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Old 05-08-2011, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How old do babies have to be before I can handle them?

So, yah, how old must the babies be before I can pick them up?

I have 3 babies right now and all of them are 3 weeks and 2 days old. The mom still nurses them, but they are starting to poke and lick the solid food their mom has. So I wanted to know when I can sex them and if there would be any trouble of abandonment at this age?
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How old do babies have to be before I can handle them?

At 3 weeks you should be ok with handling. Just get them out briefly, one at a time. If Mom does fine with that you can start holding them longer.
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