Pet Mice Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
566 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I think i stated in another post that Lily ate one of her babies, and i noticed that there were 2 very small pups in comparison to the 3 larger remaining pups.

My fiance and i just went to do the daily check of the litter and the two smallest pups were found dead. I think they were just too small to survive, very thin and general size of them only a half of their larger siblings. :( poor little things bless them.

The 3 remaining pups are looking great, starting to develop soft downy hair on their backs, active, crawling about in my hand and once back in with Lily, wandering about the nest.

Just a little upset i guess about the two smaller ones in the litter. xx
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,974 Posts
This happens not infrequently. The mother mouse knows the litter must be culled, for whatever reason. I had a litter of fifteen once which the mother culled down to one. In situations like that, you can only trust their judgment. I didn't breed from her or her daughter, though, because I didn't want that passed on.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top