Ethical Rat Breeders, and Breeding Info
Sorry about these questions, I can't find the answers anywhere.
My roommate is convinced that her hat got pregnant again the same day she gave birth. (There was a male present then, but they were seperated within 24 hours.) Anyone know if this is possible?
She also wondered if rats could store sperm for use later like kangaroos can. (I told her I think no on that one.)
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I have a new mother whose first little (this is her second) were born early and stillborn. This litter was full-term. This is my first time breeding and my intention is breed only this one time. My question is, it's been four days since she gave birth and we rarely see her or the babies, she seems in seclusion, and I assume this is normal. I've heard that it's good to handle the pups before two weeks, but what do you think?
Heya guys, my names Heather B. and I am a huge newbie, don't mind me :D
5 girls, 2 boys. I am keeping the dark eyed one, 3 light eyed girls still up for grabs, the rest are on hold for others. Born on the 1st of August.
I am very interested to see how the little male turns out, seeing how interesting his mom is. Scratch that, the mom is GORGEOUS. I have my fingers crossed but are keeping my expectations very, very low cause the daddy might as well have been the milkman/mailman, lol.
Isis had her babies last night. We're not sure what was wrong, but they were small and weak, and some stillborn. Only four pups. One lived awhile, and we put it on a warm pad, gently rubbed/stimulated it, and tried to give it little drops of Pediasure. Isis wouldn't take care of it. She wasn't ready to nurse anyways, which is probably the reason. I think she dropped them too soon. It was so sad. We will try to breed her and Chaucer again after she recovers. I hope it was just an anomoly, and not a genetic predisposition. Here's hoping, because they would be such wonderful to breed together.
I shall always remember the one who struggled to live - he had such cute, tiny whiskers...
I want to try again, but am very concerned. Advice very welcomed!
I am not a rat breeder currently, but I am doing a load of research in the meantime! I'm also new to this community, and have a question for you...
One of the most BEAUTIFUL rats I have ever seen was for adoption in a pet store. It was a little Mom and Pop seeming pet store, and I walked in while waiting for a bus. The rat was an adult male dumbo, with a stunning orange coat. The closest I have come to finding a coat like it would be an Aussie Cinnamon or Fawn coat, but it was more of a light bright orange than either, and it stood out. I don't know how to descibe it exactly, but *gorgeous*. If you wanted to work with the color of that rat, would you have ever used it (a pet store/rescue adoptee) as a sire, or would you have just gnawed at your wrists a little bit and run away?
I fully understand wanting to breed pairs with known lineage, and good temperment, and good health, and absolutely support that- but I'm curious. What would you do? :)
I'm having a smal breakdown. I'm moving out of state soon. Very soon, as in probally a few weeks soon, from Maine to North Carolina. This would normally be a non-issue except I no longer drive and need to ship my babies (a total of 15 rats total 6 girls, 4 boys and five babies) with me. I don't want to ship them by airline as cargo because I'm worried the air pressure will hurt my babies. Any good ideas on how to move them?
I just posted some picks of yuki's babies, now a little over a week old.
go to my personal journal to see the cuteness
Little Yuki Gave birth to her first litter. three adorable little ratlets
Both the babies and the mother are doing well.
and I'm a happy rat grandmomomie. ( picture cut for cuteness...Collapse )
a freind of mine Is gifting me a 50 gallon fish tank, for my little ratlets. Its defantly got enough space, but im worried about ventilation? (wire cages are not an option for this house).for any of you who have your rats in tanks, what do you do to keep it ventilated? will it be enough that its larger, or will i need to add holes and shelving as well?