I felt like a walk today, and ended up at the pet store where I bought Nippy. Nippy wasn't my first rat, but she was the mother of all but two of the rats I currently have. I hadn't known she was pregnant when I bought her. I told the management to watch for things like that in the future. Today I found five rats caged together. One boy and five girls, and considering Nippy's litter was 14 that's a whole lot of babies! The lady said she couldn't tell a boy from a girl rat. I think all of us know the difference is just slightly obvious. I told her to get the boy rat in his own cage but she didn't seem in too much of a hurry. Generally although they sell feeders they take general good care of the animals there, but it drives me insane that with a little care a lot of unwanted babies wouldn't have to suffer.