I had a thought pop into my head earlier, don't know why and its totally random.
It is NOT something i have known to happen as of yet to any rat, but something i found to be an interesting question for rat lovers.
Ok so a rat happens to get pregnant by a sibling or father, i dunno maybe someone bought 2 suspected same sex from a shop or something (yeah i know its hard to miss those plums but this is theoretically) and obviously results in an inbred litter (bad times)
As dedicated rat lovers like yourselves, my question to you is.
Which would be more cruel, to allow a litter of inbred babies that are possibly born with underlying problems, to live and be homed under strict order they are not to be bred?
to cull the whole litter as soon as possble to prevent and further problems or accidents, but leaving to new mother babyless and possibly stressed at losing them so soon, yet iradicating the problem before its too late?
I know its random, but its something that just popped into my mind when i was giving my new pinkies a snuggle yesterday (they aren't inbred, lol, just sparked a thought)