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|Comment||OMG! The ideas on your blog about making toys are fabulus, a lot of them I havn't found online! I especially like the idea of stacked tissue boxes with a paper towel tube connecting them, and the idea of hanging a tube from the top of the cage! And as for diet, one of my mice is severely aleargic to wheat, (constantly scratching, red spots etc when I feed it to her) so I can't feed her commercial foods. I make my own mouse food. I'm very careful not to give them too much protien/fats. They get unlimited raw grains, about 2-3 cat kibbles each per day, 1-2 tiny pea-sized pieces of dried fruit each a day, and lots of other mouse-safe goodies to give them variety. Thanks so much for your help, hopefully my mice will get thin again with all your fun ideas! (plus I can take them out now, the doctor said I just have allergies)|
I can answer questions regarding mice as pets, mouse behavior, color and coat genetics, breeding techniques, and general health questions. I can help with caging and setup, nutrition, social issues, and what to do in most mouse emergencies (such as unplanned litters, injuries, fighting, etc.). I can also assist with questions pertaining to orphaned mouse pups, weaning litters, and questions of mating and birthing. I cannot answer questions about exotic or wild varieties of mice such as spiny or pygmy mice. *****FOR EMERGENCIES, anything requiring immediate medical intervention, PLEASE take your mouse to a professional veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator who works with mice as soon as possible! IMPORTANT RESOURCES: Raising Orphaned Mice: http://www.rmca.org/Articles/orphans.htm Orphaned Mice Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising Natasha's Your First Mouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share General Mouse Help: http://www.fancymice.info/ Mouse Info and Exotic Breeds: http://www.hiiret.fi/eng/species/
I have enjoyed the companionship of mice nonstop since 2004, and spent a year caring for them in a lab where I learned a great deal about their breeding, social needs, and health. I spent a few years breeding them, specifically working with albinos, marked mice, angora mice, and satins. My education never stopped - I am learning something new every day from current and well-established research thanks to the wonderful folks at the Jackson Laboratory, as well as from my wonderful mousey friends online. I also love learning from my terrific questioners here on AllExperts - you folks keep my passion for these amazing animals alive and well!
East Coast Mouse Association - expired, American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association - expired
Partial University for a B.S. in Microbiology, Partial University for a 2-year degree in Veterinary Technology (RVT cert), C.E. classes in pathogens, aseptic technique, genetics, and applications