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Old 04-21-2019, 05:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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We just had our first litter of babies about 5 hours ago. This is our first time. The babies are spread out all over and the momma is nowhere near them. Just laying where her water bowl was before she pulled it up and dumped it. Not sure what to do??????
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Hi I am not an expert so I think it would be good if you checked under breeding. Breeding and babies help. There's a lot of great info! I believe not touching the babies if possible and keeping them all warm and quiet is first and removing the excercise wheel for safety. But please read what the posts say and good luck!
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Does mom have a igloo or some other kind of hide? If so pick up each baby, hold it in your hands until it feels warm and put it back in the hide. Do this with each baby, making sure they are warm when you put them back. Mom will not look after babies that feel cold. If she won't go into the hide with the babies then turn on every light in the room so she goes there for a darker spot. After that all you can do is leave her alone and hope for the best.
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