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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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My mice need names

So I went to the pet store the Saturday looking for something to bring my hamster to the vet in. I couldn't help but wander over to the small animal section. First I noticed all of the teddy bear guinea pigs and it took everything in me not to buy them all. Then I looked at the mice and saw a while tank full of foxes and in another tank a bunch of solid colored mice and one little spotted guy. I wasn't planning on buying a pet but I just couldn't leave him there. So I bought him a tank and got him all set up in my bedroom.

Yesterday I realized that I never got anything for bringing my poor hammie to the vet. So back to the pet store I went. Once again, I had to take a look at the mice. I was looking at all the foxes, but most of them were males and I didn't want another male because I was thinking that in the future it's be easier to introduce another female instead of needing so many cages to keep males separate. But as I was leaving one little mousey poked her head up out of the bowl, and a second look proved that she was a female, so I just had to have her. I just can't bear the thought of leaving these guys there to be snake food!

So anyway, now my mice need names. I only have a few pictures of them and they came from my cell phone so I apologize for the quality but it's the best I could do.

The male is the spotted one (or borken or whatever word I'm supposed to use). I don't know if you can tell in the picture put he has a little white lightning bolt across his face so I though I'd name him after Harry Potter, but I don't particularly like the name Harry for him....

She's very sweet. He's still a bit more timid.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 02:42 PM
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Why dont you call the boy one scrabbers ( harry potter rat) and the girl one Luna ( another HP character).. lol

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Congrats! They are cute.

But I wanna tell you first off,do NOT house them together!
The female will get pregnant.Mice go into heat every 5 days or so and after having babies,12-24 hours after birth if housed with a male,she can get pregnant again! Thats hard on the female's body.Seperate them (if they are not already) and get a friend for the female.

As for names...I am not sure.




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The black one could be called Midnight,Raven,Ebony,Ashes,Ember or something like that! The spotted one could be Patches.Just suggestions.




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You could go all cutesy and name one Squiggly. lol
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I like luna for the girl

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You could go all cutesy and name one Squiggly. lol
Haha! Thats cute.
I would so name one that!
I miss my mice.




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Squiggly is kinda cute
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-10-2008, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Still no names, I'm so particular! But I'm thinking about naming the girl Gloria because she has a white belly, which makes her look a bit like a little penguin. Gloria is the name of the girlfriend in Happy Feet. Still not definite on that one though.

As for the little boy, I'm also still undecided. Vanilla_Rat suggested Patches, which I was trying out and ended up affectionately calling him Patch Adams, so I may just go with that.

I just don't know, such a touch decision!
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patch adams.. I love it!! xD
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Patch Adams is cute!




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They are all very cute names I like Patches
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My first male mouse ever was named Patches!




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