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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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Baby pics!!

    23 Days old!

    Started by B'sMom‎, 12-27-2016 03:19 PM
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    12-27-2016, 03:19 PM Go to last post
  12. 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
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    12-21-2016, 01:20 AM Go to last post
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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
    • Replies: 4
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    11-28-2016, 01:21 AM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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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    11-23-2016, 05:53 AM Go to last post

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