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Old 08-07-2015, 10:30 AM   #11
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Default Re: Introducing new mice to an establised colony?

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I would do as I said earlier and keep them separated until such a time one loses her cage mate and try allowing them some time to settle in. Tail rattling is a warning. Chances are that the two older females are contented as they are. The last thing you want are bites/wounds on any of them. better to listen to what they are saying right now. x
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Old 08-07-2015, 10:38 AM   #12
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Default Re: Introducing new mice to an establised colony?

Good stuff. Chances are they will co-habit at some stage, but I never usually added new mice unless I was left with a lone female and when I knew that was imminent, I looked for a few younger females to fill that gap. Doing the adjoining barred cage thing did help. x
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