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Posted by: steeve111 at Tue Dec 1 01:58:19 2015  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by steeve111 ]  
   

Ok, I know that nobody come on here these days, but on the off chance..... I started trying the feeder mice breeding to save a few bucks, but it isn't working out. I got my first batch of babies (pups?), from a group of three females and one male in a 50 gallon terrarium on the patio. after a few days the babies disappeared. next I removed the other two pregnant females to separate small 3-4 gallon terrariums in the laundry room; the first one to give birth ate her babies at about a week old, except for one which now has fur. the second female to bear, ate all her young at about 5 days old, and I found her dead in the water dish after returning home from the weekend. Out of about 36 total babies, I only managed to skim off about 8 to feed my kings and am left with only 2 female breeders and a lone fuzzy as of about an hour ago. Is this a normal mortality rate or am I doing something wrong? One more thing, early on, I didn't think I had a working male, so I bought another(which was smaller)and he lasted only about 3 days with the others, as they kept chasing and biting him till he died. My opinion of mice has hit a new low.


   

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