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    How long do pregnant mice carry?

    I just bought a breeding pair of mice. They had been kept separate until I bought them. As soon as I put them together he started in on her.
    How long until she has her babies?

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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    Gestation is 21-23 days

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    Thanks, Deborah. While we're on the subject; how long will it take her to wean her babies?
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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    Ok I didn't want to type this all out so this is from http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/breeding.cfm

    This should answer most of your mouse questions.

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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by M&J in NC View Post
    Thanks, Deborah. While we're on the subject; how long will it take her to wean her babies?
    Babies can be weaned at 3 to 4 weeks. With me it's a case by case whille strong big babies my be weaned at 3 weeks smaller ones might stay with the mother 1 more week.

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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    When I first got my mice colony they didn't have their first litter for two months. It may be longer than the 21 days for the first litter.

    A doe should NEVER have more than 3 litters in her life time
    I'm not sure people on here subscribe to that. I don't. My oldest female just had her 4th litter. I'm thinking of retiring her but haven't decided yet.
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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by snakelady View Post
    When I first got my mice colony they didn't have their first litter for two months. It may be longer than the 21 days for the first litter.


    I'm not sure people on here subscribe to that. I don't. My oldest female just had her 4th litter. I'm thinking of retiring her but haven't decided yet.
    For a first litter, they may have not been ready yet.
    I also don't agree with only 3 litters, but this did come from a mouse lovers site.
    Because all of my mice are snake food, they breed till they don't breed anymore, and if a female goes for 2 months without a litter, she is dinner.

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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamieLynn View Post
    For a first litter, they may have not been ready yet.
    I also don't agree with only 3 litters, but this did come from a mouse lovers site.
    Because all of my mice are snake food, they breed till they don't breed anymore, and if a female goes for 2 months without a litter, she is dinner.
    I've seen that site before. It has some good info. but a bit preachy for me. The 2 month thing is my mark also for becoming "dinner."
    Though I did had one infertile female that had a charmed life for about 6 months. The live feeding snake that was big enough to eat her didn't want to her. LOL.
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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    mine is the size of a damn golf ball wen will my mouse give birth i bought it big from the pet store

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    Re: How long do pregnant mice carry?

    Quote Originally Posted by freerider487 View Post
    mine is the size of a damn golf ball wen will my mouse give birth i bought it big from the pet store
    Very soon, as in as soon as today, maybe 3-4 days if it's a big litter put her in a clean cage and try not to stress her out.



    My cut off point is much shorter, as long as I've seen my male do the job and he's a proven breeder, then any female that doesn't produce a litter 6 weeks after his introduction is going back to the feeder bins.
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