Baby rats – day 11

September 30, 2007

I missed Friday’s and Saturday’s updates as I went down to the show in Edinburgh. They have grown so much in the last couple of days – their white fur is coming through and Steve said yesterday a couple had left the nest and Sugar was picking them up and chucking them back in the nest to feed.

  • Friday’s average kitten weight = 21.72g (20g – 24g). Sugar’s weight = 380g
  • Sunday’s average kitten weight = 28.73g (25g – 31g). I forgot to weigh Sugar. 

Here are a few pictures from today. They are moving around a lot now so are very hard to photograph well as I need a lot of natural light to keep the shutter speed up and stop them being all blurry!

Baby rats - day 11

Black hooded Doe

Baby rats - day 11

Mink hooded Doe

baby rats - day 11

Champagne Hooded Buck

Baby rats - day 11

Champagne Hooded Buck

I sexed them today – I have 6 bucks (2 x Black Hooded, 1 x Mink Roan, 1 x Mink Hooded, 1 x Silver Fawn Hooded and 1 x Champagne Hooded) and 5 Does (1 x Black Hooded, 1 x Mink Hooded, 1 x Champagne Roan and 2 x Champagne Hooded).

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