Abortions in mice???

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Abortions in mice???

Post by mousefan on Mon May 27, 2013 10:21 am

I read that mice can very easily abort a litter, even by just rubbing there bellies on something like a shelf or a wheel. Is this true? Did this ever happen to anyone?

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Post by madmouse on Tue May 28, 2013 9:21 pm

Personally, I don't think that's true at all. Years ago I worked at a pet store and have worked with rescue mice and I've seen heavily pregnant mice handled roughly, stressed out, sent through the mail, and neglected without losing their babies. Even once I saw a pregnant mouse who'd gotten dropped on the floor, lost for several days and then found again. She still had a healthy litter after being found. The little buggers are tougher than you'd think. But still, I don't pick them up much late in their pregnancies, just in case Happy

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Post by mousefan on Tue May 28, 2013 9:50 pm

Oh, that's good Happy

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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Wed May 29, 2013 1:46 pm

It's not really that sensitive, no. Surely really really manhandling a momma may injure her, which would make pregnancy and birth difficult. What you really need to watch out for is nutritional changes. Mice are pretty sensitive to these changes and could abort litters if their nutritional needs are not met.
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Post by mousefan on Wed May 29, 2013 2:20 pm

Thank you so much for all this great knowledge Happy

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