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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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I discovered that my mouse has had babies the problem is that their eyes are closed but their fully furr ed I have no clue how old they are. They are starting to crawl around in the house. I know I need to wean them at 21 days but I have no clue how old they are what do you guys think one has been starting to jump in the house but the rest are still pretty still and have closed eyes.

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-15-2007, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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okay their starting to crawl out of the house
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If they have fur but eyes closed, then they must be around a week to a week and a half old. When they open their eyes they'll be 2 weeks old.

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Good luck! Any pictures? You didn't know your mouse had babies???




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21 days to wean maybe just a tad early.....my mouse pups are all still drinking off mum til around 28 days....that is when i separate sexes

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crazy! good luck!

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good luck! i know there are lots of websites w/pix to help identify how old the babies are

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21 days to wean maybe just a tad early.....my mouse pups are all still drinking off mum til around 28 days....that is when i separate sexes
I agree with Sharni. When I bred mice that is when I separated them. I did leave the female babies with mom and she slowly weaned them herself. But you definitely should not leave the male babies in with her or their sisters much longer than 28 days. You wouldn't want pregnant babies. Good luck with your little mice.
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I'll wait 28 days I just when I was doing alot of research most of the websites and breeders said 21 and a few said 28. I'll wait 28 days as long as the females don't run a risk of getting pregnant by the boys. I thought she was a week late in haveing her babies so I was checking on her one more time before I rushed her to an emergency vet for a c-section and poof there's little furry mice in the house. lol. I was told that I'd hear alot of squeaking during the birth since she's in my room and all but I didn't hear squat sneaky little things. here's a pic of her big house and some of the babies sorry their not the best.
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Awww... they are so cute!

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cute but they look around 12 days old they even look ready to open there eyes how often do you check on your mice


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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-17-2007, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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I check on all my animals throughout the day several times. But when Mao got closer to her due date she'd hideout in the house and acted differently so I took her out cleaned out the cage and waited for her to give birth peacefully. The mice don't have their eyes open yet but I am sure they're about to.

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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-17-2007, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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The babies started opening their eyes a little while ago.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-19-2007, 12:22 AM
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The babies started opening their eyes a little while ago.
Thats so cute! I love when baby rats and mice JUST open their eyes,they are so precious looking!




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