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Old 04-08-2010, 08:16 PM United States
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The nurse in me wants to share this rather clinical post. This is intended as a shared learning experience and a graphic warning to those who are considering breeding without foreknowledge.

Z5 was born today. It was our first experience with a mummified kit.
We thought at first it was a placenta... but the color was all wrong. I took it from the mama and knew this hard lump was no placenta. We're just thankful that our female passed the kit with no complications and still has one that is viable.

I keep close eye on weights and noticed that this female started losing weight about three and a half months into this, her first pregnancy. Dove's total weight gain from the time she was introduced to the male was 265 grams. Her one viable kit was born at 8am and weighed in at 51 grams. The mummified kit was passed at 2pm and weighed a mere 6 grams.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:31 PM United States
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Though I am sure you have experienced the loss before I am sure it is hard to have still born or malformed kits. Hope the mama is doing well.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:34 PM United States
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So sad...I'm so happy she is ok and passed a healthy baby. So sorry for you loss.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:36 PM United States
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how does this happen?? like i mean what goes wrong that would cause that? just trying to learn thats why im asking.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:52 PM United States
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Anything can go wrong, just like with humans. It's actually pretty common for a female to pass a partially reabsorbed kit with other healthy ones, sometimes as late as a week afterwards. I've had them come out from the size of a pea to a full blown kit. Always with live siblings though, never had one pass just by itself. Get one or two a year, most often all you hear is a "crunch crunch" because the female will eat them.
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Old 04-08-2010, 09:53 PM United States
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I'm so sorry for your loss, but thanks so much for sharing this knowledge with all of us.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:14 PM United States
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Anything can go wrong, just like with humans. It's actually pretty common for a female to pass a partially reabsorbed kit with other healthy ones, sometimes as late as a week afterwards. I've had them come out from the size of a pea to a full blown kit. Always with live siblings though, never had one pass just by itself. Get one or two a year, most often all you hear is a "crunch crunch" because the female will eat them.
tara, thanks for the info but the "crunch crunch" from the female eating them grossed me out lol and i have a veryyyy strong stomach .. but thank you for the answer. i was just curious
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:07 AM United States
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That is really interesting. Sad, but interesting. I am glad you posted it.

I understand why the females eat stillborn/defective babies, but it still... kinda grosses me out.
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:44 AM United States
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.....actually, the "crunch" is how I first knew it wasn't placenta. :P
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:03 AM United States
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That is really interesting. Sad, but interesting. I am glad you posted it.

I understand why the females eat stillborn/defective babies, but it still... kinda grosses me out.
Exactly what I was thinking.
It's kind of interesting to see the shape of the kit, as it wasn't fully formed.
But yeah, the crunching...eep!
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