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Old 03-30-2010, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Re-Breeding

Both of my females had very happy healthy first litters and I have waited 3 and 4 months after their babies were weened to re breed them, however niether of them took. Am I trying too soon? The only difference I can see is that I left the wheel in with them. Maybe both my girls were hiding and he couldn't get to them ? I am not sure what the solution is. I don't want to try again until I have some input. thanks!
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Most breeders will wait 6 months after the birthing date before breeding their females again.
Alot of times it's hard to have a successful breeding in the winter months.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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4 months from weaning should be fine. Generally it is recommended to be 6 months from birth which is basically the same thing as 4 months from weaning.

Winter could be the problem. Is it the same male with both girls? If so, how old is he?
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Same male. hes a year now. the first two litters were fine. 3 in one litter and 5 in the second first try for them both. I waited to re start them after the babies were weened at 8 weeks for 3-4 months.. soo... im thinking maybe the wheel was a hiding spot or something and she wouldn't let him get to her??
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Take out the wheel and any hiding spots. I use liners, so I just leave in a blanket to hide under.
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