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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-05-2007, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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So stupid me has GGMRS (Gotta get more rats syndrome) and i went out and got one more, okay okay, well heres the problem, this one is obvioulsy a baby, its face is not fully pointy yet and it licks my fingers alot, it is a male and was in a cage with bigger more grown up males, i have a feeling this baby still needs mommy but no mommy is there, so what do i do to feed this baby?? I seem to have forgot everythig on that being how i didn't need that advice before, please help me, i'm all this baby has!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-05-2007, 05:05 PM
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eyedropper or syringe, homo milk and baby formula, every 1.5 or 2 hours i'd say?

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Yeah, you can also soak soft pieces of bread in milk and let the rat suckle on those as well. Just keep feeding it the moist foods and in a week or two start offering it some solid foods. The rat will be just fine.
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Yes,soak bread in milk and offer abit of oatmeal or baby formula.You can also give him a little bit of baby food for some variety.




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Thanks guys, i got him to eat a yogie and a piece of rat food and he still licks my fingers so i don't think he knows how to drink out of the hanging bottle yet, so i'm giving him dropper of water and baby milk. hes curled up sleeping onme to and started bruxing an hour before....I think he likes me. Pics will be posted tomorrow, i'm give out today.
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OK...3 week old babies still have the roundish face, and they are able to eat solid foods without mom. Lets get an idea of the age of your baby first. Using my orphan boy that I adopted at 3 weeks of age.
Here's Dilbert at 3 weeks old (he's holding a rice crispie)

Here he is at 3.5 weeks

Here he is at 4 weeks (when they are usually being weaned)

If you think your boy is younger, here's some of the Bronlings for reference
Here is Megan and Angel at 2.5 weeks old

Here is Bear at 17 days old...his eyes just opened 3-4 days before...note the sprawly body and squinty eyes.


If your baby is 3 weeks or thereabouts, I would invest in human baby formula (powdered), baby cereal, I have used strawberry Ensure or Boost myself and that is what I fed little Dilbert.

I had a tiny bowl of water (it was a jewellery ceramic thing) and I had some Suebee's mix and broken up lab blocks in there as well. I gave him warmed frozen peas, and corn which he loved. I wouldn't give him yogies just yet since its only sugar and has no nutritive value for a little baby.
At 4 weeks, I had a tiny waterbottle here that I put up in his cage and he figured it out pretty quick.
I kept Dilbert on the baby cereal with formula for awhile to make sure he got all the extra nutrition a growing boy needed.

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im so jelous of your babies!! they are soo cute! i dont think i can handle more though hehe

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im so jelous of your babies!! they are soo cute! i dont think i can handle more though hehe
they aren't babies any longer tho. The Bronlings are 7 months and Dilbert is turning 1 this weekend. Time for a photoshoot

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aw all grown up! do you have any babies now? ill come and steal them. muhahaha.

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aw all grown up! do you have any babies now? ill come and steal them. muhahaha.
My youngest is Fayth the little black berk snake rat I took in from someone who bought her for their snake but took her out of the snake's tank after awhile. She was on her way back to the feeder bin, so I took her. She came to me sickly and small and now is a hefty sweet 4 month girl. The 2 little ones beside her are 6 months old and tiny.


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I think by the looks of your babies hes older than three weeks i'll post pics in a min to show you
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Heres the baby we have named Bandit:



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He is very handsome!! But he is definatly older then 3 weeks and is weaned,he should be eating solids now! I say he is probably about 5-6 weeks!




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He is easily 4 weeks so I wouldn't worry too much. I would still give him baby cereal and maybe ensure to give him added nutrition, along with lab blocks, veggies, etc. He still is a baby but he should be fine. Put the waterbottle in his cage and show him where the water comes out to get him used to it...Btw he's lovely

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