Today they are one day old, weigh 6-8 grams. We have 2 dark eyes, 6 will most likely have red/ruby like mama. Yesterday we did a quick sexing and had 3 boys 3 girls and 2 were swollen. So they got a ?? Today we did another quick sex check and we may have 4 girls, 3 boys and 1 ? (I like to wait until they have nipples showing to confirm for sure.) Tomorrow I will start separating 'boys' from 'girls' for pictures. Here is a link to their facebook album.
As many of you know, we nickname our litters. We do this because it is easier for us to remember fun names vs L0216M4 (litter month, year, sex, number) Since we have 8 babies we immediately picked our 8 favorite astronomy themed names for each sex. (We had 18 each originally lol) We will register these ratties with their nicknames along with what the adopters want to call them (if they choose to rename them). For example our first female on the wait list - they want to call her Freya. After research we came up with Freya's Morning Star. Kind of extra special because that girl's great grandma had the name Freya.
Our crazy rat adventure is small glimpse into our little menagerie. We never intended to, but we ended helping others fall in love with the little vermin.