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I got a Fancy mice who I thought was a male but turned out to be a female. I have a little house mouse who obviously was a male and managed to get in the tank with the little girl. I am the proud mommy mouse of 6 little bouncing mice. One escaped but he stays close to his mother and I am having trouble catching him, he is out smarting me, any suggestions I would appreciate.  

I split the boys up one at a time as they started to fight with each other 4 little boys and 1 little girl and 1 little boy named Runaway. but I think i made a mistake on one little mouse who I think is a little girl,who is named Filbert. The mommy -Princess- and the little girl-Pumpkin- are together_ I would like to send you a picture of the one I think is a girl and if he is. Can I put her back with her mommy? They were born Nov 4th. or is it too late?

I know you say people have trouble raising half Fancy/ half mouse but I have one going on 3 years. and he did try to nip me for over a year. I always let him think he was a Fancy Mouse, but he isn't. Its amazing when you give him the mini chocolate teddy grams how nice he became and is now one of the sweetest little mouse I have. They are worth keeping, a lot of work but worth every minute and they do come around.

Appreciate any input

Hi Leah,

And mice are the species where the babies to be proud of are *actually* bouncing!

You can put any females together at any age and expect very little chance of a problem. Yes you can send me a photo to identify. I think I am going to go "on vacation" (stop getting questions for a while) so you will have to use a followup to this or one of the other two.

I will have to remember that about the chocolate teddy grahams! What is the story on that guy?

I hope Filbert is not living with the boys! Though if she is, I have been wondering about the genetic patterns of second generation wild/tame mice. You must write back if that happens!

I will answer the other as soon as I have answers from a few people, but the way it is looking now might be a vet visit.




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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): **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: **** SEXING MICE: **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES:


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