Rat babies *pics*

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by NewHopePoultry, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Yesterday Glitter gave birth to 18 babies,but sadly one died. The other 17 all appear to be healthy and fine.

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  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are adorable babies.
    How long until they open their eyes?
     
  3. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    :DOh my gosh, they are so cute!! My dd said they look like piglets. Maybe... LOL Thanks for sharing your pics, enjoy all your little ratlets.[​IMG]
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eek. Just kidding.
    They're cute!
    Very bald [​IMG]
     
  5. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Who feeds them all? Does mom really have that much time (and milk) on her hands (feet)?
     
  6. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG]

    They will be pink and bald for 3 days. Then they will start showing hints of their markings and colors with some light fur growth.

    Their ears will be fully opened at about 9 days old.
    It takes 10-14 days for rats to open their eyes and to geta full light coat of fur.

    So far Glitter has been feeding them fine. She usually puts them into 2 groups and nurses them like that, to make sure each baby gets to eat.
     
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  7. chickenlover210

    chickenlover210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you breed rats. I really ant rats and I always have
     
  8. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gross, are they chicken food? Just kidding, just kidding. I guess those are faces that only a mama could love. [​IMG]
     
  9. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Oh, how cute! They're so small! I never thought rats could be actually cute, but yours are so adorable! Congrats!
     
  10. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Soo cute! Look at those full little tum tums! Aww!
     

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