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Its a huge littler. 8O
She had them two days ago.
When can i touch them.
Since the littler is so big are some probably being neglected? :cry:
Should i get in there and dropper feed them milk.
Lucy, the mom, is a youngin.
Ive had her for about 2-3 months.
 

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When was she in contact with a male? Is she still?

You can touch the babies from day one, though many people leave them be a day before handling.

If you want to supplement the babies it shouldn't be with cow's milk, something like soy baby formula or animal formula would be better.

Give momma extra protein, hard boiled eggs work well, she'll need it to keep up with the youngins.
 

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Well, im still a little afraid to touch them.
I'll wait for her to get up out of her nest.
Count em.
Milk belies, you mean like chubby?
I let her run around on my couch
when i had the male out
But i watched em
I must have had my back turned to long.
No i figured the male shouldn't be near em.
I'll have to get on the milk thing tomorrow
Cause i dont have soy milk here.
 

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Just so you know, intact males and females can mate in *seconds* (and even though cage bars). Even if you had seen it, you'd probably have been to late to prevent it. That's why it's best to always keep them separate.
 

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i dont see milk bands.
but i just dont think i can differentiate
the pink from the little white pouches
I tried to dropper feed em.
None would eat.
It looked like there was about twenty
but i counted theres only 12
 

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Momma has 12 nipples so that is fine.

Milk bands/bellies are easiest to see in the first couple of days but get progressively harder.

These are 3 day old babies...they are colouring up and their skin has thickened so you cannot see them.


Then these are 1 day old babies,you can see the milk because the skin is soo thin and translucent. Did you ever see this on yours?


Does the young momma feed them? Do you hear them squealing away as she moves and then they settle down to quiet occasional sounds while they are nursing?
 

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They squeek when she runs outta her nest.
Shes in the nest often.
I noticed what i thought could have been milk bands.
But being ive never seen them before up close and personal
I cant be certain.
I didnt look at them the first 2 days
I thought she wouldnt want me too.
glad i know better now.
 

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Supplement that mama!! With a litter of 12 to feed, she will really need it!

veggies, proteins, baby food, baby cereal, regular lab blocks always, etc
 

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They are adorable! Do you have mom in a 20 gallon tank or a non wire cage now? She will need to be in a 20 gallon tank or something similar so the babies can't hurt themselves escaping through the bars. And make sure you don't have shelves too. Also make sure she is separated from her cagemate while nursing the babies so the cagemate doesn't try and take the babies for her own or anything like that.

It's a good time and a good reason to get the male neutered!
 

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Shes in a plastic cage i originally bought for a genie pig
Its pretty big, maybe more than a twenty gallon.
The lid is wire, but the babies wont be able to reach the lid any
time soon. its a pretty tall cage :) a\
 

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I would say you just have black hoodies and agouti hoodies. Their coats come in at different rates. You won't know about them being double rex until their first moult and even then sometimes the fur grows back in. If their coats are crimpy they may be rex.
 

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ohh So my kitty is a double rex. Ive always called him hairless. :) learn something new everyday.
 
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