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Buckeye223girl
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 Help with My Mice

I was wondering if my mice could be to old to have babies. They have had about 7-8 litters so far and havent had any for 3 months now. I have had the male with them a few times and no babys. I did have the male in there all the time then I took him out after a month of NO babys.

Should I get new mice. I have a Garder Snake I feed the babys to , So I have been feeding my snake fish. Help


bucky



06/16/09  03:10pm

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EvilTrailMix
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  Message To: Buckeye223girl   In reference to Message Id: 2023384


 Help with My Mice

You may have worn your females right out. Pregnancy is hard on a mouse’s body, so it’s best to give them a break every other litter or so. How old are they?



06/16/09  03:40pm

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  Message To: Buckeye223girl   In reference to Message Id: 2023384


 Help with My Mice

Get new females, but rest them between pregnancies by taking the male out after it is obvious the females are pregnant, so he doesn’t mate with them right after they give birth, and have to be pregnant again while nursing.



06/16/09  06:59pm

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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2023510


 Help with My Mice

Thank You or your reply to my letter. I will get a few new mice and the other mice i have had about 10 or 11 months I think. I know I have had them for a while. I will give the new ones a break and take male out after the breed.

Bucky



06/16/09  10:30pm

 #2023653


Buckeye223girl
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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2023510


 Help with My Mice

Thank You or your reply to my letter. I will get a few new mice and the other mice i have had about 10 or 11 months I think. I know I have had them for a while. I will give the new ones a break and take male out after the breed.

Bucky



06/16/09  10:31pm

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Zechriel
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  Message To: Buckeye223girl   In reference to Message Id: 2023653


 Help with My Mice

Good evening!
My daughter-who is 9-has been breeding for about 3 years now. She usually keeps about 2 females and 1 male, and when they get preggie-they get separated from the males. They also get about 2 months rest after the babies are taken away.This gets tricky as my son’s snake-Black Thunder is now eating full growns and not hoppers. So we take them away when they get weaned..and so they will not make the mom preggie again. When he moms stop making babies-a few tries and nothing or they get to the point where they will bite the males back-they get their own tank until they get old or into the freezer. Also, they get the freezer immediately if they turn cannibal. After that, we can take out the breeders and bury them in the garden as fertilizer. My daughter eagerly looks for flowers on the plants that "Brown Boy" or "Chocolate Chip" were buried under. Hope that helps. I have found that average life span is about a year to 18 months or about 4 litters. Of course, then we keep one male/female fuzzie apart if we need to "retire" a breeder soon, otherwise we pay the pet store. Good luck!
Love,
Zechriel



06/21/09  08:14pm

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Buckeye223girl
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  Message To: Zechriel   In reference to Message Id: 2026679


 Help with My Mice

thank you for your help . I will try some of the thing you do. Bucky



06/22/09  03:02pm


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