Mama Rat Moves Fast to Bring Her Babies Home
Female mammals are no strangers to what we, as humans, customarily refer to as the maternal instinct. In this video, a mother rat does her best to keep her young safe and sound.
Baby rats grow from hairless pups, pinkies or kittens to juveniles (which are recognisably rat-like) quickly. They normally leave their mother and the nest to start an independent life within five weeks. But before that, mummy is always watching them.