It’s always the best when people come over and you introduce them to your rats and they fall in love(:
Three of my babies passed away from what I can only assume is megacolon. I’m beyond heart broken. Addi and Taiter are the only ones left. Olly passed away in my hands last night and we found Benji and Korli this morning. I looked up their symptoms a while ago but refused to believe it. I thought they just had bloat so I diluted their formula and fed them pedialyte every few hours as well. No luck. My sweet little babies are gone. The only thing I can do now is take care of the two I have left. I’ve decided to keep the two girls and have them spayed when they’re old enough to make sure they never reproduce and pass on the megacolon gene. This is so hard:,( I can honestly say that even though I only had them for a week they were and are still my babies. I was so looking forward to seeing them grow up<|3 I don’t know what to do with myself…
My babies are now 17 days old. Why do I feel like they’re already so huge and grown up?! I’ve only had these little guys for ten days and I’m pretty sure if anyone even looked at them funny I would go mama bear on them. I literally think of excuses to buy them things. I can’t imagine what it will be like in a week or so when it’s time to start putting toys and hammocks in their cages. I’m so heart broken I can’t keep all of them:( and scared I’ll give them to someone who won’t take good enough care of them! Ugh. The struggle is real.
All but one of my babies opened their eyes last night! Addi’s eyes are still closed but I’m sure they’ll open soon! I could not be happier! I’m such a proud mama (,: this being my first litter I wasn’t sure if I could do it! I’m going to the store now to buy them baby cereal because its time to start with that. Ahhhhh! My day couldn’t get better(: