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.
I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.
B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut
I am crazy about mice and always have been. I can still watch them for hours and be entertained. They are cute, smart, tenacious, funny, and extremely loving.
I will learn the most as I research questions (often asking my rodent expert friends on Facebook) that I can't automatically answer. I also learn as readers tell me what happens after they follow my advice. Please let me know what happens to your mouse, so that I can better help the next person.
Happy mice can purr, click their teeth, or lick you (rare). When a mouse stops to wash her whiskers it means she feels safe where she is. Mice in their nests can alternate between sleeping and washing with no break in between and this is adorable! They also alternate between washing themselves and washing another mouse if the other mouse gets in the way!
Although about 90% of mouse lovers are female (men aren't so drawn by 'cute'), many women are afraid of mice. Never push mice on someone. If she is often there, her curiousity WILL get the better of her and she will start to want to know about and see and pet and even hold them. I have watched this happen dozens of times.
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Hi Kerryn, I had never heard of that tree so I had to research it. There is definitely no evidence for toxicity to humans or rats and mice. Also the fruit sounds exquisitely delicious!! Would you
Dear Emma, How is he? He must be kept very very warm. He should be given antibiotics whether he has clear lungs or not. He could have another kind of infection. I recommend doxycycline and amoxicillin
Dear Navneet, I am very confused. How could mice born on the 7th of August have their eyes closed on the 21st of September? Or did you mean that all to be September? In that case when you wrote this
Dear Theresa, What is the situation now? I am truly sorry to have missed you. I was not getting my notifications. :( If you still have them, join my Facebook group and message me. I am the OP
Dear Kayla, Do not put the mouse down! I have seen too often these OCD mice pts and now I have seen some cured. Your vet will have to be creative but what has worked for other mice is haldol. I have