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I wanted to know he to tame a skittish mouse (Her name is Athena) and how to teach (breezi who is taming) to come to me when called.

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Hi,

Here, for Athena:

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Mice-3824/2011/7/frightened-mouse.htm

And for Breezi-- not all mice are really smart enough for that, but I would do it like this: Two people, one table, mouse on table. You have followed enough of there steps in the preceding answer that the mouse  trusts you for treats. Something like a little soy yogurt is great; or half a sunflower seed or a rice krispie.  

Mouse is on one side, one person calls he rename and the other guides her toward that person, who gives her a treat. Then the other person does. Guide her until she has figured it out.

Likely she may just learn the tone of voice rather than her name as opposed to another word-- don't expect the two to learn different names. That doesn't matter :)

Have fun!

Squeaks n giggles,

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.

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

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

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