I was told by the pet store my rat was a boy but when I took him to the vet the vet told me he was a hermaphrodite turns out she is pregnant and I am not a breeder any advice will be greatly appreciated
Don’t freak out! This is a fun experience and baby rats are so cute
I recommend going to this page: Is my new rat pregnant?. and reading through all of it. Sadly the mama didn’t actually have babies, but there is lots of helpful info on there!
Nyla had a ultrasound done but the vet said she was too small to tell if she was pregnant but this morning at 5am she gave birth to a healthy litter of 11 pups and I was super surprised because even tho I suspected of her pregnancy for some time after hearing that nyla is a hermaphrodite I did so research and read that most hermaphrodites are infertile but surprise surprise she gave birth and she has been doing a great job caring for them but I am worried about her because she seems stressed out every time I go check on her she seems desperate to get out of the cage and free roam and play but idk what to do to help her
Yeah, I'd say you're good to give her a little bit of playtime (in a very secured area, don't want any lost mommas) for no longer than half an hour at a time so she can nurse her littles. good luck, you're doing great!
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