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im pretty sure she (Cheese) is pregnant becuase she has been with the boys for about a month now... but im not possitive. But she is HUGE!!! and her nipples are showing and she is shaped like a pear.. lol...but im not sure if this will work or not but here are some pics of her.. please help and let me know if you think she is prego or not... or if you know anything about birth and raising the ratlettes...i think i got everything covered about it but just to make sure... oh yea and im sort of taking a poll on what color they will be so take a guess!!! Cheese is a PEW and Stewie (dad) is all black with a blob of white on his belly!!
 

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her again
 

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well ive always wanted to breed rats and now that i have a few months off from everything i decided to try it out... ive been reading about it for months on end now and i thought since i had a break i would go ahead and do it... but i have so many people that want them! and even if they turn out not to want them then i know a pet store that would take them... and before anyone says anything i known the owner for like 5 years and we are best friends and i actually work at the pet store so i wont have to worry about anything... but anyway please anyone stop and say if you think she is pregnant or not!! Thanks!
 

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Gawd that looks uncomfortable. Do you have a vet lined up in case she has difficulties with the birth? Be prepared for a very large bill if she does have troubles. Ouch. I'm sure this is going to be rough on her with a stomach THAT huge..

Poor girl.
 

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Well this is her first birth so i was hopeing that it wouldnt be that big... but i just hope that she takes care of them or ill be up for a LONG 5 weeks!!! lol... But no i havnt got a vet called... i didnt think that vets even worked with rats... i might be crazy i dont know...lol.. but if anyone has any advice please tell!!!
 

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If you don't have a vet, don't know what a pregnate rat looks like, and just throw pet store rats together with unknown genetics, you should NOT breed.

I hope the birth goes fine, poor girl. Rats are pets not toys and pregnacy and birth are serious issues. It takes more than a couple months reading to be knowledgeable enough in it. You are playing with lives here.

Think of it this way: Would you just take two dogs off the street and mate them for fun? That's what you are doing with the rats. With so many unwanted rats without homes breeders should be left with experianced and knowledgeable rat breeders with rat breeding stock with KNOWN genetic lines (not just she's cute and looks healthy) that have mentored with another breeder, have lots of money set aside in case a cessarian is needed, have lots of room and money to provide adequate cageing for the babies as they ween, have primary and secondary and possibly even tertiary homes lined up before they breed, etc.

That being said, don't breed again please. Get a rat vet lined up and I hope everything will go fine.
 

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Also if she is still with the father, she needs to be seperated right away. She can get pregnant again right after birth even when nursing. Keep them in seperate cages, keep a female and male or get the father neutered and keep the sexes seperate at ALL TIMES. Breeding is not something to be played with.

I seriously am so worried, especially since you don't have a vet lined up D:

At five weeks, seperate the babies sexes. Since you know very little about breeding it would be advisable to post pics of each ones genitals and ask ahead of time. They can start mating at five weeks and since you don't know much you could have a ton of poor young pregnant moms before you know it :/
 

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hmm yeah you need to prevent further pregnancies, find a vet in your area (see lists in the vets post in health section), get some money together, read the threads in this section there are lots of threads with tips websites for pregnancy and birth ect.
hope it goes smoothly
 

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Yes, she's pregnant. Please separate the male and female... And please don't ever do this again. :(
 

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she's been seperated from everyone for about a week. She is in a 20 gal aqurium right now by herself. With her being big like this do you guys think she could deliver any day now or what?
 

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Rats are pets not toys and pregnacy and birth are serious issues. It takes more than a couple months reading to be knowledgeable enough in it. You are playing with lives here.
Perfectly said. I couldn't say anything anyone else already hasn't.

It just makes me so sad that people think it's okay to breed willy-nilly without mentoring with an established, ethical breeder and eventually buying a pair from the breeder with establishes lines. :(
 

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she's been seperated from everyone for about a week. She is in a 20 gal aqurium right now by herself. With her being big like this do you guys think she could deliver any day now or what?
Yes. Any day now.
 

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You need to find a vet ASAP. Like.. days ago actually!!! I'm seriously worried about her with such a huge belly. And being that large with her first litter.. gawd I hope she's ok. Please keep us updated on her. Something's just telling me I need to be worried, and I've learned to speak up when that happens.


Another member on this forum (I will leave it up to her to name herself if she hasn't told her story already), lost her precious girl after a purposeful breeding. She died before ever reaching the vet..

Most litters that are just crazy huge can sometimes be sickly and have a lot of problems. You're likely to have several stillborns. And you may have a ton of babies to find homes for. Sometimes the size of the belly isn't an indicator to the number of pups, but sometimes you don't know how so many fit inside the belly. Hopefully that won't be the case with yours..

Rats can have up to 20-some babies. You have at least three extra cages for when they must be seperated right?
 

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yea i have 3 extra cages.... What am I suppose to say when I call a vet?
 
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