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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question Baby Mice Help please

Hi,

I could really do with some help, if anyone can,

We got 2 mice Speedy and Sparky 2 weeks ago, through the night Sparky had babies and this morning Speedy has had some too

I've put in extra food, and a little dish of bread and milk

I'm really scared of doing something wrong, any advise will be much appreciated
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 06:20 PM
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http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/breeding.cfm might help


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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 11:12 PM
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Make sure the mothers are getting extra protiens in their diet,otherwise they may eat the babies.The babies will literally suck the nutrients out of the mothers.Offer small tidbits of cheese,egg,chicken or milk soaked bread.




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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the replies.

The website is going to help loads

A couple of questions

should the egg be cooked? and is there a particular way the chicken should be cooked?

I still can't believe that both have had babies
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-11-2008, 01:34 AM
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Just scramble the egg. If you do want to use chicken, just bake it in the oven or boil it, an egg should be enough though.

Really I'm going to be honest and say that when dealing with rodents sometimes its just best to let mother nature take it's course. It does sound like you are doing everything okay and that things should be fine. If you have any questions don't be afraid to ask!
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I also wanted to add...at 4-5 weeks,make sure you seperate the males from the females - or your going to have ALOT more on your hands.They can breed at that age and will breed with their siblings/moms.


When I give egg,I boil it.But that is just me.




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