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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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  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. Nest

    What exactly does a "nest" for a pregnant rat as compared to normal sleeping quarters a non pregnant rat might build?? Hoping my new rat girl is NOT...

    Started by HylaW‎, 03-17-2008 04:52 AM
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    03-18-2008, 04:58 AM Go to last post
  2. How much is too much?

    Hi! I was wondering what the appropriate amount of time per day to handle 5 day old rats is? I want to make sure I handle them enough but I dont want...

    Started by The_rats_pajamas‎, 03-17-2008 02:38 AM
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    03-17-2008, 08:00 PM Go to last post
  3. anyone in cornwall UK?

    anyone had any accidental litters in cornwall and want to get rid of them? im willing to take on some young ones :)

    Started by fern‎, 03-15-2008 12:42 AM
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  4. Mom spending too much time away from litter?

    How long does a doe normal spend away from her litter? She only had them today and she's been very tentative all day, but she's spent the last 15...

    Started by The_rats_pajamas‎, 03-13-2008 08:25 AM
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    03-14-2008, 09:44 PM Go to last post
  5. Oh god...

    Slight problem... Anyone who has read my posts since I joined a few days ago will know I had two new kittens recently, now 9 weeks old. Well it...

    Started by Urithrand‎, 02-19-2008 06:00 PM
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  6. UPDATE! She just had 8 little rats :3!!

    So we got her (Nutmeg) and another female cagemate 18 days ago, and I'm fairly sure at least one (if not both!) are pregnant. It definitely got a...

    Started by Jewlzeh‎, 03-11-2008 05:15 PM
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  7. Mimzy the rescue rat had her litter last night

    Mimzy is the young rat that I rescued from a pet store with her one baby Pip and a baby she was fostering Pixie. All her other babies were sold off...

    Started by ebrave4‎, 02-28-2008 08:25 PM
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    03-07-2008, 05:36 AM Go to last post
  8. Still not sure which gender - Update with pics

    My runt Linus is over 4 weeks old, and I'm starting to have doubts that he's a boy. I know this sounds really dumb, and I had no trouble sexing my...

    Started by dragonegg‎, 03-04-2008 02:31 AM
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    03-05-2008, 01:04 PM Go to last post
  9. Runt

    I'm not really worried about Squishy's litter anymore, the flaky skin has improved a lot. But the runt is still much smaller than the rest of them,...

    Started by dragonegg‎, 02-14-2008 08:09 PM
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  10. Baby rat

    A friend of mine recently acquired a very young rat - she said it was about an inch and a half long. She doesn't know what to feed it, and honestly...

    Started by KayRatz‎, 03-01-2008 03:39 AM
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  11. Pain while nursing

    My teenage mom Squishy makes eeping noises all the time when nursing and has this awful look of suffering on her face. Her babies are three weeks old...

    Started by dragonegg‎, 02-26-2008 06:25 PM
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    02-27-2008, 06:51 PM Go to last post
  12. After figuring out Ruth was pregnant...

    She had 13 (or so?) babies last night! We had just noticed that she was getting big and after determining that she wasn't just eating a lot she had...

    Started by Flea606‎, 02-12-2008 07:18 PM
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  13. Separate baby boys earlier?

    I know that you are supposed to separate the baby rats by gender at 5 weeks. But mine are now 4 weeks 2 days old and big, healthy and eating all...

    Started by dragonegg‎, 02-26-2008 06:23 PM
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  14. Sadly enough...

    As most of you know, My rat Serena, who I bought and found out she was pregnant, gave birth to 6 bus on monday the 7th. Yesterday they were 3 days...

    Started by Screechy‎, 01-11-2008 10:50 PM
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    02-25-2008, 02:23 AM Go to last post
  15. mabey pregnant?

    When I am away at college, I keep my female rat in the lab. I spend most of my time in the animal room working with her on my shoulder. A few weeks...

    Started by nicemove10‎, 02-20-2008 08:30 PM
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  16. General Question

    So guys I've been thinking that someday I might want to be mentored to be a responsible breeder by a responsible breeder :).....I've also considered...

    Started by mopydream44‎, 02-19-2008 04:43 AM
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  17. shadow looks pregnant .. she ..

    hi, well my uncle and i own a rattery called runky rattery. anyway. it started when i had a litter. (not me, the rat !!) :lol: i rescued a...

    Started by MissVampireQueen‎, 02-15-2008 07:48 PM
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  18. female won't breed?

    Hi, okay well I have read up on breeding for the past few months and have decided that I am ready and want to do it, I have families lined up and...

    Started by crazychick24‎, 11-06-2007 04:40 AM
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  19. belly buttons

    When Harriet stands on her hind legs I see the suspicious two faint rows of belly buttons. I have her for a week now and she is still skinny. Could...

    Started by begoodtoanimals‎, 02-14-2008 09:17 AM
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  20. Help--Is Something Wrong With These Babies?

    I noticed today that the babies of Squishie's litter are looking a bit skinny and have this strange kind of skin scabs/dandruff thing going on, some...

    Started by dragonegg‎, 02-12-2008 02:44 AM
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