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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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So, I bought 2 new mice. Their names are Angie and Cookie. Angie was pregnant and had 9 babies about 8 days ago. Yesterday I noticed Cookie nursing the babies. Today I decided to examine her a bit and noticed hat she is pregnant too. My question is: Is it okay for her to be nursing while she is pregnant. Should I put her in a different tank before she has her own babies? By the way the babies are adoreable!!! All different colors. I'll try to get some pics up.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-25-2008, 11:42 PM
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She should be fine.
Female mice often help eachother care for litters.


Make sure the males/females are seperated by 4-5 weeks or your going to have a bunch more babies.




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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 01:16 AM
 
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Oh, how exciting! I love baby mice! Like Vanilla Rat said, they should be fine. I was in a similar situation with my two litters. One mother had had her babies at the store but I was using her as a foster mother for part of a litter, and a couple days later a mouse I'd bought at the same time as the foster mom had babies too. They shared the work but for the most part mainly took care of their own babies. I had no problems with them at all, even though the foster babies of the first mother were a week and a half older than the second set of babies. (The little ones would cuddle with the bigger ones, it was so cute).
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Baby mouse pics!!

The babies are all doing well!! Angies babies are 19 days old now and Cookie's babies are 5 days old. I've got some pics!! Cookie is the black and white mommy mouse. I don't have any pics of Angie but she is a blonde color. Enjoy!!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here's more!

I'll keep you all updated on their progress. So far so good. The older babies are all starting to eat on their own. The mommies are both doing such a good job with them.

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