Asked in Mice and Rats, Placenta
Do rats have placenta?
Yes, when rats are born they each come attached to their own placenta, which the mother then licks off and eats. There is one placenta for each baby rat, but if the mother rat doesn't expel the placenta it can rot inside her and make her sick even to the point of death. Baby rats are connected to their placenta by their umbilical cord. Sources: I breed and research rats=) ...
Asked in Mice and Rats
What do you do when you dont want the baby rats but you want the mother?
than you buy the mother rat but if the baby rats are young than get them all. that way you have a mother rat and baby rats to look after. ...
How can you tell a baby rat from a baby rabbit?
baby rats dont have no hair and are like a inch to a inch in a half and baby rabits have hair and are big I don't know about rats but baby rabbits are born with no fur and with their eyes closed. They start to get fur at 3 days of age and open their eyes at 10 days. They are from 2 1/2 inches to 6 inches long when they are born depending on breed. ...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats
Can you put baby rats in cage with the father after they are separated from their mother?
So long as those baby rats are all boys, yes, but it should be taken slowly, as some adult males will kill baby rats. ...
Asked in Scientists
Where do scientists get their lab rats to experiment on?
A scientist who regularly tests on rats will usually breed their own as rats breed very easily and have many babies in one litter. This also helps them to reduce the risk of the rat having an underlying disease or illness. ...