So I did the cardinal sin of taking my eyes off the girls...... and forgetting the cage was open
I know stupid of me.
I had the boys out and roaming and turned around to find Elvira and Gomez having fun.
Elvira's Heat cycle is like clockwork every 5 days (Ive never had a female do the ear dance - I had over 20 - so I find the ear dance funny) and she hasn't come into heat again, her behaviour has changed (not aggressive) I read they go off males too so held her to the boys cage and she acted like they didnt exist!!
Normally she is eager to go the there cage to sniff through the bars.
So I am pretty sure she is..... but does anyone know of other signs other that golf ball belly
She will be a week this Thursday if she is...
And just to answer anyone's worries... ill keep them all, I live next to a vet who between my first and last visit looked up about rat care/medicine
and it showed, the boys cage is big enough to house the newbies and the girls cage is being updated in the next week and will be able to hold more, I am already feeding her as if she was pregnant.