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|Comment||Thanks so much! I will try all of these out with little Leo (we've decided on this name for a few reasons, one being we can just see the intelligence in his eyes, even more so it seems than other mice, so it's partially derived from Leonardo Da Vinci) My parrot Hiccup is also 'helping' out. He's been very gentle with him, and even sneaks him some seeds. He did steal a whole raspberry right out of his mouth last night, however, so i think a little sibling rivalry might be starting. It's been helping a lot with his jumpyness around larger animals to be with hiccup, because he is no longer so terrified of larder birds flying by outside the window or when we take his cage outside. I'll let you know the results of your advice!|
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
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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