Hey guys, here's the situation.
My rat Miss Peepers accidentally got pregnant by my male rat. I didn't notice the size difference until about 3 days ago and after doing some research, concluded that I had a few more days until she delivered. I woke up this morning to find out I was wrong. She gave birth to 14 cute little babies (more than what I was hoping for, lol)
She has not taken an aggressive stance with me being around her cage, which is good, but she keeps darting off into her house on occasion, leaving a trail of of the babies all over the cage. As of right now the babies are all spread out with only a few with her inside the house, and the rest are around the cage, some laying on the bare cage floor. I was wondering if I should just leave them alone as she may round them back up, or for the safety of the babies, should I round them up myself and re-nest them?