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my rat had 11 babies sunday they all are fine except she has buried them this morning wit the bedding,paper towels etc... is this normal?????? :?:
 

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Curious - did you breed her or did you accidentally purchase her pregnant?
 

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i bought her from a pretty reputable pet store in my area...i had no idea she was pregnant untill about a week ago when she started to get really fat.....i do have a male but i ALWAYS keep them seperate. i was pretty worried because when i suspected she was pregnant, i started reading as much as i could but never seen anything about mom burying the babies! i think they are ok ..i have checked them and each have the milkband and are very squirmy and loud .but she seems to be a good mother :D
 

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is that a tank they're in?

sorry, had to stir the pot a little! :roll:
 

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its ASPEN and its a plastic tub JUST for her while she was having the babies.Are SOME of you guys going to start attacking me now :wink: i've been reading on this forum for some time now but some of you are pretty judgemental and to be honest mean! i was almost scared to post a question on here but everyone seems to have alot of knowledge when you arent judging people.thank you for your quick answers...i'll go back to lurking now :|
 

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I was under the impression that tanks worked well for litters? I believe it was recommended that they be fitted it a screen top and placed on their side for better air flow. You might find some advice in the "Think Before You Breed" section as well
 

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Tanks are good to keep the babies from falling between the bars, that's what I'd been told. :)
 

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sweetie77 said:
i bought her from a pretty reputable pet store in my area...i had no idea she was pregnant untill about a week ago when she started to get really fat.....i do have a male but i ALWAYS keep them seperate. i was pretty worried because when i suspected she was pregnant, i started reading as much as i could but never seen anything about mom burying the babies! i think they are ok ..i have checked them and each have the milkband and are very squirmy and loud .but she seems to be a good mother :D
Quick question... is this the same one that you wrote about earlier this month when you mentioned having one that was shy & not allowing you to hold her much?

If so... now you know why.
 

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Ooo, your mommy looks pretty from what I've seen, even if it is her behind.. I bet her babies will look beautiful and not be hard to find homes for. Try looking for them now. :]

Good luck.
Would love to see pictures of updates!
 
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