Wild rats could open the cage though (unless the cage is something like a critter nation) and mate that way, or even kill the babies. Female rats can get pregnant while still nursing their previous litter.
All doors in the cage are clipped closed because mine can open it haha but the one we've seen is gone and traps have been empty. We typically don't get wild rats/move with the two cats around. I was supprised to see the one that was here.
Keeping two litters of half wild rats? Wow, that's going to be a whole lot of fun! Even perfectly socialized these little critters are going to move at about warp 9 until they get older and slow down... On the up side... part wild rats can be pretty reclusive so you might not see them too much once they get into the furniture.
I want to check in the girls and both have a clear discharge. Is that normal?
How are they doing? Any babies yet?
Alice just finished giving birth and Queen is having contractions!
Whoa how exciting fingers crossed everything goes well.
Wow good luck to you and I'm looking forward to pictures