Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rocklin, CA
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I actually have my girls deliver in a big cardboard box. I line the bottom with sick-on shelving paper, and have lots of old towels in there. That way, all the mess is contained in the box, and the box goes straight out to the garbage when she is done, and she and the babies get to move right into a nice clean nursery area.
My hubby made me a wonderful nursery box that we raise the puppies in for the first 4-5 weeks. Its wooden with tall sides, and a front that folds down half way (or folds up and locks). This way momma can be in the box with her babies, and doesn't get stressed out when my other dogs are around the box because she can't see them. It's big enough that at 3 weeks I put a pee-pad holder with pee-pads in one side of it, and the other side is for sleeping. I just love it! We store it in the garage with all the other whelping/raising puppy supplies in it when it's not in use.
When the babies are around 5 weeks, I move them to an x-pen~
Here are a couple pics of the box, I know it's hard to see, but these are all I have on the laptop~
Paws.....and reflect on what life has given you~
Last edited by MopTop Havanese; 08-11-2010 at 01:04 AM.