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Alt.Sexing: The Balls Just Aren't Dropping!

So you've got this rat that seems otherwise androgenous. You did the easy stuff: You made them warm and you tried shaking the balls out of them. But nothing's falling and you want to be sure.

Well, there is a way and my mom won't approve of it. So in advance I say: "Sorry mom. The stuff below is not PG. There are pictures of rat penises below." And for the rest of you, if you don't want to see a bare naked rat penis or an exposed rat vaginal opening, don't scroll down and don't let your children scroll down because I don't want to hear about it.

Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, I need to make sure there's plenty of space between said disclaimer and the questionable photos. Here goes:






more space



even more space



OK, that should about do it.

Here's the sure way to tell: Hold said rat so you can see their cute little belly. Place your index finger above the sheath and place your thumb on the right of the sheath (unless you're left-handed, in which case, flop sides). With your index finger, push upward a bit (toward their head) and with your thumb push rightward a bit (unless you're left-handed, then leftward for you). The sheath should open up or reveal something below:

It's a Boy!

It's a Girl!

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Disclaimer: There are many non-sarcastic accounts and tips on the web regarding rat care. This is not one of them. These are merely accounts of our experiences with rats, our perceptions of these experiences, where we've failed and where we've succeeded. These accounts are here for two purposes:

    1) To entertain.
    2) To help avoid repetition of mistakes

  Remember! Your rat is not a science project, he is your friend!

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