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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Babies have arrived!

Both litters were born on june 26 and both mothers and my 3rd female mouse are living in harmony, and all 3 appear to be caring for the babies. My question is how long before i can touch/handle the babies? id like to clean the cage a tiny bit since its been i think almost 2 wks and starting to smell. But i dont want to disturb the babies or cause the moms to abandon them. Thanks for the help! i will post pics soon! (On my cellphone right now)
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2008, 08:42 PM
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If your females trust you,you can start handling them at about 2-3 days.I usually handle mine from this.Handling them from the start helps tame them.However I wouldn't handle them ALOT in the first few days,or disturb them too much.


If your really worried about it,you can remove the females and then place your hands in the shavings/litter (to mask your scent) before handling the young.I have done this too...mainly for mothers who seem more wary.


Make sure the mothers get some extra protien in their diet...like a little bit of cheese or chicken.Even a milkbone.




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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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I hope everything goes well! How many youngsters did you end up with?
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post some pics along the way when you get a chance


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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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lol you know I still don't know the exact number of babies, there are tons. From a glance at the nest it looks like between 20-30. but i haven't yet actually taken them out one by one to count. Its hard to get good pics of them with my cellphone (only camera I have) because they wont hold still and the pics are blurry. so i take more vids than pics. All of my mouse videos are on myspace. I wish I could post the videos here because they are sooooo cute!! If any of you have myspace, add me and you can see the videos! My username there is Bandiegoat I stay logged in on my cellphone so I should accept your friend request almost immediately.
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I will add you to myspace!




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I never seen the videos yet...but I will look at them a little later.




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