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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 07:35 AM Thread Starter
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well jet's babies are 3weeks old now and still feeding off mam, i've been away for the weekend so havent really seen them eating/drinking by themselves and just wondering whats the longest time i can keep them in with mam (well boys) as i normally take them out at 3 weeks but my past 2 litters have all been feeding at this stage so i had no problems.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-01-2007, 09:48 AM
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I wouldnt leave them in there more than a week. Try putting some oatmeal in there to get them eating solids.

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They shouldn't leave mom till about 4-5 weeks.You can start the weaning process by soaking bread in soy milk or kitten formula,or using infant cereal or oatmeal.




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when i fed them tonight i watched them for half an hour and about half of the litter were eating the food so im going to keep a watch for a few days to make sure then separate just to be on the safe side


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When I seperated my baby boys from the mom I could get them to eat wet bread so I got whole grain honey bread and kitten food and it worked like a charm.


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there now seperated and living with older brother charlie and his cagemate mattie

there all getting on great not much bickering so hopefully they'll be okay till i find homes for some of them


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When should mice be weaned?
Mice should be weaned at 3 to 4 weeks after birth. Pups must be weaned if the same mom gives birth to a second litter. The pups should be robust, active, have open eyes, teeth and adult fur rather than the sparser fur of babies. They need to be able to jump up to the top of the cage to feed and drink. If they are too immature, let them go longer with their mom. In many strains, pups ready to wean will "popcorn" when the cage lid is opened. If you are uncertain about their ability to well on their own, you can leave a little water-softened food in the bottom of the cage to help them through the first day or two.

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thanks for that info


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