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 Post subject: How Often Does Pregnancy Kill Mice?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:12 am 
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How common is it to breed a doe and end up having life threatening complications during the pregnancy and/or birth? Been worrying about it a little lately since I'm breeding a friend's mouse. She's healthy and active or else I wouldn't have bred her, it's just she comes from a pet store so I don't know what to expect from her. I've had twenty-one litters without much issue but now I'm feeling like I'm due for a problem. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: How Often Does Pregnancy Kill Mice?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:10 am 
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That's really difficult to answer.I've lost one doe this week and the litter.She was fine until they were a week old and then became bloated and died.The litter perished from the cold.I can give you a clearer answer on rats which I guess would be similar.10 litters in six months.Two litters lost due to complications but both does are fine. So that would be 20 % complications but not 20% mortality in the adults.


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 Post subject: Re: How Often Does Pregnancy Kill Mice?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:38 am 
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That's still really helpful, thanks. Also, sorry about the losses, shame when stuff like that happens.


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 Post subject: Re: How Often Does Pregnancy Kill Mice?
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In my 8 years of breeding mice, it has never occurred for me.

However, I have had two Roan does in the past that developed cysts on their nipples during lactation. In result, I had to foster the pups to other lactating does.


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 Post subject: Re: How Often Does Pregnancy Kill Mice?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:39 am 
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I've had the same thing happen with one of my does too, though it developed after her litter was weaned and it drained on it's own thankfully.


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