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Welllll, I feel bad saying this but my girlfriend and I were picking up some more toys and general supplies at one of our local (small) pet stores (not the one I posted about in the rant section a little bit ago). I think you all have an idea of where this is going... There was a lone female rat who was a surrender from an owner who was moving. She was all alone, LOVES people, and now she is home being quarantined by herself. She is also on pregnancy watch because it sounds like there is a possibility that she was kept will males in her previous home. She is likely 6-9 months, absolutely fearless, and obsessed with her quarantine cage & new people.

I feel bad when unexpected rats come home but thankfully we can offer her a good home, get her to the vet if she needs it, and if we end up with kittens, we can raise them and rehome them, so it is not the end of the world. That being said, I did want to be transparent about our new friend & lack of planning for her.

Here are some photos of the new (nameless) girl! (My apologizes if this should go in the section for introducing rats).

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Thank you! We are crossing our fingers that she doesn’t have any surprises in store for us. She is already such a sweetie and I feel so bad that she’s all alone for now. We’ve named her Bear and we are hoping that she passes quarantine & baby watch with no hitches so she can have some friends soon.
 

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Awww... Bear looks beautiful. I feel really pleased for her that she has ended up somewhere where she will be taken care of properly.
 

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Omg!!!!! Congratssssssa!! i LOVE the name. She is soooo cute omg!!! If i were you i would be crossing my fingers that she’s pregnant lol!!
 

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Haha, thank you! On one hand I would love to see some baby rats grow up, on the other hand, I have my hands full with work (still adjusting from college to full time work) and I don’t think I should keep any babies if there are any— which will be hard for me... so I have mixed feelings with either outcome, right now we are just kind of waiting and seeing what Bear has in store for us!
 

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Okay, update on Bear: she is SUPER full of energy and her abdomen feels more full than it was a week ago. It is a bit firm and when she is in your hand you can REALLY feel her tummy and we’ve held some of our other girls to see if they feel that way and they just. Don’t...

We are working on a bin cage to move her into just in case she has babies. We have had a pregnancy scare with a rescue rat before so we are trying to avoid making too many plans and such but she definitely looks like she could have some secrets in her, lol. Oh boy! Either way, she is a super silly and sweet girl and while she wasn’t expected, I’m glad to have her in my life.

Here is a photo of her from today (the only decent photo of her from many):
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Okay, update on Bear: she is SUPER full of energy and her abdomen feels more full than it was a week ago. It is a bit firm and when she is in your hand you can REALLY feel her tummy and we’ve held some of our other girls to see if they feel that way and they just. Don’t...

We are working on a bin cage to move her into just in case she has babies. We have had a pregnancy scare with a rescue rat before so we are trying to avoid making too many plans and such but she definitely looks like she could have some secrets in her, lol. Oh boy! Either way, she is a super silly and sweet girl and while she wasn’t expected, I’m glad to have her in my life.

Here is a photo of her from today (the only decent photo of her from many):
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She is SUPER preg! You have 1-3 days!
 

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Feel her tum, you will feel kicks!
 

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No kicks but I really won’t be surprised if she is pregnant! It’s hard not to stress about it but it sounds like she had a litter previously (she was surrendered with her “mate” and a young rat who was her baby, unknown age though) so hopefully if she is pregnant again that means it will all go smoothly. The bin cage is just about ready and we will be moving her into there in case she is pregnant.
 

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Little Miss Bear has gotten quite round. Looks like I will likely be posting in the accidental litters section after all !
 

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AHH!
 

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No babies yet but she’s still pretty round & her belly feels different from any of our other girls. I think she still has a little bit to go if she is pregnant— she was dropped off at the petstore May 26th or so, so she may have another week or so. That being said, she is not happy at all in her maternity cage and is constantly trying to break free... I hope if she has babies she has them soon so they can grow up and she can have a more enriching cage!

Here’s a photo of her from yesterday, you can really see the way her belly is rounded.

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