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    I was thinking about breeding mice. And I know this subject is beat to death and then some. But as far as mice smelling is it only the males that smell or is it females also. I read somewhere that the males spray all over and stink up the cage.

    If I did breed mice then then i would wait till the the females around 4 of them are pregnant and then feed the male off.


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    Pinky mice don't stink. Fuzzy mice, not so stinky. Hopper mice and up, stinky stinky stinky. Have fun with it.
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    I think i will try rats instead. LOL How are rats.
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    Marla's right, although I do think males are stinkier.

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    Rats are not as stinky.

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    Nowhere near as stinky at ALL - I have 4 jumbo adults in a breeding colony (fancy name for laftover feeders isn't it?) and despite the fact that they p00p at a positively MINDBENDING rate they don't smell too bad at all.

    And they don't need the noisy squeaky wheels to run in either

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    Also, it'd be hard to maintain much of a breeding colony if you kept feeding off your males! LOL
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    Actually it's just the pups for our finickiest of finicky eaters KaliMa - she is so spoiled. But the last litter disappeared on its own

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    Agreed, rats are not nearly so stinky as mice, and if you handle them with any frequency they're also more pleasant to be around (for cage cleaning, baby retrieval, etc.).
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    yup rats are less stinky and way smarter - I've heard that you don't run as big a risk of the eating of the young with rats but I don't know much about the whole thing other than if it were me- I'd definately breed rats before I'd EVER breed mice - there is a big smell issue and I have issues with bad smells. haha
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