My husband brought me home 3 rats, he doesn't know much about them so when he was told they were all female he didn't pay much attention. Turns out there were 2 males and 1 female. Within a day, one of the rats died and left me with the male and female. I wanted babies so I allowed a litter.
Now mama's had her litter and I want to separate the two at least until the male babies are old enough to introduce to the older male, until then he will be all alone and I'm not sure what to do.
Will he be okay without a companion in his cage for awhile? They are both young rats, should I allow them time to play together even though I'm pretty sure she will end up pregnant again? She's had 14 and I don't need anymore rats because it's laughably ridiculous!