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Old 01-25-2014, 03:20 AM
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Well I got 2 mice..

Well I got 2 female mice from petco a couple weeks ago. Then I noticed she got really, really fat. And a couple days later, what would you know it, a bunch of bubs popped out of her.

They are the cutest thing ever! Like honestly, how could someone not resist the noises they make?!?



They're 4 days old, and that's a photo of it compared to a dollar coin.

Right now I hear momma's feeding them, as they've suddenly become quite vocal, haha. Weird little mummy things! I can't wait until they're fluffy but not quite at the hopping stage, since then they won't chill as fast. 10 babies, mom has been doing a great job!

They're so cute though! I love the way that even though one was pregnant, the 'Nanny' still is as attentive, if not more, than the mom. It's adorable.

Kiwi isn't allowed to see or interact with them, though he's heard the babies and few times and keeps trying to sneak into the bathroom. Bad birdy.

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Old 01-25-2014, 04:40 AM
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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

Ohhh, so small. Keep updating us with a new photos of them.
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Old 01-25-2014, 08:18 AM
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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

Oooohhhh! Adorable!!!! I did exactly the same thing about ten years ago. It led to me getting right into fancy mice and breeding them for - well - about ten years. Mice are awesome! They're clever and funny and snuggly and just the most gorgeous little guys. I like them much better than rats. You can teach them tricks (just like parrots) and have great fun building them toys and mazes (just like parrots). The very first thing you need to do when they're about two weeks old and before they're three weeks is sex them and separate the boys. If you don't... well... you know what happens! You really must post pictures for us so we can enjoy your little mousie family.

Oh, and yes, the Aunty will help care for the litter. She may even lactate and begin feeding them. Our Cecelia did that when Angela got sick and tired of nursing. The other thing you need to do is keep your lovely girlies quite safe from wicked wild mice. Wild mice will sneak in and have their evil way with your girlies and you will have a population explosion of semi-feral mice. Sadly, they don't survive in captivity and all will die, which is extremely sad for their Mothers and for you.

Oh, I'd love to get another few little mice to play with... but I do think my marriage would reach some kind of explosive point if I did. My dear, dear husband is quite saintly about the mess my birds make of his home and I do think he was secretly pleased when we buried our last little mouse, so better not tempt Fate.

One last thing: you'll find that if you clean your mouse cage/tank every second or third day, the smell will be less than if you clean every day. Mice like their own aroma and if you clean their home, they'll purposely go around spraying it all over with eau de souris to make it nice and homely again, especially the boys.

Oh and another last thing: if you plan on keeping all your kittens, you'll need to have a bachelor pad for the boys. It's said you can't keep male mice together, but I've done it successfully many times with litter mates. So long as the boys are always housed together, you won't have problems. Take one out overnight, though, and he'll have trouble moving back in - his brothers will challenge him and there'll be fights.
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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

They are adorable! Are you going to keep them?
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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

I just learned SO much about mice that I never would have known otherwise!! LOL! Quite interesting.

Quote: Originally Posted by Betrisher View Post
Oooohhhh! Adorable!!!! I did exactly the same thing about ten years ago. It led to me getting right into fancy mice and breeding them for - well - about ten years. Mice are awesome! They're clever and funny and snuggly and just the most gorgeous little guys. I like them much better than rats. You can teach them tricks (just like parrots) and have great fun building them toys and mazes (just like parrots). The very first thing you need to do when they're about two weeks old and before they're three weeks is sex them and separate the boys. If you don't... well... you know what happens! You really must post pictures for us so we can enjoy your little mousie family.

Oh, and yes, the Aunty will help care for the litter. She may even lactate and begin feeding them. Our Cecelia did that when Angela got sick and tired of nursing. The other thing you need to do is keep your lovely girlies quite safe from wicked wild mice. Wild mice will sneak in and have their evil way with your girlies and you will have a population explosion of semi-feral mice. Sadly, they don't survive in captivity and all will die, which is extremely sad for their Mothers and for you.

Oh, I'd love to get another few little mice to play with... but I do think my marriage would reach some kind of explosive point if I did. My dear, dear husband is quite saintly about the mess my birds make of his home and I do think he was secretly pleased when we buried our last little mouse, so better not tempt Fate.

One last thing: you'll find that if you clean your mouse cage/tank every second or third day, the smell will be less than if you clean every day. Mice like their own aroma and if you clean their home, they'll purposely go around spraying it all over with eau de souris to make it nice and homely again, especially the boys.

Oh and another last thing: if you plan on keeping all your kittens, you'll need to have a bachelor pad for the boys. It's said you can't keep male mice together, but I've done it successfully many times with litter mates. So long as the boys are always housed together, you won't have problems. Take one out overnight, though, and he'll have trouble moving back in - his brothers will challenge him and there'll be fights.
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:39 PM
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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

LOL Betrisher.. You've got me quite set up!

I don't plan on keeping all of them, though I have extra cages and could probably keep a pair of sisters, and a male. I've got 6 cages, and that'd occupy 3. Not sure if I want a boy though, since I'm not exactly planning to breed again..

Yep yep, bachelor pad for the boys.

From what I read though its best to remove them at 4 weeks (exactly)? That it'll make the babies stronger and healthier? And that they can't impregnate each other until *after* 4 weeks, so if you seperate them on the dot it's ok?
I trust you but that's what I read, haha.

I didn't realize mice & wild mice could breed! They're in a pretty secure home, but I'll watch out.
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5 days old and boy are they active and STRONG! Taking a photo was hard, they wouldn't settle down
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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

They ate one only 9 babies left.


The babies are getting all flaky, their fur should be coming in soon!

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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

Quote: Originally Posted by SpotsandSally View Post
They ate one only 9 babies left.


The babies are getting all flaky, their fur should be coming in soon!
Yes, they do it sometimes. Hope that other 9 will grow up fast. What are you going to do with so many mice?
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Re: Well I got 2 mice..

Aww I had mice as a kid, found an amazing video the other day of mice doing all kinds of awesome tricks! They are super cute once they get fur!
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