Seriously, look how cute they are!
Dh and I were getting rid of some old firewood and as we were lifting the last one we found these two cute kiddos. We only handled them with our gloves and their Mom ran when we were moving the wood. We stopped and put them back where they were. Do you think she will come back? How long should we give her? We are going to check on them when it gets dark. If she hasn't come back should we bring them in? I thought of calling the humane society. Dh thinks there will be nothing they can do. People see rats here as a nuisance and pests. I will feed them myself with a dropper if I have to. I have a soft heart for animals and love them. I had many pet rats as a kid, but none ever as babies or had babies. So I can really use the advice here. With my cat Roger it was pretty easy to know how to feed him and that his Mom was definitely not coming back. I ended up with 6 kittens all barely 2 wks old and having to feed them with bottles...droppers at first. He is now 8 and weighs 25 pds :) So I know it can be done. I don't won't these little guys to die.
Meanwhile, it was just amazing to hold these guys. See their eyes were not fully formed yet or ears. I also wasn't aware they were so smooth and didn't have fur yet. They really look like tiny dogs..lol.
TY guys. The Mom, hopefully it was the Mom, came back and got the little fellows. They are now gone. Dh has been keeping an eye on them..to make sure the ants didn't get them.