Im new here, so Ive decided to post some mousey pictures.
First Ill tell you our little story! Well around last december, my boyfriend and I got two mice (thats right count them TWO! I now have 19 can anyone take a guess at how that happened?) we got the cage and everything we needed for them (habitrail mini) and went home. Never thought to check thier sexes.
When I got home I remembered and checked and one looked like a girl, and the other, a boy. Well by then I already loved them both (Rex and Skweekers) so we decided to go back, get another cage and two more mice, so none of them would be alone (no one told me that male mice fight!). One of the pet stores
near by was having a sale on Habitrail, so we got the habitrail from them, but got the mice from the same place we bought the others, out of the same batch and everything. Well were about to check out, when we see the manager and start to talk to her, she said that all of the mice in there are males, so she takes a look at the one i thought was a female and tells me that its a male but his .. "members" havnt dropper yet. She said that all of them would be fine in the one habitrail. So we bought them also. So then we had four "males", Skweekers, Rex, Blackie and Kuriboh. Well a few days later Kuiboh starting losing his fur. We called the pet store
back and talked to them, and said he is probally being bullied and should separte them, Luckily we didnt take back the other cage, so we set it up and put him in there. They also said that if we kept the cages next to each other so they could smell each other, then they could be introduced again, when he got better. So we did that and a while later, we went to clean the cage, and found a VERY fat Blackie, and four mini mice! So we checked everyone and took Skweekers out of the cage and put him in with Kuriboh, not thinking there would be any problem (Kuribohs fur had all grown back). A couple of days later when we went to get them, Skweekers was bleeding, him and Kuriboh had a fight and it was really bad. We had gotten a new cage for him, so we put him in there and did our best to keep him here. Unfortuntly, short after that, he passed away. (This was also within the week my Nana passed, and I was quitting smoking! How nice is that?) Also a few days later Blackie had 12 babies! Blackies four babies went to a friend of mine, but we still had the 12 babies left, We eventualy separated them, but it wasnt soon enough. Blackie and Clover (who Rex was re-named) had another 12 babies EACH! We lost some of them, and some were givin away to be pets, but we still have Blackie and Clover and 17 babies! Not all in one cage, the 10 females share two cages put together with tubes and lots of hides and look outs and each male, who is now adult, has his own cage (it takes me a good 2 hours on cleaning days) Kuriboh has never been well, and he has also passed away now. At some point he had almost every problem a mouse culd have, he lost his fur three times, had an eye infection, couldnt go to the washroom by himself, respitory infection everything. He was so tame because of all the time we spent giving him meds and helping him feel better. He was such a sweet mouse! It came so suddenly too, he had lost his fur again, and was starting to grow it back again when he died, we thought he was getting better, but .. no.
Here is Skweekers. He was so sweet, from the day we got him he would never run away or bite or anything, just sit on us and squeak! He has now passed away.
Skunkee had a vitamin deffinency we think, we lost all use of his back legs and stopped eating. We had to get him put down and it was one of the hardest things Ive had to do. I miss him terribly.
He was one of Blackies babies.
Here we have Clover, formerly known as Rex.
Blackie, she is the mommy of the babys below.
Skweekers and Skunkees Grave Site
Sadly, we dont have any pictures of Kuriboh, but he was brown and white like Clover.
Again, sorry for this being so long, I hope everyone enjoys the photos!