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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do female mice try to mate each other?

I have two mice, 4 mos old, 3 mos old, and both *appear* to be female. I truly can't see any difference except that the nipples on the older one are very visible.

The older one seemed to establish dominance when we introduced her friend, but today, I saw the young one trying to mount the older one! YIKES!!

I definitely don't want babies, and made every effort to ensure I had two females.

Is this *normal* behavior for two captive mice?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 01:32 PM
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I dont know if its the same for mice but isnt it a sighn of pregancy/false pregnancy when thier nipples are clearly visible?
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Well, she has looked the same for a couple months, so I don't think she is pregnant. I just think because she is albino, I can see her nipples better than the younger mouse. The younger mouse is brown and white with brown eyes, so has different pigmentation.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 02:35 PM
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Yes,female mice can mount eachother for dominance and also sometimes when they are in heat.
Males usually have very visible testicles,but can sometimes "suck them in" - this is when people seem to make mistakes that they have two females.Can you get pictures of them??





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Pictures of the mice

Here are the two pictures. The white one clearly looks female. The brown/white one is the one I can't tell.

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well, by the pics, i can't say 100% they're both girls. the right-hand picture is iffy for me. however, that said, i've had two girl mice, and they mount and fight for dominance all the time! no blood shed ever, but boy can they squeal and make a dust cloud! I used to write on here all the time because i was convinced my girls were ready to knock each other off, but nope, just roomate dynamics

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They do both look female.




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the one on the right looks male to me. i dont know...but the distance between the bum and the pee hole is way shorter...i dont know if its the same as with rats though
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Mice can suck their testicles into their body sometimes and "appear" female,but that one looks female.
Have you found out for sure yet?





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well the one on the left is defently a female, as for the one on the right im kinda leaning to a male, but if there both female they are probally just doing this for dominance. if you look close enough you can see the little line seperating the halves of the testicles, and you can see a small bulge to me, but maybe its just the angle too


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Here is a picture of a male and female mouse.







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Yeah I'm sure those are both female.


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