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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-01-2008, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question is my rat pregnant?

is my rat pregnant?



someone said if their *nipples* are visable then they are pregnant

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anyone know if she is?

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Looks like she could be. What's her story?

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-02-2008, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looks like she could be. What's her story?
i got her from a pet store (petsmart) two weeks ago
she is my second rat and before her i had a guy...
i don't think i cleansed the cage out very well because about 4-5 days ago she started getting larger and her nipples became visible
*i have now got a different cage *
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She can't get pregnant from being in a cage a male has been in, but often the petstores don't sex them accurately so she may have been with a male in the store. She does have the nipples showing but she doesn't really have the classic pear shape so you'll just have to watch and see. It couldn't hurt to go ahead and up the protein a bit in case.
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Well I know for a fact that PetSmart has "male" and "female" stores but I know that mice can reproduce often before they are totally weened and the pet stores just go with local breeders, petsmart leaves it to local management to check out the breeders for a region. The breeders for our local petco are horrid and our petsmart is good but I have hear it the other way around in other areas, she could have even been pregnant before she got to the store!!!
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what do i give her to up her protein?
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what do i give her to up her protein?
Eggs, a milkbone, or a small amount of puppy food. I actually got a female from an "all male" Petsmart. It's possible that there was a male in there with her, or as stated she could've been pregnant before she left the breeding facility.

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She doesn't look pregnant to me.But the pics are hard to tell.

If you had her two weeks,then she would be much bigger and pear shaped then she is,if she were pregnant.Some female rats just have prominant nipples,it does not mean they are pregnant.




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I think she would be a bit chubbier if she was preggers =]

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It is really hard to say. The last week of the pregnancy is when they really start to show the most. If she is pregnant it is not because you didn't clean the cage out thoroughly. Babies aren't contagious or well not by contact or air borne, more like sexually transmitted. LOL. Kind of like with people you don't get pregnant by sitting in a chair a boy sat in at school and rats don't get pregnant by sleeping where a boy once slept. Same kind of deal.
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I think she would be a bit chubbier if she was preggers =]
shes been getting larger by the day and has been building a nest
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Maybe then =]

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shes been getting larger by the day and has been building a nest
Anymore pics?
It might be possible.But she could just be getting fat too.
Does she have a pear shaped body?




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Anymore pics?
It might be possible.But she could just be getting fat too.
Does she have a pear shaped body?
yea
and my camera broke
so no more pics
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Yes, definitely find a camera and post pics at a later date! Sorry about your camera though. Good Luck!
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