I went out to some pet stores last night looking to buy some new toys for the girls and I had forgotten but a few days ago a friend of mine told me the one store had babies. Sure enough when I went in there they were, about 12-15 of them, eyes not open yet, but had fur. I think theyre going as snake food even though they had pamphlets about rats as pets hidden behind the cage. There were two large rats in with the babies. Obviously one was the mom (nursing), can they leave the dad in with the babies as well?