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okay I know the good age for a female is around 6-8 months but what's the earliest a male could be bred? thanks, lol just curious, I'm not breeding. ;)
 

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If you're looking at a 'good' age, from what I've read the better breeders like to wait about a year so that they're sure of the bucks temperament and any health problems. Since they aren't put under the same physical stress that a female would be when reproducing, they tend to stay fertile into old age.

But seeing as it's not unheard of for someone to buy a young pregnant female rat who's mated with her litter-mate, I'd assume that male rats become fertile at around the same time females do, so 5-7 weeks.

Why do you need to know? xD
 

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oh okay thanks
noo I was just curious, because yah I was thinking about that, that they aren't put under the same stress.
thanks :)
 
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