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Old 12-07-2010, 09:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Breeding basics

Originally Posted by Albrecht
Originally Posted by Hedgiepets
How old should a male be before breeding? Males should be about 4 months old. But males and females alike, are capable of breeding at 7 weeks, but it is not healthy for them.
really? i thought males should be at least 5mo old.. thanks!
At 4 months, some males haven't quite reached fertility yet so may not be able to impregnate the girl. Usually it's not a problem but can happen on occasion.
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