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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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    12-27-2014, 06:38 AM Go to last post
  9. Pregnant girl doesn't like her cage?

    So my baby girl Fry is in her 22nd day of pregnancy--and she's huge and waddling around. Up until yesterday she's been as perky as you please, and...

    Started by Mojojuju‎, 12-21-2014 09:56 PM
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    12-22-2014, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  10. Pregnancy going on 27 days so far?

    My poor lil girl is heavily pregnant, nipples swollen, waddling around--and I can pretty safely date the latest possible date for her impregnation to...

    Started by Mojojuju‎, 12-18-2014 11:23 PM
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    12-20-2014, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  11. Not an Accidental Litter, But..

    I've got two little baby rats, feeders that didn't get eaten. It's from where I work, and they don't place live feeders back in with mommy, they...

    Started by Fraido‎, 10-28-2014 06:48 PM
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  12. when do babies open their eyes?

    i know this might be a dumb question but i was wondering when they should open their eyes? my 6 are 2 weeks old and not one of their eyes are...

    Started by redbutterfly13‎, 12-17-2014 12:30 PM
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    12-18-2014, 08:02 AM Go to last post
  13. Taking on Two Orphan Pinks

    Let me be blunt - I don't believe in the beginner, easy way. lol In getting my first rats, I would like to rescue them from a feeder bin where they...

    Started by Roux‎, 11-07-2014 11:17 PM
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  14. How to Tell if Rat is Preggers

    Last night my boyfriend left the boys cage open after he fed them. For those who don't know, we have a separated double critter nation, with the boys...

    Started by Aeyna‎, 12-03-2014 01:25 PM
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    12-04-2014, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  15. Home for 3 whole days :(

    Picked up my new babies after putting them on hold at the pet shop 3 weeks ago, and now know I was a couple days to late putting them on hold. ...

    Started by Reedrat‎, 10-28-2014 07:38 PM
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    11-25-2014, 08:31 PM Go to last post
  16. Is It OK?

    So I had one mom who had 2 babies only, a boy and a girl and they were born 2 days after another litter with no runts. The girl was a runt and now...

    Started by dumblydork90‎, 11-14-2014 09:40 AM
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    11-14-2014, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  17. I feel like an idiot

    Well, LeeLee meet her little brother-my boyfriends rat- for a few seconds under very close supervision, except when I walked out of the room for a...

    Started by Crazyratlady94‎, 11-03-2014 08:55 PM
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    11-06-2014, 03:36 PM Go to last post
  18. Is she pregnant?

    Hi all, I posted earlier about finding this little hairless cutie at a pet shop. She was being housed with 2 boys. I tried to forget about her...but...

    Started by Mamadoe‎, 11-03-2014 02:02 PM
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    11-05-2014, 12:56 PM Go to last post
  19. You've Got to be Kidding Me!

    So Myrtle was doing a lot of ear wiggling the other day and I giggled at it so much until Parker started trying to mount her. Now obviously I...

    Started by MyrtlesMom‎, 10-26-2014 08:15 PM
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    10-27-2014, 04:12 PM Go to last post
  20. Seperating pups

    Ok so tonight I will be separating boys from their mother and sisters. They will have to be in the same room but I am unsure if I should keep them...

    Started by Lita‎, 10-13-2014 10:08 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    10-14-2014, 02:33 PM Go to last post

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