Fantastic!!! It sounds like they are really producers.
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You will probably have trouble reintroducing him. Next time I would just provide him a separate hide. Since they normally breed and have babies in colonies they don't usually have problems with having babies so far apart. I suppose the older ones might be competition for resources though. I wish you the best of luck with packing and the babies!
Looks like the first litter of ASF rats are starting to open their eyes. My question is. when will it be safe to handle them without mother rats abandoning them or eating them. I don't want to make any more mistakes.
They have nipped at me a few times, But not like the other mice and hamsters I have handled in the past. it did not break skin just a quick little nip. I think it was a warning nip. If I had been a little more invasive I am sure I would have got a full on bite. I have had to relocate the females during cage cleaning and have just grabbed their tail and put them in the other cage without any nipping. But if I get close to the nest they start getting defensive. At some point I am going to have to move the first litter to a separate pen. I will have to keep a lookout for when they are weaned.
I got them a little bird nest box and They love it, put all the babies in there within mins.