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Hello from Spain

Post by Paula on Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:07 am

Hi everyone,
some months ago, I rescued a baby mouse (someone thought it was fun to take her to a secret santa party and give her to someone who didn´t want her). I had never had mice before, I did some research and, since it turned out to be a girl, I decided to give her a sister so she had someone to cuddle with, so I went ahead and got another girl. This little girl turned out to be pregnant and gave birth a week ago to 7 beautiful babies. I was a bit overwelmed with the whole thing but, once I saw those tiny paws and faces, love was inevitable, hahahha

The thing now is, I'm gonna need help to sex the babies to avoid any further accidents so I was wondering if you experienced guys would be willing to give me a hand with that if I upload some pics.
Any other guidance will be appreciated.
Thanx!!
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by CallaLily on Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:03 am

We can definitely help if you post pics. Smile

There's a lot of info on baby mice here: http://petmousefanciers.forumotion.com/t43-breeding-packet and on sexing mice here:http://petmousefanciers.forumotion.com/t45-sexing-mice.

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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by Paula on Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:25 am

I have read all the info and checked the pictures but I still don´t feel confident enough to rely on my abilities to distinguish males from females Very Happy
I'll be posting my pics as soon as I can take them.
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by Rodents rock! on Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:50 am

Welcome and congrats on your mice. Can't wait to see them!
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by Peachy on Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:57 am

Welcome! Mouse Wave Congrats on babies, they're so much fun!!

If they're a week old, nipples should be clearly visible in the next couple days. Girls have nipples and boys don't. The "easy peasy"-est way to tell, no third hand required. Razz

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Post by Mice Are Cute on Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 am

Welcome! I think raising baby mice would be extremely hard, but it seems like you've had some experience with it! I am not sure how to tell the difference between females and males, so sorry that I'm not much help there!

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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by scaredymouse on Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:47 pm

Welcome! I, too, brought home a pregnant female and i knew right away i was doomed.  I kept all 8 babies ❤️

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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by Paula on Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:03 am

Hi, I could tell using the nipple system but once the hair grew thjey looked all the same to me hahhaha
So I took them to the vet yesterday and she figured it out for me (turns out the numbers were right though: 3 girls and 4 boys). She told me to separate them right away coz even though they are only 3 weekd old, they are fully developed and sexually mature!

I'm keeping the females and looking for good homes for the males because I have read they will fight if kept together and stink up the place (I live in an apartament so that's not an option Sad)

I have another girl who is currently living alone (the one i had originally adopted). I guess the 5 girls can live together now, right?

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Post by Rodents rock! on Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:21 pm

Yes, if introduced properly, 5 girls can live together. Correct, males must live alone. I live in an apartment (a tiny apartment) and I have a male mouse who lives in a 10 gallon tank. I don't have any trouble with my apartment stinking.
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Re: Hello from Spain

Post by jacobleej on Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:09 am

Hola Paula por favor ponerte en contacto conmigo y midar la página de facebook por los ratones...
https://www.facebook.com/groups/140547700013132/
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A little update:

Post by Paula on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:42 pm

Hi,
Three of the males have already gone to their new homes. It broke my heart to see them go but I believe they will have happy lives with their new families.
The other male is probably going to be adopted tomorrow.
The girls have been living together since yesterday. I made the introductions in a neutral space and adding one by one. I kept an eye on them for an hour or so and seeing that they were already cuddling together and grooming one another I`m feeling confident (fingers crossed) that they will live happily together. Heart Eyes
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