Help! Baby’s leg is hurt!

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Isaiaah Triplett

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Hello. I am in really need of answers. My fancy rat gave birth to 11 babies last night. 1 baby sadly was a still born. The other ten are completely healthy except for one. As I was doing the first milk check, I noticed one kittens leg was hurt. I looked closer and it was terrible. It looks disfigured and purple. I’m afraid it made be broken or deformed. I have no idea what to do. Someone please help me. I included the heartbreaking picture. I know it may die but fellow rat owners are my only chance.
 

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Hello. I am in really need of answers. My fancy rat gave birth to 11 babies last night. 1 baby sadly was a still born. The other ten are completely healthy except for one. As I was doing the first milk check, I noticed one kittens leg was hurt. I looked closer and it was terrible. It looks disfigured and purple. I’m afraid it made be broken or deformed. I have no idea what to do. Someone please help me. I included the heartbreaking picture. I know it may die but fellow rat owners are my only chance.
Hey there! I know this is an old post, I'm having a similar issue. What ended up happening to this one?
 

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Judging from the picture, I would suspect that (if the baby survived) the leg eventually died. Black tissue like this is a sign of necrosis.
 

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That does look like a badly broken leg. There's very little you can do for a newborn sadly. Watch and wait at this point. Is the foot cold or warm? Cold means no blood supply, warm means blood supply which is good.
 

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So did her leg heal OK? Also, just for future reference, baby rats are called pups. ;)

Do you still have all the babies?
 

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