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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. Umbilical Hernia

    It appears one of my 6 day old boys has an umbilical hernia. He had a tiny bump there two days ago but I noticed today its bigger. Its firm to the...

    Started by B'sMom‎, 12-07-2016 01:33 PM
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    12-16-2016, 03:03 PM Go to last post
  2. Already fuzzy??

    My 5 day old babies already have peach fuzz and look pretty big for their age.. they look more like 9-10 day old babies. Do some babies just grow...

    Started by B'sMom‎, 12-06-2016 09:53 PM
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    12-07-2016, 01:32 PM Go to last post
  3. Litter development

    This might not be the right subsection but I figured it was closest. I've said this before many times and I'll say it again. I'm not interested in...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 12-04-2016 03:56 PM
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    12-04-2016, 05:47 PM Go to last post
  4. Mother rat is weak

    Yesterday B had her babies and shes taking good care of them but today she seems very weak..shes not moving around much, shes showing signs of pain...

    Started by B'sMom‎, 12-02-2016 03:41 PM
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  5. 15 rat babies?

    What a day! I recently was part of a charity barn hunt, a dog event where a rat is placed in a tube and sniffed out, and was put in charge of the...

    Started by blakeduhh‎, 11-28-2016 09:04 PM
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    11-29-2016, 12:13 AM Go to last post
  6. Possible unexpected litter coming soon!

    I NEVER expected to be posting in this section of the forum. And yet here I am. I have a recently adopted new girl (a sweet, beautiful little...

    Started by Yummy‎, 11-26-2016 01:35 AM
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    11-28-2016, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  7. Wink Gauging Baby Rat Feedings

    Hello there! Well, it's official -- my fiancee and I are grandparents! (Yay!) We had our first oops litter on November 19, 2016. Our girl Cyborg gave...

    Started by WhimsicalArtist‎, 11-22-2016 10:46 AM
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    11-25-2016, 05:40 PM Go to last post
  8. Question Taking in a mother & 8 babies..

    So a woman I know takes in rescue rats/mice, gets them socialised and healthy, then finds them new homes. I've had mice off her in the past. Shes...

    Started by CatsRatsVeggies‎, 11-23-2016 05:53 AM
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  9. When is my rat due?

    Hi! Ive posted on here before asking if my rat, Bianca is pregnant. Well im 99.9% sure she is. So shes in a well ventilated 105 qt bin with polar...

    Started by Rattieqxeennn‎, 10-17-2016 08:12 PM
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    11-18-2016, 10:05 PM Go to last post
  10. Not accidental but help!

    Hey guys so my rat gave birth about 25 hours ago and she was doing so well up until about 4/5 hours ago when she left them in a bundle by themselves...

    Started by NataleeLiane.x‎, 11-16-2016 10:05 AM
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    11-16-2016, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  11. Okay soooo

    I never thought I'd be posting in this forum. I don't even own males. I'm smart. I'm careful. But Tusk is smarter. My sister brings her males with...

    Started by Ladylazerstar702‎, 11-04-2016 05:57 PM
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  12. Pregnant rat possibly giving birth soon?

    Hiya, so I have a question. I have a tiny 8-9 week old female rat, Honey. I got her Sept 29th. She had been in with males her whole life up until I...

    Started by Rattieqxeennn‎, 10-24-2016 08:12 PM
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    10-25-2016, 10:32 AM Go to last post
  13. Is my rat pregnant???

    Hi! So, I got a feeder rat about 2 weeks ago. I couldnt resist :P She was around 7 weeks old when I got her and had been housed with males her whole...

    Started by Rattieqxeennn‎, 10-16-2016 09:33 PM
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  14. When can mom move back home?

    So my litter is 2 weeks old. I've been putting the mom back with her buds everyday for a short period of time so they don't forget her or so she's...

    Started by Sowa‎, 08-29-2016 02:01 PM
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    08-31-2016, 11:05 PM Go to last post
  15. Nuggets little nugglets

    Here is a picture of 3 of Nuggets babies on day 2. She has 11. I'm looking to order a bin for them so they can have bedding since Nugget keeps...

    Started by Sowa‎, 08-16-2016 04:33 PM
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  16. I bought a pregnant rat!

    So Two weeks ago I bought two little girls to join my beautiful Nim in her cage. Rikku has been very shy and hides, I have been slowly coaxing her...

    Started by Medilia‎, 08-16-2016 08:01 AM
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  17. Handling the babes

    Once the mom is comfortable leaving her young, you should scoop up the babies, just for a couple minutes at first, to get them used to touch scent...

    Started by beas.rats‎, 08-19-2016 05:49 PM
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  18. Question Possible Pregnancy

    I haven't been keeping rats for long but now I realise what a huge mistake I made, I bought 2 rats from a pet store who promised the rats were male,...

    Started by Rari‎, 06-27-2016 04:45 PM
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    08-18-2016, 01:56 PM Go to last post
  19. Seperate rats?

    I think one of my rats is pregnant. I'd say she is due any day now, she is nesting like crazy and suddenly got huge. She is living in a DCN with 5...

    Started by Sowa‎, 08-14-2016 07:44 PM
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  20. Rats not feeding Kin

    I have two rats that had babies 2 days ago, and they were being fed until late yesterday. One had 14 babies and one had 6 babies. The only rat trying...

    Started by portugayth‎, 07-02-2016 09:15 PM
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    07-08-2016, 08:53 PM Go to last post

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