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Talking Photos! Exploding Mouse.

That is not a rat, but a VERY pregnant mouse! She may have had the litter since I took this earlier today; if not, she may have exploded!






Girl from earlier litter


I do not breed. The pet store I know got in too many from a breeder, so I grabbed all the females (five total including the mom) leaving the males. Any more litters and they likely would have ended up sadly. (You know what I mean).
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Wow! That's big!!! LOL... be sure to post pics of her litter when she has them. 8)

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Sure. I am re-posting the images owing to a glitch. Below:





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What a beautiful huge mouse.
Cant wait to see her tiny little children


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That is one big mouse. Good luck with the little ones.

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Awwww, When is she due?
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You tell me. I figured today! How much bigger can she get??

There are only females in the bin. I haven't checked it in six hours. If I see babies I will try to take a photo but it will be hard as she seems to be prone to nesting in a little box with a roof.
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Wanna know how much bigger can she get? I did a quick yahoo image search and I found this:





Scary, isn't it?

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holy moly. those poor mice. how can they even move?

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it looks like they ate golf balls! lol, good luck!


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Yes, I have heard they get tremendous!

Mine still has not given birth.

BTW, I held that one by the tail only for the two seconds it took to snap the photo.
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Well, it is a great thing that you brought them home! They are cute!


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Poor girl looks as if she's swallowed an orange whole!

Good luck with the little ones.


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She got even bigger in the days after those photos were taken!

But. . . the babies are here! I assume they were born last night, and the mom I can barely recognize - I have to look over markings as she is now the same size as her sisters. Sadly, one sister of the original five, was found dead today; natural causes I assume.





Mom on the right.









Note: I do not breed. She came pregnant from the pet store where they seemed over stocked.

Oh, I'm keeping them all.

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