oops. - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Mouse & Rat Discussion Twitching whiskers, tiny paws, and all else mouse or rat related.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
Part of the Pack
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 266
 
oops.

I did a bad thing today. I came home with a mouse.
I had sworn myself off of rodents, because as much as I love them, my mom hates them, and since I still live at home, I try to respect her, within reason, lol.
But today, I was at work, and I guess someone had brought in a mouse that they didn't want anymore. Well, the store put HIM in with the female mice (normally when someone surrenders a pet, they set up a cage in the front of the store and try to adopt it out, NEVER put them in with their own stock! this store was weird.) Anyways, this guy is huge, almost as big as a small rat. I noticed him when one of the employees brought another one over to show her the "Godzilla mouse". They pointed out that it was a boy, and didn't belong with the girls, and said he was free, so I said I'd take him.
I named him Hank. He's pretty sweet. He hates being picked up, but is totally calm once he's in my hand. His tail is kind of crooked, and he's got some healing cuts on him, most likely from fighting with another boy. I'd like to see the size of the mouse that dared to pick on this guy!
I'll get pics up within the week.

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
halfwaynowhere is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-19-2008, 11:27 PM
Paw-Talk Lifer
 
Kendalle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 5,083
  
hehe, been there. Thats great that hank is a sweetie. i'm sure you'll get him to be liked to be picked up. how did your mom take it?

I got rats and my mom grew to love them and even liked to hold one of them.

[/CENTER]

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kendalle is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 09:48 AM
Will It Ever Change?
 
mulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ottawa
Age: 35
Posts: 7,346
  
yay a new mousey!! glad to hear he's got a safe home with you can't wait for pics

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." - Amy Tan
mulder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2008, 10:29 AM
Zippy Chickenshorts
 
laydeerodentzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: UK, England, Bedford
Age: 24
Posts: 1,762
Blog Entries: 1
 
cant wait to see the piccies! My rat used to be like your mouse, I got him last week and he hated being grabbed, but once with me, he was attatched, now he does not mind much and is going to make the best rat ever!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Pipi my hamster
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Rayray
Chico-Rico
Cappuccino my ratties
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


RIP Arthur 10/04/08-22/11/09
RIP Pepper 13/01/08-15/03/10
RIP Husky 10/04/09-20/03/10
laydeerodentzz is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 07:14 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 129
 
Cant wait for pictures!
manyjumps93 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-22-2008, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
Part of the Pack
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 266
 
Hank is getting better with being held. He's a pretty mellow mouse, I can let him run around on the bed almost as if he were a rat, I just have to look out for him peeing, thats not fun. I just brought home a new cage for him. Its smaller than I would have liked, but all of the bigger cages had the bars spaced farther apart, or had some areas with big gaps in the bars. I was going to make him a cage, but Target no longer carries the mesh grids I was looking for, and this cage ended up being more cost effective than anything else. I saw one cage that was almost perfect, it had two levels, but the levels were connected by one of those plastic tubes, which I will never use again, they are too hard to clean. I think he's pretty happy in the cage I got, though.

4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
3 chickens
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora
halfwaynowhere is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2008, 01:35 PM
Will It Ever Change?
 
mulder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Ottawa
Age: 35
Posts: 7,346
  
congrats on the new cage! i'm glad the mousie is settling in nicely, do we get pics? lol

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." - Amy Tan
mulder is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-25-2008, 06:48 AM
RAT ADDICT
 
VanillaRat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Newfoundland
Age: 34
Posts: 19,199
  
Congrats on the little mousey!




* Lisa *

* To the world you are ONE person,but to a rat you are the world *


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

* It's a rat thing...you wouldn't understand! *
VanillaRat is offline  
Reply

Tags
female mice, male mice


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome