Rat Rescuer and Hospice
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
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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Last edited by lilspaz68; 05-03-2007 at 06:12 AM.