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RE: Raising Mice for Kenyan Sand Boas

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Posted by: ernestplutko at Tue Oct 4 14:20:35 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ernestplutko ]  
   

Black mice are often wild so don't get them. Sometimes it is hard to buy good mice to raise. Look for mice that are stocky and roundish. The long thin mice are wild. Buy young mice because pet stores have old retired from breeders mice that are burned out. Cull out the wildest mice and you will soon have calm mice that are not afraid of you. They breed well. Buy 50 pound bags of grain and pig pellets from farm stores to feed. The cost per mouse will be low. You can get old bread but the nutrition level of bread is low. Well fed mice produce healthy snakes. I am fond of my mouse herd but no individual mouse so I have no problem feeding them to my snakes. The cost of the made cages is low. You can buy commercial used or new cages but be prepared to pay a lot. One you have a good colony producing don't introduce any new mice from the outside into the colony. You may introduce diseases.


   

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