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    Breeding question

    Last week I purchased some white mice. I set them up in two groups. One group has 1.1 and the other group has 1.2 mice.

    Today I found two females that are white and blue. I liked how they looked so I bought them. I set them up in a separate tub so that I can watch them for a while.

    Is there a way that I can safely introduce them into one of the groups, once I am sure they are healthy?

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    Re: Breeding question

    OK,
    I think I have the mouse thing figured out.
    Instead of trying to add the blue females to a group, I will leave them in their own tub. Once I am sure they are all good, I will introduce a male from one of the other groups to the blue females, in a fresh clean tub.
    I hope this works.

    This is a picture of the tubs I am using. They are 64QT.


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    Re: Breeding question

    Where are the air holes? If they are in the lid and the mice can jump up on the water bottle and reach them you will come home to an empty tub.

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    Re: Breeding question

    How should I hang the water bottles to prevent that?

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    Re: Breeding question

    OK,
    I went to the hardware store and got some inch mesh for the lids. That should keep them in I think.

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    Re: Breeding question

    are these feeders? Cuz I like 1.3 or 1.4 or more and as a group it works out pretty well as long as you dont have weaned babies in with pinkies
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    Re: Breeding question

    Yes,
    I am trying to breed some feeders. Does it work better with bigger groups? I am just not sure how to introduce new females to a group.

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    Re: Breeding question

    just throw them in, males will fight but females are fine. Some people prefer communal groups while others like smaller groups. I prefer communal. It seems to work fine, the production rate is higher because the females are mated with while still nursing (weird I know)
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    Re: Breeding question

    jdmls88,
    Thank you so much. That is the answer that I have been looking for days now.

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    Re: Breeding question

    Just a heads up i have those tubs and the mice can jump up on the side ledge and chew their way out also
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