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by SharpTheCat
Fri May 20, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Other care
Topic: Mother rat ignoring pups!
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

Re: Mother rat ignoring pups!

I hope the babies are still alive, although with it now being 30 hours since birth the odds are fairly low if they haven't fed. :( I would have said to put them into an even smaller space e.g. a carrier, so that she couldn't move away from them. I am sad to say that after a night waiting for her to...
by SharpTheCat
Wed May 18, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Mother rat ignoring pups!
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

Re: Mother rat ignoring pups!

No disrespect but are you 100% sure you've got the right female in with them and are you certain she's finished birthing and doesn't have a baby stuck? It's hard to hand rear from birth so you may need to explore foster mum options if you're able. Yes I am. She was the only one I had who was pregna...
by SharpTheCat
Wed May 18, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Mother rat ignoring pups!
Replies: 4
Views: 3582

Mother rat ignoring pups!

Last night at 3 am I found my female rat had given birth to 10 babies. I quickly moved the other rats in her cage out into a separate cage so she could be alone. Some of the babies had been scattered so I put them all neatly into a pile and found that 1 had died. I let the mother be but came back a ...

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