Waiting for Virus' pregnancy quarantine to end so we know!!

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  1. Nov 7, 2018 #21

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    Oh, I forgot: those above pictures range when from I first got Virus to late last week and the bottom one is Plague and Zombie (Zombie is brown, Virus is black).
    This is a picture taken 3 days after I got Virus with Zombie in the background (so October 22rd, according to my phones picture details):

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    Here's one I made.

    Day one (Oct 19) to Nov 5.

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    Virus' weight went from 118 to 125 to 134 in 3 days. But today she came out for a pet and was hugging my hand like velcro and bathing my fingers so I took advantage of our hand snuggles to check her bin out since she had been snoozing heavily today.
    I noticed a piece of paper towel with faint blood. Like spotting but I assumed spotting would be heavier til I reread it's a discharge. I removed the piece and after she did a teensy bit more on a Kleenex (theres not a lot of Kleenex compared to paper towel cuz I red it can stick to babies. Just enough so she feels she has some cuz she loves it more).
    My phone camera sucks but I assure you it's not poop smudges or urine droplets... its pink.
    If it's possible birth spotting, would it be heavier? I know rats dont have periods during estrus.

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    It looks more like regular porphyrin discharge to me. I would be shocked if she has babies as she only looks 4-5 weeks old when you brought her home..too young to become pregnant. The earliest I've seen a baby girl get pregnant was 6 weeks with an adult male. Normal gestation is 21-23 days and you are well over that now.
     
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    Nope - but I have an answer from the vet!!

    It wasnt coming from her eyes or nose yesterday and was left where she placed herself sitting. I thought I saw contractions super late last night but they stayed rather consistent and useless for about an hour, so I took her to the vet this morning.

    The vet confirmed her at about 9 weeks old and said hes seen plenty of
    "petite rats" (151 grams. His scale was far more high tech and I will be replacing mine when I can lol. I told him I loved it haha). After he did his exam, he said she is going through a miscarriage and her body is taking back the litter, but she seems to be doing just fine with the process. He gave her a prescription to make sure she stays ok for the process (he called it a precaution).
    Virus seems to be doing better today and since shes a lot calmer/uplifted with Zombie around, he told me it was ok to keep them together, and bring Plague (who is a little more hyper with Virus) back in to mix in about 2 or 3 days (he promises Plague will be fine alone and be glad to rejoin). The spotting he said was normal for some rats who lose the litter and should clear up in a day or two and that it's not anything to worry about.
    His final advice when I asked if I had maybe caused this was that shes young and has been through a home change, a diet change and a cagemate change and that she just wasnt ready to be a mom. Normal changes and he assured me shes healthy .... To be honest .... I was more than ok with that as long as shes healthy.

    So. Bad news but good news overall. She lost her litter, but shes ok and will be just fine and doesnt have to go through the strain so young.
     
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    I am so glad that she will be ok
    Will he be doing a recheck to make sure that everything is still ok?
    (I have no idea if one is needed, lilspaz68 would know more about that)
     
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    Tuesday. They didnt have an opening for Monday. I asked for it though. He said everything should be fine but Virus is gonna be well covered :)
     
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    I’m glad she’s doing well and hope she makes a full recovery :)
     
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