Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2 of my 12 rat pups - 1 wk old

3 comments:

Braveharte said...

Oh my god so cute! Can you see milk in their bellies still? I love when you can see the milk in their bellies!

Danielle Brunin said...

You can see the milk in their bellies! Mama rat is such a good mama. I can't believe that I haven't lost any yet (knock on wood). By the way, thanks for your advice on the previous post. I had no idea they would be ready to wean that soon or be fertile either. Most of the websites that I have seen say that it is closer to five weeks. However, I will take your word over any website because you actually have experience in this area. I need to clean their cage so I will take a picture when they are all out, assuming that Mama rat doesn't maul me again...

Braveharte said...

Weaning is usually 21-25 days old so you don't have to push them out right after 3 weeks, but by week 5 I would separate them.