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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:02 am
by Mafia66
I have a preg. female with one jeoy. this is the first time so i have alot of questions. I know i cant keep the joey becuase of inbreeding. Well then how long after the joey is born can he/she stay in the cage with the parents. Does the male have to be seperated from the joey? Are there any other things i should know? And say i cant keep keep the joey what is a resonable price on selling him. When he gets out of the pouch when after would i be able to sell him. i would like to keep him with out neutering any of them. What were to happen if they inbreed? would they  be like a retarted hillbilly joeys?Shocked
Thanks Mafia

PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:34 am
by moorie
After the joey comes out of pouch (OOP), s/he needs to stay with the parents for at least 10 weeks, s/he should be fully weaned before you sell.  You need to actually see him eating from the food bowl before he leaves you.  You do not need to remove dad when the joey comes OOP as he helps mum rear the young, removing him will just cause stress.
Inbreeding is a no no,  you will need to seperate them before 6 months OOP, if you have two joey's then you could keep them in a seperate cage to mum and dad and by getting the male joey (if there are any) neutered.  


You do realise that mum and dad will continue to breed though don't you, and the only way to stop this is by getting him neutered, which is a very quick operation, I have all my male joeys neutered before they go to new homes.


You need to make sure you're feeding an optimum diet in order that mum can provide good nutritious milk for the joey and is still able to sustain her own health.   

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:19 pm
by othatgirl
The above info is excellent, so the only thing I could add is.....
Place a free ad online and ask for around $200-400. Females are usually $50 more. If you want more than just your two you can trade with another person.