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Old 05-15-2012, 11:04 PM
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Default Do you want to see rattie babies?

My brother-in-law must have done a very rapid head count when he noticed the babies, because his count of 6 was not very accurate. There are actually 11 babies.

Pile o' rittens. Everyone has nice full milk bands, hurray for nursing!


One little guy or gal... wish I could keep track of this one specifically for the next 4 weeks, I decided I want this one just because it's the first one I held


They're so ugly they're cute!! Mama's doing a good job with them so far. The setup for them isn't ideal but they didn't know she was pregnant till 2 days ago... so what can ya do.

There will likely be more pics as they grow. And start to look like animals instead of alien fetuses.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:19 PM
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They look just like my hamsters did! LOL

And man, that was FAST. Haha
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:24 PM
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Cuuuuuute!! Do you know what age you can tell what sex they are?
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:25 PM
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Also, they had better ALL be black hooded males so that I'm not tempted.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:30 PM
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Wow, that was crazy fast. She must have been really, really preggers. You better keep us updated with pictures of the babies.

Hey, and where is the pictures of the mommy rat.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:35 PM
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I wanna see mommy rat too! They're splendid now of course but I can't wait till they get fur and ears and whiskers
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:50 PM
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Also, they had better ALL be black hooded males so that I'm not tempted.
Well, she is a black blazed berkshire (with dumbo ears!!) so, sadly for you, I think they're all going to be interestingly marked. Technically I should be able to tell their genders already, but I've never sexed a baby rat before so at this age, I'd probably get it all wrong anyway lol. I'll probably try to get a rough estimate this weekend. Odds are likely there will be some females!!

It did happen fast!! I thought we had until the weekend. Nope. But she was pretty big when I saw her on Sunday (didn't look like she was big enough to have 11 though...) and apparently she's been nesting like crazy the last few days, so I'm not really surprised either.

I am a big jerk and took no pictures of mama She's super cute though, you'll have to take my word for it lol. I promise I will get some next time
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:53 PM
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Well, she is a black blazed berkshire (with dumbo ears!!) so, sadly for you, I think they're all going to be interestingly marked.
*plugs ears* LALALALALALALAAAA!

I <3 dumbos so hard. You definitely shouldn't show me pictures as they grow. Definitely not.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:40 AM
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Cuuuuuute!! Do you know what age you can tell what sex they are?
As soon as they're born if you know what you're looking at.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:40 AM
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EEEEE so cute <3 I miss having teeny little ratlings running around! I can't wait to see pictures as they grow!
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