Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordy Wednesday: The Baby Rats: First 14 Days of Life.

Well, as most of you know, 2 weeks ago one of my Rat's had a litter of 12 babies.

Last week I showed you pictures of the babies first 7 days of life. If you missed that post, and you would like to see the babies first 7 days of life, you can see HERE.
Or - I put together this tiny picture collage of the 7 days (You can click the image to make it larger.)

This week I am very excited to show you the babies next 7 days of life :) So this is from their 8th day of life to their 14th day of life :)

Enjoy! :D

 (Day 8 ^)

  (Day 9 ^)

(Day 10 ^)

 (Day 11 ^)

  (Day 12 ^)

  (Day 13 ^ The 3 Hairless Babies opened their eyes :)!)
 (Day 14 ^ All of the babies officially opened their eyes today :D!)

And those are the babies first 2 weeks of life.
Here are a few cute pictures as well : D:
 (A close up of one of the hooded babies ^)
(A close up of one of the caramel colored babies)

   (One of the 3 hairless babies. This was shortly after his eye opened for the first time :))

 (The 3 Hairless babies shortly after their eye opening. 1 of them still had a closed eye)

And then the picture at the top was of the masked baby :). All of the babies are Rex (Curly Hair) and then there are 3 hairless ones. They are all so beautiful :D

Thanks so much, and I hope you all enjoyed :)


  1. oh my gosh so cute!
    our neighbors gave us thier male, cuz thiers kept having babies haha

  2. My little grandson loves it when you post these pictures as I always show them to him! He is five!

  3. They are suuuuper cute!! :D

    I hopped over from the Midweek Blog hop and I am now your newest follower:) I would love a follow back!

    hope your having a great week!

    Sarah Kay

  4. Wow, they grow quickly. What is their lifespan? I'm just curious.

  5. An average life for a rat would be about 3-4 years - Usually 5 is the longest.

  6. aww I love rittens (as we call them in the livejournal community: ratties)!

    I miss having rats :'( It was just too sad losing them after only 2 years, they need to live 20 years, I bond with ratties so much it's just so hard to let go.

    Anyways, on a lighter note, are you keeping the babies or are you finding homes for them once they are old enough?!

  7. Our last rat of a pair had to be put down last week and It's sad in the house without her..... Butterscotch RIP. :( But we had never had rats before and have found they make wonderful, entertain and loving pets. Hope all your brood is well and happy! thanks for sharing your newest babies with us. :)

  8. Aurora: I am so sorry for your loss of Butterscotch :(

    I know the feeling :( I've been fortunate that most of my rats have lived about 4 years or more. But one of my favorite rats (Harry) only lived about a year :'( So, I know how hard it can be.

    I am going to keep the babies. It is too hard to find homes where they don't become food - So to ensure they are happy, they will stay :D

  9. oh my goodness so cute so adorable keep the pictures coming please :)