transporting them to their cat carrier I inspected the pups for...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 01-05-2015 02:21 PM
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    01-06-2015, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  11. Is my new rat pregnant and what do I do?

    Last Sunday one of my rats penny died and my mom's solution was to get me a new rat.....from a sketchy petstore....she appears to be unite rotund and...

    Started by Grawrisher‎, 11-16-2014 05:25 PM
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  12. bo newborn need heat?

    Hi, This morning my new girl Holly had her 8 healthy pups, and since its somewhat cold, do I need to somehow supply them with extra heat? ...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 12-31-2014 10:30 AM
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    01-01-2015, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  13. holding new pups

    When and how do I hold newborn ratties? Thanks!

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 12-31-2014 11:04 AM
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    12-31-2014, 08:09 PM Go to last post
  14. Caring for newborns

    Hi! I just now, like, 5 minutes ago, discovered that my female, Holly, is pregnant, and due any day now. I wasn't quite prepared for this, but I...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 12-29-2014 03:44 PM
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    12-31-2014, 08:06 PM Go to last post
  15. How often are babies stillborn?

    Sorry if this is the wrong section to put this in, but I thought since my ratty is due any day now that it would be nice to know where to keep my...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 12-30-2014 10:50 PM
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    12-31-2014, 10:36 AM Go to last post
  16. Does my rat look pregnant to you?? :s

    My dad recently gave me his female rat... He has 2 males as well. They weren't all kept in one cage but he said they had been together briefly at...

    Started by LinnCREDIBLE‎, 11-25-2014 10:27 PM
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    12-30-2014, 04:40 PM Go to last post
  17. My new rat might be pregnant...

    Hi! On Christmas Eve I got a new female rat, and now that I think about it, she has a lot of "pregnant" symptoms! ~She has built a nest, and...

    Started by Cookie and Mischief‎, 12-28-2014 11:25 PM
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    12-30-2014, 02:17 PM Go to last post
  18. Likely pregnant, opinions?

    I should be banned from pet stores...but today I went into a store that usually doesn't have rats unless it's snake breeding season or someone...

    Started by kksrats‎, 12-28-2014 03:17 PM
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    12-28-2014, 07:17 PM Go to last post
  19. Is my rat doing ok?

    My rat is on about her 21st day of pregnancy and there are a few things that are kind of worrying me about her. First of all for the past like 4 days...

    Started by Rattygurl‎, 11-23-2014 03:35 PM
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    12-28-2014, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  20. I can't see milk bands yet...

    So Fry finally climbed off her squirming pile and went to eat something (she looks pooped, poor mum!) and I counted nine babies. Three more than I...

    Started by Mojojuju‎, 12-22-2014 11:33 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    12-27-2014, 06:38 AM Go to last post

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