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Post by Etienne on Wed 26 Feb 2020, 9:29 pm

My mama mouse had a big litter of 12 babies during the night between sunday and monday.
I didn't do anything until today, just changed the water and added fresh food.

I've read on the forum "breeding packet" that babies mouse should be accustomed to human hand as soon as possible,
but with all the precaution needed of course. But what does "asap" mean ? 3, 4, 5 days ?
I always have the fear that the mama abandon her babies, or even worse kill them.....

I've read I must wait the mama to be out of the nest to take the babies, but how should I take them ?
How long and how often should I hold them ?
And how should I do to keep them at the right temperature ?

Sorry for all theses questions, but I'm a bit lost....

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Post by Robin~ on Thu 27 Feb 2020, 9:41 am

From what I’ve gotten from hamsters, it’s best to leave them alone until they have a light layer of fur.

I don’t know why you’d have to remove mom unless she’s very untame or aggressive. Feel free to handle them at the same time Smile

For temperature, using a reptile heating mat or low-temp heated blanket is great. Human heating pads tend to be a little too hot. Be sure the heat is only on half the cage so mom can adjust. Adding in plenty of soft paper bedding can also help with warmth.

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