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05-04-2011 01:31 PM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

Glad to hear things are going well. Sorry that you lost one of the babies, but two healthy babies is great news!
05-04-2011 11:34 AM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

Hi all, just an update:

One of the babies died the first day, but it's been over a week and the two remaining babies are getting big. The momma is doing a great job, we never hear the babies complain. She doesn't seem to get too startled either, so I think things will be alright.
04-27-2011 02:36 AM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

Sorry, Deneen - I didn't see your post.
04-27-2011 01:07 AM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

You can trust Hedgiepets advice, she is one of my Mentors, Nancy my other one.
04-26-2011 11:31 PM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

Immortalia is giving hood advice: PM Nikki or Nancy or Yara or another breeder.
04-26-2011 10:57 PM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

You can cover half the cage with a blanket or towel if mom is bothered by the movement of people. Be sure you take out the wheel.
04-26-2011 10:05 PM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

just spoke to my mentor you can move the cage get a person on each side of cage and move it slowly and quietly. my mentor has been breeding for 16 years and a big hellp
04-26-2011 07:12 PM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

Before you take any advice here and change anything, I suggest you send a pm to Nancy or Nikki. The last time someone took nonbreeder advice to cover the cage, the mother attacked the babies. So please send them a pm before you change or do anything.
04-26-2011 07:09 PM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

Some of the more experienced breeders will be along to help, but since I just had a litter I can give some advice on an surprise litter. My female had hers at the foot of my bed in my room, where I keep my dog during the day and I have to sleep with a TV on at night. Don't move her cage!! the movement and change of light might make her think that there is something after the babies and she might kill them. The towel over the cage might not be the best thing. it is problem blocking out to much of her light. if you think that you can (with out bothering her to much) just place something over the sides of the cage. Leaving the top open so that light can get in. but if you think that this might stress her to much just take the towel off when you put new food and water in. And NO PEEKING!!! NONE!! what-so-ever!! I know that this is heard, but the lives of the babies could depend on this. You will learn to love the sound of the peeping because it lets you know that they are sill alive and you will dread the silence because you will wonder if the worse has happened... But just take a deep breath and relaxed, mother nature will kick in and she should know what to do. and the feeding part if mom is doing what she needs to she will feed them as they need it. if you need to had feed there is a wonderful link on here as to how to do that. since I have never had to do that I will not try to give advice.
04-26-2011 06:34 PM
Re: SURPRISE BABIES! Should I move her cage?

Another question- how long can a baby go for without eating?
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