Originally Posted by Jennicat
I have to admit, I'm disappointed that you're playing russian roulette by letting them play together. They're animals, not people. They certainly don't care if you're watching them, he can still impregnate her.
You posted in another thread how upset it made you that the pet store owner was keeping the male in with the females, but you're setting yourself up to do th same thing.
no im not...i put him in the cage to take some pics.............THATS ALL.
they have been squealing all night long for each other every single night and so i decided to show him to her took five pics and back into his cage he went. but as soon as i did the quick intro her demeandor changed and when i have taken him out of the cage, she wasnt herself...thats it...she knows hes in my room and she just calls for him.... Dont jump on my back every time, bc honestly i have seen gp owners do some pretty stupid things on this thread several times and in other animal threads as well but im not going to jump down their throats.
hes not a bad vet either, i dont know how you can tell just on your vet alone, it s pretty ridiculous to assume such a thing, its ok to neuter male rats at 3months of age and they are have the size of my male gp, all it is is a testes removal...not very invasive..hes a very good vet, he has neutered my mice ---------way smaller than a male rat..so please these assumptions are irratating...i m not going to share any more pics...next time someone posts a pic maybe i should start juding them.
That mating remark was a little offensive, im there, and there was no mating-period. Even at three weeks of any quarantine, thats not enough to tell any viruses or any other diseases that are harboring in an animal's system...if he has anything she will get it and a vet will be needed.
He is in his own cage, has his own things
and as for breeding, im seeing a lot a pop up litters in the mouse/rat forums, why dont you explain to them how you feel about breeding...bc the fact that i let them see eachother for the pics doesnt justify that yeah im goin to breed them, and yes in that time he managed to impregnate her right before my very eyes...they talked i shot some pics and took him out, their constant squealing was getting to me and i wanted to show her to him, period...but whats the pt off expaining this...
it seems that ever since i wanted to show my gps off in this part of the forum, i have gotten nothing more than remarks or what a horrible owner i am, judged my cage without seeing it, judging my rat, and now judged this...remember that we are here to share the goal for a passion for animals...and while its fine to judge mistakes, i dont think its ok to rub them in my face, bc all this does is hurt the person's feelings...and you know what people that are not members and are reading this wont want to be members, and im personally starting to agree with that
maybe it was wrong of me to introduce early even if just for the pics..but dont go from there to "ohh now shes pregnant...how could you this and that"...bc that is jumping into far more conclusions than necessary