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    Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    My sister who has a 10 gallon set up with 1.3 mice informed me that she was going to need the small critter keeper today, she thought one of the girls had plumped up. I just check and sure enough, we had a nice and plump female running in the wheel.


    I hope the other two females follow the first mouse. Will be nice to have a small production of mice to help off set the need to order frozen.

    We plan on moving the mom over to a small cage in the next day or two

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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Congrats.

    I hope to find atleast one of my girls plumped up when I get home from vacation tomorrow.

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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Mice tend to do better when they're left as a group, I believe.

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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Congrats! =) Before she's ready to blow, she should look like she's packing golf balls - personally I think pregger mice get to looking way more pregnant than pregger rats...

    Anyway, it's up to you if you wanna try keeping the 1.3 together or putting the mom in her own enclosure before she drops. Personally, I'd put her in her own enclosure as I've not had the best success with multiple mice in an enclosure with a mom who dropped ("ooh! look! *nom*"). I'm thinking 1.3 with a litter of babies is a bit small for 10gallon, but then I always separate out the mom, regardless of what size cage they were in while in a group. =)

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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    We did place her into her own cage, but found the water sipper was not working right so we put her back in with the rest. I have a solution to fix this, I think. She has almost doubled in size and looks like she has eaten a ping pong ball

    Also looks as if another mouse in the group is starting to plump up as well

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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Well, she had them.... but not sure what happened, if they were stillborn or killed by the others or what, but I counted about 8 pinks and they where dead

    Other then some being nibbled on and beind dead they looked okay. The mom was out running in the wheel when I got home from work.

    Not sure what happened, next time they WILL be seperated

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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Quote Originally Posted by ajeff View Post
    Well, she had them.... but not sure what happened, if they were stillborn or killed by the others or what, but I counted about 8 pinks and they where dead

    Other then some being nibbled on and beind dead they looked okay. The mom was out running in the wheel when I got home from work.

    Not sure what happened, next time they WILL be seperated
    Well, if it is her first litter things like that can happen. What do you have them on as your bedding?
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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Sorry about your bad luck.

    I think I got a plump mouse right now, she is twice the size of the other girl i have with her.

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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Sorry to hear you lost the litter...=P
    0.1 ball python (Cleo), 0.1 surinam bcc (Carmen)
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    Re: Whoo hoo! Got a plump mouse!

    Just an update. Finally got a couple litters, one is going on 3 weeks old, making them hoppers (I believe) and another one going on 2 weeks just starting to get fur. Both females are in their own cages. I think cramped space may have been the problem the first couple times around

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