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Post by miquailahenlar.. » Sat, 09 Feb 2013 13:44:01



My rat just gave birth to ten babies, all of them healthy, all of them fed. But it's been 7 hours now and my mama rat hasn't eaten. Is this normal/ok? I'm scared that something's wrong, but she's still active and cleaning all her babies. Help?
 
 
 

rat mom

Post by Igenlode Wordsmit » Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:11:30


Apparently my post never appeared... sending again just in case the info
is useful to anyone else in the future.


Quote:
>My rat just gave birth to ten babies, all of them healthy, all of them
>fed. But it's been 7 hours now and my mama rat hasn't eaten. Is this
>normal/ok? I'm scared that something's wrong, but she's still active
>and cleaning all her babies. Help?

I have no personal experience, but...
"As the doe will have eaten a number of placentas and tidied up after
the birth she will often eat very little in the first 24 hours post
delivery. "
http://www.fancy-rats.co.uk/information/guides.php?subject=growthfeed

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