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Babies!!!

post #1 of 15
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ok the mice have been messing me around for a couple of weeks with babies but today my beautiful black girl has had 2 little pinkies!
it was a complete shock i never thought she was pregnant!
shes had them 1-2 days earlier but there healthy and being looked after well!

pics in a couple of days and updates everyday
im soooo proud hehe
post #2 of 15
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i expect tonight we should have another 4 at least from the fattest female
so exciting
post #3 of 15
I bet they are so cute. I cant wait to see the pics
post #4 of 15
Aww, how sweet! Have you had baby mice before? Excuse me, you probably already know this but if you don't, don't pick up the babies while they're tiny otherwise the mother may eat them! :~s

Can't wait to see the photos
post #5 of 15
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haha no i havent had them before but i have read loads and im on a mouse forum
i have one pic that the SO took
i didnt touch the babies and the parents are still seeing thm, but they had too be moved to a safer place as the cage they were in they could escape...
post #6 of 15
You'd better check, cause I don't think you are supposed to be leaving the father mouse in the same cage. Mom will kill the babies if dad doesn't! Only ones I know of that its safe for parents to stay in the same cage with babies are gerbils.
post #7 of 15
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i have read contradicting things i wasnt keen on the idea, but ive taken dad out and the mum seems too leave the babies which is odd... she and all the others are taking care and ive checked on them 3 or 4 times the mum isnt fussed in the slightest.. on one of the forums im on they say that the male will only eat them if theyre not his own.... how can he tell tho!
:/
i am listening for any signs of trouble im even keeping the cage next too the bed hehe
post #8 of 15
sweet babies! Good luck with them!
post #9 of 15
Aww! Congrats!
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
thankyou
we think ones gonna be dark patchy an the other probably satin.....

i have checked on them today an they are still happy little sqiurmy bundles
im so over the moon with these babies!
post #11 of 15
I'm so jealous. I tried to mate my 2 y/o long coat male mouse to a 9 m/o long coat rex. They mated several times on 3 occasions. Nothing happened. Spikey, my male is the last in the line of mice I've been breeding. My 1st mouse was his grandfather.
I have heard that male mice make good fathers & the only reason to take him out, which I used to do after mating, is because he'll mate with the mum soon after she's given birth. I used to handle the babies every day from day 4. The last litter I had, their mum died when they were 12 days old & I hand raised them. Luckily their were only 3 of them. To keep them warm I put them in with one of their aunties & she suckled them.
I'm so sad that Spikey is the last of my line. He & Smudge, my 1st mouse his grandfather were/are real little characters.
Spikey when he was one month old.
post #12 of 15
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aww i want a longcoat, but cannot find them anywhere!
i am looking at just breeding the fancys randomly for now untill i am used too it then going too start spending a bit more on some proper nice ones too use for showing
i hope i dont have to hand rear them.. i have the time but id feel so bad if anything happned to them
spikey is stunning :o
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by pixietina View Post
haha no i havent had them before but i have read loads and im on a mouse forum
i have one pic that the SO took
i didnt touch the babies and the parents are still seeing thm, but they had too be moved to a safer place as the cage they were in they could escape...


post #14 of 15
Is any fur coming in yet on them to tell what color(s) they are????
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Is any fur coming in yet on them to tell what color(s) they are????
just getting the pics up........
ones satin blue and other is satin fawn
me thinks mummy is gerbil il post pics in the colour thread :
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