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ok really newb type question, but at what age would you call a mouse adult?

I know mice shouldn't be bred from under 12 weeks, but when would you say a mouse is adult?

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In show terms it's 8 weeks and older, but I always think of it as under 8 weeks is a kitten, 8 to 12 weeks is a teenager, and over 12 weeks is an adult.

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thanks that clarifies it and makes sense, an 8-12 week old, just doesn't look like and adult to me.
 

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I have found that some mice that I have recieved at 12 weeks of age have grown a little bit more, though not all. So who knows, maybe its slightly different depending on the mouse! hehehe

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all mine are 10 wks atm, so only a few more weeks and i can start breeding. Want them to get to a nice size before breeding.

they eat loads atm tho!
 

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Shiprat said:
ok really newb type question, but at what age would you call a mouse adult?

I know mice shouldn't be bred from under 12 weeks, but when would you say a mouse is adult?

thanks
some varieties need to be bred from earlier,specifically the ones that run to fat.Small ones like dutch will be upto breeding size before 12 weeks also.
 
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