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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-24-2009, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mother mouse won't let the babies in the nest

So, my mouse had 11 babies today, and 10 lived. She hasn't killed any herself, but she won't let any of them in the nest. Will she ever take care of her babies? I can't tell if they have milk or not either. Also, I think she may be overheating cause of the weather, so maybe she doesn't want them against her? What should I do? Any ideas?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 03:01 PM
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Unless she's in the sun I doubt she's overheating.

If they're scattered about the cage, carefully gather them and put them in her nest. Offer bits of shredded toilet paper for her to make a nest with. I also highly recommend you take a cottage cheese/butter/sour cream plastic container, cut a door into the side (without cutting into the 'lip' that holds the lid on!, and let her use that as her 'hide'. They feel much more secure this way. For now, just put the babies in the nest she made, but once the babies are older make a new hide and place it in her cage for her to use if she wants.


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