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 #2152231


Corbinscoots
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 Mice breeding question ???

how many mice can i put in a 66 quart tub
and can i put multiple males in the 66 with females



06/01/10  07:19pm

 #2152319


Cphill58
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  Message To: Corbinscoots   In reference to Message Id: 2152231


 Mice breeding question ???

I get a lot of advise from GREAT BALLZ OF FIRE... he knows his stuff !! He recommended that I never put 2 males in with my females ...I had 6 does and 2 bucks...I was advised to seperate the crew in half.

I will copy and paste the convo here ....it was in my private messages

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So to repeat:
Do not EVER put two males in the same cage with females. The males will fight and stress out the females, and the stress will lead to cannibalism and death of females. Separate your males into each his own tank and give him his own females.

Ten gallon tanks are really not that great; I like 58 quart sterilite tubs with wire screen tops. Clean the cage at least once a week.

Rodent block is the best thing to feed mice. It is a complete diet. It is less stinky than feeding them wet cat food and other sorts of things, which tend to get mixed around in the litter and add to the smell faster.

http://www.repticzone.com/forums/Rodents-KeepingandBreeding/messages/2032002.html



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06/02/10  03:14am

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  Message To: Cphill58   In reference to Message Id: 2152319


 Mice breeding question ???

I put 2 to four sisters all raised together in with one male in a 58 quart tub. If one of the females is late on getting pregnant, I remove her to a separate maternity tub so her babies don’t have to compete in the communal nest with earlier born babies.



06/02/10  10:52am

 #2152464


Corbinscoots
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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2152383


 Mice breeding question ???

ok thanks guys right now i have 4 females in a 66 quart and i put the male in a hamster cage thing for little kids i had it around so i can keep the male in with the females



06/02/10  03:35pm

 #2152488


Greatballzofire
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  Message To: Corbinscoots   In reference to Message Id: 2152464


 Mice breeding question ???

You can keep the male in with the females and he will help raise the young, give the females a sense of security, and keep them pregnant. In fact, unless you want the females to be bred right after they give birth, you will have to take him out once they are pregnant. For simple continuous production I leave him with the females, but I also breed for colors, good mothering instincts, and size, so with those groups I take the male out so the females don’t get worn out so fast. Also preventing back to back pregnancies helps with multiple females as you avoid having females giving birth while other females have two week old or older young which tends to shortchange the newborn pinks with competition for nursing. I have several small maternity tubs for mamas that are due to give birth late, and must be given a place to birth in private, without a lot of big youngsters horning in on the milk.



06/02/10  05:03pm

 #2152573


Corbinscoots
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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2152488


 Mice breeding question ???

i have some pics


thats the male
all the rest are my females




i couldent find the picture for the brown one with black spots
here is all the females



06/02/10  11:46pm

 #2152620


Greatballzofire
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  Message To: Corbinscoots   In reference to Message Id: 2152573


 Mice breeding question ???

You’ve got some pretty ones, especially the reddish satiny female in the last photo to the left, and in the third photo down.

Some of mine:


And my long hairs (arrows point to the longhairs):


I had the long hairs show up in a litter recently. Four brothers, a brown one, two black and white and a gold brindle. They have since sired young and now I have more longhairs of both genders.



06/03/10  09:22am

 #2152696


Corbinscoots
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  Message To: Greatballzofire   In reference to Message Id: 2152620


 Mice breeding question ???

nice !!
i might consider breeding them as pets but that would be another project....
on a separate note.... i have some all white long haired hamsters that we bred
i want all black ones though ... :))))))



06/03/10  02:47pm

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  Message To: Corbinscoots   In reference to Message Id: 2152573


 Mice breeding question ???

Male: LET GO OF MY TAIL OR I’LL BITE UR HAND OFF
lol



03/10/11  01:58pm


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