You care for a mother mouse and babies by leaving them alone. When they are first born you can just LOOK to make sure they are all ok, and alive. Some say if you rub your fingers in the woodchips you can touch them but I personally havent tried that because I do not want to risk the mother injuring or killing them which IS what she will do if she smells your scent on them.
Give the mother kleenex or TP rolls (empty) so she can make them a nest. During the first TWOO WEEKS leave them be. Only going in to refill their water and food. Do not clean the cage in that time also. The mother will naturally take care of her babies. Also do not indroduce any new mice into the home.
In two weeks (when the babies are fully covered in hair) you can then touch them, separating the males from the females. You will know when its ok to touch them because you will notice the mother disregarding them as they do in the wild.
Also I might ad that a quick peak is ok but continuous staring will agrivate the mother to either move the babies or stop caring for them. I currently have two mice that just gave birth but only one caring for them because the other doesn't like people looking at her. I put an empty (child's) shoe box in with a small hole for the mother to make a comfortable nest.
let the mother take care of her babies you just have to take care of the mother like feeding her making sure that she has plenty of water to drink and a clean environment.
*"How many babies can a mother mouse have in her life?"It is possible for a mother to mouse to have over 9,000 babies in her lifetime.
a mother will leave her babies if they are disturbed or another smell is detected
No way. If the baby mice are in the cage long enough with the mother mouse, the mother mouse will indefinitely eat the babies.
Mother bats take care of their babies
If the mouse is a pet mouse and not a wild mouse, no. The pet mouse will not have the fear of human scent.
Mother Rabbits care for their babies by burrowing them to keep them warm and giving them milk once a day.
Yes, mice can have 2-14 babies. But when you breed, you usually get 4,5,6,7 babies. In rare cases, a mother mouse can have up to 20 babies!
no they do not
A mouse typically does not carry its babies. The mother makes a nest where she feels is safe, and then gives live birth to her babies. Since mice are mammals, the mother stays with her babies and nurses them until they are able to fend for themselves. The only time the mother will move her babies, is if she feels her nest is in danger.