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Post by candycorn Tue May 29, 2012 12:28 pm

So we are coming up on 3 weeks since the delivery of the new UK mice. And normally at three weeks I would end quarantine. But for these guys...I worry. Is three weeks enough?
What are your plans for introducing them to the herd?
Since it seems that all four of my does are expecting or nursing...should I wait until after the pups are weaned?
Any thoughts? Or plans?
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Post by mouselover01 Tue May 29, 2012 12:56 pm

Personally I would wait until after the babies are weaned and go from there Happy

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Post by Laigaie Tue May 29, 2012 6:35 pm

Given the trouble some UK breeders have had with rotavirus, I would wait until you are certain that the pups are not ill, and then introduce. Introducing while they're still nursing could help the pups out, as they'll get a small immune boost as mum adjusts to the new locale. If they're flighty, though, you may not want to move the tanks/tubs around too much.
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Post by candycorn Tue May 29, 2012 9:09 pm

Laigaie wrote: If they're flighty, though, you may not want to move the tanks/tubs around too much.

That is the best part...the other mice are going down to the basement instead of those guys going up!
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Post by Laigaie Tue May 29, 2012 9:44 pm

Oh, hey! I think I remember you telling me that! The basement will be much more convenient, even if it is nice to have all the mice in your computer room.
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Post by kawmice Tue May 29, 2012 11:38 pm

I still have mine QTed. Did not realize it was three weeks already! Time does fly. Lol. I will be keeping mine QTed for at least another week or two, but that is just me. Lol
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Post by Stina Wed May 30, 2012 12:28 am

its not 3 weeks till monday....

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Post by candycorn Wed May 30, 2012 9:39 am

Yeah, sorry to be confusing Kawmice, I said coming up on, but we aren't there yet!
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Post by Laigaie Wed May 30, 2012 8:54 pm

"Coming up on" may be a regionalism. I understood! We're more than halfway there!
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Post by kawmice Wed May 30, 2012 11:44 pm

Oopps! Haha!

Yea, it has been a very emotional week so I can see why I misunderstood. Lol.

My girls are doing great!
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