Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Lionel went into labor about an hour and a half ago. She's given birth to five baby rats. One was stillborn. The remaining four are squeaking and wiggling and trying to nurse. (We didn't even suspect she was pregnant till a few days ago... she was SOLD to us pregnant, unbeknownst to us.) I'm not sure if she's going to have any more, because technically they can be in labor for up to two hours. She's a very young rat, so maybe that is why the litter is so small. Hoo boy... Anyone in Northern California want to adopt a couple of rats in about four weeks?