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question to those raising muce to full size


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Posted by Sonya on May 01, 2003 at 20:22:03:

In Reply to: question to those raising muce to full size posted by acmurty on May 01, 2003 at 19:33:46:

:I would suggest seperating males because they will be prone to fight. Howerver, if they have been together from birth with no problems they should be fine together as adults.
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In my experience whether they are raised together or not has nothing to quell their need to kill each other when they mature.
I rarely do raise mice to adult size anymore, as I raise rats also and anything that needs adult mouse sized prey just gets 2 week old rats instead. BUT, I have raised them for other people, as I am selling feeders to support my reptiles, and what I tend to do is feed or freeze off the males when they are young, to feed what I need them for as smaller mouse sizes. Then, by the time the mice start to age at all I usually have a tub of all or mostly all females. Male mice fight each other horribly and this reduces that. If, by some chance I get a female that is pregnant I let her go into the breeders and otherwise feed/freeze or sell the others when I am getting too many.
Hope that helps.
Sonya



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