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    Raising animals sure helps us appreciate how fragile all life is.

    Another example- yesterday, I played paramedic to 4 tiny* pinkie mice. I raise mice (& have for as long as I've kept snakes- decades, lol) & I just happened to look in on them to see how a new mouse-mom was doing- she's been looking like a tennis ball so expected she might have trouble. Sure enough, she was overwhelmed & kept setting some pinkies aside without cleaning them up. (pinkies are about .75-1.0" long- hers were on the small side)

    Contrary to popular belief, it's not always because they "know there's something wrong with them". So I kept taking those out to do the clean-up for her- wiping away the membranes, making sure their tiny face was uncovered & snipping off the placenta, then stimulating them to breathe by doing tiny & rapid chest compressions with my thumb or finger. They slowly went from blue in color to pale pink, gasping for breath, & wiggling their legs.

    When I was sure they could keep up in the pile of pinkies she was already sitting on, I put them back. Of the four I worked on for her, 2 of them took longer, going back to blue & not breathing until I did more compressions- I thought those 2 might not make it. No idea how long they'd been set aside, but in my experience, about 30 minutes can go by where I can still save them- pinkies don't need a lot of air quite yet, if their placenta is still attached.

    Anyway, each of them finally turned pale pink & were breathing on their own & were given back to "mom", where she was finally figuring out what her job was, lol. And today, there are no dead pinkies in there- just a big healthy squirming pile of cherry-pink pinkies with white tummies to show for it.

    This is way off your topic but I thought you might enjoy it- I think you'll be keeping animals for a long time & you never know which ones you'll end up with. (I sure didn't!)

    You're doing great with your geckos...
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    Re: Leopard gecko breeding questions

    Oh wow thats cool! How often do things like these happen with mice?

    The lil fella seems to be doing okay. At what point should I move him to the shoebox?
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    My name is Josiah, proud owner of Lenetta and Lea the leopard geckos and Bluebelly the fence lizard.

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    If there's enough space, you can set him up with a shoe box in the incubator. A small smooth hide of some sort and a shallow dish of water. But still keep the paper towel moist until the yolk detaches or absorbs more.
    If the yolk detaches and he has a pink nub, still keep him on moist paper towel until it heals over or looks more like an outie belly button than a nub. You can also try a very shallow bath to rinse it clean if it looks a bit dirty.

    I wouldn't try to move him out to a rack or tank until the belly is looking good.

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    Re: Leopard gecko breeding questions

    Cool, thanks. I may move him into a shoebox in the incubator but then again maybe not because I don't want to stress him unnecessarily. Do you think I should or no?
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    Re: Leopard gecko breeding questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Lizrd_boy View Post
    Oh wow thats cool! How often do things like these happen with mice?

    The lil fella seems to be doing okay. At what point should I move him to the shoebox?
    Never know how often- I've raised a ridiculous number of mice- every once in a while, one needs help is is lucky enough for me to be able to help in time. If this happens overnight, obviously it's too late. But I can guess which one might have trouble, & this mom was HUGE & looked over-due, so I was looking in a bit more often. Pinkies look so tiny & delicate, you'd think this wouldn't even be possible, but when you see how rough the moms can be (stepping on them, stealing them back & forth from each other sometimes, etc) the first time, I just figured I had nothing to lose, but I couldn't have been more surprised either, when it actually worked!

    Sometimes that's all you can do- take your best guess & run with it. Incidentally, that's also my advice for when you should move this little gecko to a shoebox- I've never raised geckos, though I've kept them, so this makes you the "voice of experience" between you & me, hahahaha!
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    Moving him will be your call. It wouldn't hurt for him to have a small dish of water. If you can maybe fit a little bottle cap in with him for now? Otherwise if you do move him, I would maybe do it at the end of the day so you're asleep and not tempted to peek in on him constantly while he's settling in

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    Re: Leopard gecko breeding questions

    Last night I gave him a bottle cap of water. I didn't move him yet. When I checked on him tis morning to refill the water dish, he seemed relatively active, so maybe he'll make it.
    My name is Josiah, proud owner of Lenetta and Lea the leopard geckos and Bluebelly the fence lizard.

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    That sounds good, I think he will do just fine. Since he's active I think you could move him sometime soon, if you want to be safe you could wait a little bit but you have a lot of options of what you can do.

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    Re: Leopard gecko breeding questions

    Great, thanks. The "belly-button" is looking less pink and more skin-color. I'll try to post some pictures of him soon.
    My name is Josiah, proud owner of Lenetta and Lea the leopard geckos and Bluebelly the fence lizard.

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