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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 05:17 AM Thread Starter
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Pregnant mouse question

Ok my meatwad is pregnant...

My question is can I leave her with the 2 other females? I didn't plan this pregnancy so I haven't researched in awhile. They are in a 10 gallon tank.

Should I just watch and make sure the other mice aren't hogging up the babies...etc..

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2006, 08:48 AM
 
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If all the mice are familiar with each other and none display any hostility with each other and that is the only litter in there, I say leave them in there together. Chances are they will all try to raise the babies together. (At least that is my experience.) Although I would keep my eye on them and look for any hostile tendencies or one of the other mice stealing or canablizing the litter.
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I think its ok. The last time I had a pregnant mouse, I left her in with three other females. They all helped with the babies and no one hogged the babies.
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Same ^^ When I first got mice I had unexpected pregnancies [not inbred dont worry I was told the male was infertile Idiotic me BELiEVED that...] but I had no probs whatsoever.

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yeah...you shouldnt have a prob....the other females will tend to the young like aunties...i even had a neutered male mouse tend to my babies..as if they were his own


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It will be okay.The other females will help the mother.When she needs a break for food or water,the others will keep the babies warm and clean and keep the nest organized.




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Hah, she had her babies last night. I wasn't home, I was at my boyfriends because of car troubles. I'm going to try to stay home tonight because I have some other things to do. I haven't seen how many there are but I might real quick before I go to work. She's used to me so I don't think that'll be a problem. When I came home, pinkie was sitting on top of the water bottle and sugar was just running around the cage. I took the wheel out so I'm sure they're going crazy. I might leave it in there a few hours a night so they don't get bored. I also might get them a little bigger house because they're in a small igloo (not the smallest the next one up) and it might be a little cramped. It looked like meatwad went crazy with the nest.


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Oh congRATS and loads of luck with them.Make sure the mommy gets some extra protein/nutrients by offering her abit of cooked chicken or cheese or even egg.

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I think I counted right and there are 9 babies. I opened up the igloo and sugar ran over and sat on top of the babies

They all look really light in color but there is a really dark one. Too early to tell.

They had milk tummies though which is a good thing

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