Rat Rescuer and Hospice
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
You mentioned seed mix? Store bought seed mix, things like Reggie Rat, SunSeed or Kaytee are terrible for your rat. Are you able to find a quality lab block somewhere? Petsmart sells Mazuri, there's also Hagen Nutri-block, etc.
This is a good base to the diet which you will need to supplement with veggies, proteins etc for a pregnant/lactating rat.
Do not forget that you need to sex and separate the boys and girls by 5 weeks of age or you are risking more pregnancies. You will need a cage for the boys then.
You should give the mom a house to give birth in, and make her nest in. Often people use cardboard boxes as they are light and if a baby gets stuck underneath it won't kill them with the weight like a heavier hidey house might.
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