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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Sexing baby mice. Got five sexes so far.... I think I need a little help. PICS!

Hello everyone! If you remember, I was the person who bought two pet store mice only to have them suddenly turn into eleven mice.

These guys are now three weeks old and the boys are already getting their 'boy bits'. You think that would make sexing them easier.... Not for me anyway. I took pics of the bottoms of the mice we are thinking about keeping. We only want girls to keep their mommies company!

Oh, and sorry for the poopies in the pic. Those guys wouldn't stop going. I wonder just how much of thier body is colon!

Mouse 1



This one we are pretty sure is a boy because of his 'boy bits'.

Mouse 2



I think this one is a girl as I don't see any 'boy bits'.

Mouse 3



No 'boy bits' on this one either. But I still don't know.


I would appriciate ANY help you guys can give me. I don't want any more baby mice!

Since the boys are obviously growing up, should I separate them from their mom at three weeks?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2008, 07:12 PM
 
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It's been a while since the last time I did this, but I think that mouse 1 and 3 are boys and mouse 2 is a girl. They should be with the mom till 4 weeks. I hope that helps!
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if you plpace a water dish or something of that nature, you can wait for them to "perch" on the dish and the boy bits will be more noticable. Sometimes males can suck their parts in until they can pass for female. But this way usually helps alot of people who are just learning how to sex mice.


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-21-2008, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone else care to take a guess? I need to know in just two days or so. I rechecked mouse 3 and it still doesn't show any 'boy bits' at all. A big thanks to Padfoot and Mousey for their help and advice!
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I'd say #1 is the boy and the other two are girls. Have you googled it to look at pictures? Maybe that will help.
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I've only ever had rats, but to me it looks like 1 and 3 are boys, while 2 is a girl.

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An easy way to tell, is look for nipples. Males don't have them. Look for boy bits and then look for nipples to verify. I think you're right so far though. If they're already showing, you need to separate them now!

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-12-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm<< that might help. All like the person above said you cna just check for nipples.
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