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Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by doganddisc on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:59 pm

So I finally got my five girls to live in the same tank without trying to kill each other.

I originally had four of them together, but the pregnant one kept getting picked on (I didn't know she was pregnant at the time). Once I figured out what was going on, I separated them and put mama in a ten gallon and left the other three girls in my 20L.

Babies came and went. I kept one of the girls from the litter and tried to introduce everyone again. No dice. Fighting between Temple (my pied girl) and mama turned into bloodshed and I had to separate them very quickly.

Now the baby is a little older. I used a different technique of introducing everybody one at a time and then all together. That seems to have worked and they are all in the 20L together now. I've been watching them for awhile and no fighting. A few squeaks here and there but nothing like before. I am quite pleased :
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by WindyHill on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:10 am

Great job!
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by LittleSniffs on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:16 am

YAY!!! It's a pain when they don't get along. The same thing happened to us with our second mouse. Do you have any pictures of your mice up? I been to your pet sitter site, but didn't see any :-( We have 12 pied mice I think. I've lost count we have so many LOL
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by doganddisc on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:08 am

LittleSniffs, did you ever get them to get along? I thought it was never going to happen here..

They've been at it on and off all night. I'm watching them though and there's no blood drawn this time so far. Definitely keeping an eye out for any issues.

I have pictures of my four of my girls here:

http://www.themouseconnection.org/t150-my-group-of-girls

And my fifth girl, Honeybee. Her and her mama tend to be a bit more spoiled than the rest.. Happy

http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/396179_3012865793555_1019846655_32900736_73693638_n.jpg
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Post by LittleSniffs on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:20 am

doganddisc wrote:LittleSniffs, did you ever get them to get along? I thought it was never going to happen here..

They've been at it on and off all night. I'm watching them though and there's no blood drawn this time so far. Definitely keeping an eye out for any issues.


It took her some time but yes. The one who had the litter was the one who picking on the other mice to start fights. She's now in a cage with her 4 girls tho because we have so many girls, we got 2 more cages. But when we put her and the other cage together to 'play' she starts fights with her own kids! LOL

I'm watching a cage now because of fighting and I swear the one mouse knows it, she keeps staring at me! LOL

Cute mice, I love Honeybee! She's a cutie!!!
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by snukb on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:50 am

Hooray! I'm glad everyone is finally getting along Happy
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by kawmice on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:06 pm

Congrats!!
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by seafolly on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:16 am

I'm glad to pick up the tip that introducing one at a time might be easier! I was thinking of waiting until Tully was ready with her weaned daughters to introduce them to my other two girls as it's been a bit nippy/squeaky but apparently not, haha.
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by lunalady on Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:44 pm

Yeah, Good Job. Happy

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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by doganddisc on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:33 pm

As it turns out, this didn't work Sad Honeybee ended up covered in bites and I had to adopt Temple and her two (sisters?) friends out to Julee. Sad
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Post by lunalady on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:37 pm

Gee, Too Bad. Sad

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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by doganddisc on Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:40 pm

Yeah, it sucks. I really would have loved to keep them but the fact that they didn't get along with my girls coupled with the fact that one of them was quite bitey and needed a lot of work with taming meant I just didn't have time to work with her. Julee is taking wonderful care of them instead Happy
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by kawmice on Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:40 am

I am so very sorry to hear that! At least they are with Julee now and she can work with them.
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Re: Successful Introduction! (Finally!!)

Post by JuleeP on Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:46 pm

They're doing very well here, I'm in love. Happy
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