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Albrecht said:
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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! :D
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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It's the female that it can not only affect their growth but be risky for them if bred before 6 months. The males just might not be up to the task yet.
 

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When to handle the babies totally depends on the mom. Usually by 2 weeks it is fine to start. Four weeks is too long unless mom has issues with it.

Of course, sometimes we have to look and check things out earlier than 2 weeks and it totally depends on mom how well she will tolerate it.
 
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