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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.
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.