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HELP-- Wild mouse may have gotten my mouse pregnant

Post by Sunday on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 8:02 pm

EDIT: I found someone who is willing to take her babies if they survive <3
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So my pet mouse, Carmo, got out of her cage on like September 9th or 10th.
She was in the house for a day, before I caught her.

I just came back from a two day trip, and I feel like she's gained weight...  I'm considering maybe there's a wild mouse that got her pregnant?

I don't know what to do at all if she is..  I have 5 mice, I've never bred and never planned on it, and I've only had them for about a month now.  If she is pregnant, what do I do??  What'll happen?


She's 3-6 months old (past owner didn't say) and if she is pregnant, the mice will be half wild right?  I'm really stressed out and worried for my girl.


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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 8:58 pm

Do you have a picture of her? That way we could tell you whether we think she looks pregnant or not. A pregnant mouse will usually have a "swallowed a golf ball" shape. As for what you can do for her if she his pregnant, I'd recommend reading over the breeding packet found here: https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t43-breeding-packet

It has a ton of super helpful information on how to care for momma mouse and her babies when they are born.

If she mated with a wild mouse, then yes the babies will be half wild. If you handle them from a young age though and continue to interact with them, I believe they can be just as tame as a normal domestic mousie.

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Post by Sunday on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 9:10 pm

Here's a few pictures of her (if it works, I'm new to forums, sorry!)
She got out on the 10th, so she'd have about 9-12 days left if she is pregnant, right?

She was pretty small before. And so when I came home an hour ago, I noticed a difference in her size, unless she grew??





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Post by Sunday on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 9:14 pm

If pregnant... What do I do with her babies..?
I don't have room for any more mice, especially half wild mice Sad
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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 9:27 pm

It's hard to tell from the last 2 pictures, but in the first one she definitely has that rounded look of a pregnant mouse. For starters, I'd definitely separate her from her cagemate(s) until you know she is/isn't pregnant. Here is some info from the breeding packet showing a nursery tank, you want to make something similar for your mouse so you can house her alone until she is either confirmed not pregnant or is done nursing her babies: https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t43-breeding-packet#72

Mice are pregnant for 19-21 days, so around that yes.

The breeding packet also has info on re-homing mice. I've actually seen half-wild mice for adoption on Craigslist before, it happens more often than you think. If you are unable to find good homes for them yourself, do you have a shelter near you willing to take in mice? I would try it in this order: Do I have family or friends willing to take these mice and care for them well? If not, can I re-home them properly to good homes on sites like Craigslist or Facebook groups? If those two were unsuccessful, can I drop them off at a shelter that will care for them until they find a good home?

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Post by Sunday on Sat 22 Sep 2018, 9:38 pm

I'll definitely separate her! I wasn't sure because I heard some people keep theirs together and some separate. I'll stay up and read this all.

I'm the first and only mouse person in my family/friend circle, so hopefully rehoming them will work out.

Thanks sooo much for your help!

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Post by CallaLily on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 9:48 am

I know she was loose for a day and that’s probably it (if she is pregnant), but I wanted to say just in case — double check that your other mice she’s been living with are female. If you haven’t already. Wink

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Post by Sunday on Sun 23 Sep 2018, 10:01 am

@CallaLily Will do! Smile
She's actually just housed with her mother (checked anyways haha), I have other females I just got the other day, in quarantine.


Speaking of which, should I hold off on introducing my mice together or should I introduce the two new ones with the non-pregnant one..? Cause she'll be lonely?

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