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Taming Newborn Rats?

I have a rat that's definitely pregnant and I want to tame her babies. I need to know when I can start holding them, and for how long. Also, How can I keep her from eating her babies. I've had a mouse eat her babies before so I'm kinda scared.

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Rats, mice, hamsters, and other rodents eat (cull) their babies when they feel stressed or threatened. The babies would attract predators and encourage them to stay, so instead of giving a snake a free meal they eat the babies to reabsorb the nutrients and "get rid of the evidence." They also cull when they are malnourished - you can't feed yourself and a bunch of babies if you're not eating well.
The best way to prevent culling is to keep the cage covered and to NOT mess with the babies until they are too big to cull - usually a little after their eyes open. Also take away the wheel so she's not distracted, clean the cage before the birth so you don't harass her doing that, and feed plenty of protein. I would suggest Harlan Tecklad 2018 (the highest-quality food you can get your hands on - link below) and supplement with fresh food like eggs and dark leafy veggies.
http://www.thecraftyrat.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=FS_02lb&Category_Code=FS

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As for taming, you tame them like you tamed her. Start with hand feeding and advance at their pace. Let them climb over your hands and use the tissue method to get them used to your scent.
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Thank you. She's having her babies in a few days so I'm glad someone that's not a troll answered
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Lol you're very welcome. The protein is very important - boiled egg, boiled chicken, tofu, etc. I forgot to mention taking out the wheel is also a safety issue, in case she carries a baby onto the wheel or one gets caught on it. Good luck with the babies!
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3 to 4 months

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wait until there completely covered in fur ( or the mother will eat them )

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