This is about my Gambian Pouched Rats, and my experience with them. Gambian Pouched Rats are not rats as such, they don't belong to the Fancy Rat Genus but to the Muroid Genus, so I wont be referring to them as rats on this page, but as GPRs.
I have been keeping these animals for 4 years now. I have 3 males and 3 females. I did breed twice, the first litter was 1 which she kept and survived, but developed Ringtail at 4 days, and had to have her tail removed. The second litter had 4 babies. 1 died at 5 weeks with epilepsy, the other three survived. One died last October, at about a year and a half. The other two are with me. One has epilepsy, and the other is ok. The one with epilepsy is female and the one who is ok is a male.
I will be discussing these things as I go along.