Mouse is Preggers?
I have a ten week old mouse I think is preggers. I adopted three mice from an accidental litter, and sexed them immediately after adoption to make sure this wasn't going to happen. I emailed the person I adopted them from (she runs her own rescue center) to see how old they were when she got the litter, and when they were seperated from the boys.
I've had them a week now, and the two albinos grew a lot, the little black one still seems a little small for her age. But then I noticed yesterday that one of my white girls, who I named Cat (Catrina), seems to be developing a little bulge in her tummy. (No she isn't constipated lol) But the thing is it sometimes seems like she has it but when she stretches her body out, she looks normal.
So after doing a lot of looking around, I found out that sometimes doe mice never even really show they're pregnant so my "wait and see" idea isn't sounding so good anymore.
Should I just take her out of the cage and put her in a nursery tank for a couple of weeks? If I don't realize she's pregnant and she gives birth with the other two females around (the black one, Cinder, is very dominant personality) will the other females kill the babies? Since she's so young how likely is it that she or her litter will die during labor? How big of a litter should I expect if she is pregnant because of her age?
I have absolutely NO idea what to do to tell if she's pregnant. I have no intention of keeping the babies either. Breeding was SO not my plan on this.
Just really need someone to tell me WHAT the odds are of her not showing or not showing much, and what I need to do.
Until then, I'm anxiously awaiting the email from the rescue center...