Hello everyone, I have been breeding rats for a little while to feed my snakes of course. Last night I had a new mom have a litter and she does not seem to be taking care of the babies. She did not eat the placenta off any of them and there are no milk bands, no nest built, they are just scattered in substrate and she does not seem interested in nursing them. I have put older moms in to see if they would help but they do not want anything to do with them either.
Is this just something I cannot avoid and just happens sometimes or is there something I could have done to avoid such a situation? Should I try breeding the mom again?