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#1 Synirr

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

Finally saw a baby last night! They are close to 3 weeks old now, should start seeing them exploring the surface pretty soon. Seem to be developing a bit slowly, but they did have a stressful first few days of life, what with the cross-country flight and all. :P

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He is pretty mobile, as you can see.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC3aoxJeK2k&feature=channel

Burrowing around in the straw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35fVArQorg8&feature=channel

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:07 PM

Some adults, just 'cuz.
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Two noses fighting over it
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:29 PM

Those mice are 3 weeks old?! Those look only a week old :puppyeyes: .

Hope they get a growth burst soon! They should have their eyes open by now. Very cute though :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:31 PM

OMG MEECERS!!!! I love them!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

Love the active baby and the noses are the best pic!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

Wow, they really do look younger than three weeks! Do these guys develop more slowly than fancy mice?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

OMG. All I saw was the title and I squeed out loud. My fiance might think I'm going crazy.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 06:51 PM

Wow, they really do look younger than three weeks! Do these guys develop more slowly than fancy mice?

Nope. Not sure why they are developing so slowly, I am guessing it was the stress of being shipped and all that. I have been feeding them a ridiculous variety of things, diet shouldn't be the issue. I have no idea what kind of care the mother was providing early on, or even how many of the babies have survived, since they are hidden in their straw tunnels :dunno:

They're due to have their cage cleaned this week, I'll see how many babies I can locate then.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:19 PM

Hmm, the only thing I can think of that might help is maybe providing more protein? Stress shouldn't be a significant influence at this point now that everyone has settled and the trip didn't last very long. Perhaps the moms aren't feeding them as much as they should since they've been moved. Who knows!

They're uber cute nonetheless :D

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:22 PM

Perhaps the moms aren't feeding them as much as they should since they've been moved.

That is kinda what I was thinking. I have been giving them high quality dog and cat food, meal worms, crickets, dried silk worms, etc, so they should be good on protein :dunno:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

It's also possible the one you saw was separated from the others and isn't getting fed as often. Maybe when you clean you can try to round them up into one nest?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 08:01 PM

I will definitely try :yes:

ETA: I just realized that it's also possible this one is from a newer batch, I really have no idea what's going on under the bedding, hah.




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