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hi, I've been keeping and breeding mice for 3 years now, yesterday someone left the mouse breeding room door open and my cat ate my 2 favorite mice yogi and bonnie, bonnie was pregnant and he threw up her intestines and the babies in side her. i was so sad and it makes me upset seeing empty cages knowing there are so any mice going to be fed to snake or at shelters. i just adopted a few feeders but because of the cat incident i have an extra cage so i wanted to get a mouse from a breeder. i am pretty sure no matter how much i want some african pygmy dormice are illegal to get imported, if u know any breeders id like to know. if i can't get them i was wondering if u knew any breed beside fancy mice that are avaiible in us?
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sincerely
hadley

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Dear Hadley,

I am terribly sorry about your loss. Those poor, terrified little mice. What a horrible, horrible, horrible death.

As long as you have a cat and can't protect the mice, I can't help you get more. It would be wrong of me to do so, and my job is to make mice happy and healthy.

I recommend the sort of pet that cats don't eat, until you can either move away from the cat or it from you. Another aquarium pet like one of those amazing pretty frilly lizards where the ruff stands out when they are aggressive.

Best of luck,

Natasha  

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

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I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

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B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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