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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2004, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Success with Cheddar!!!

A week ago I was able to hold Cheddar for the first time without been bitten or having Cheddar jumping off my hand! 8) I've been lifting her with a plastic cup and dropping her on my hand. She's still very very afraid of me, but she's slowly coming around 8) She even ate a bit while sitting on my hand! hehehe I'm so happy! Here are a couple of her in my hand (you can note that she's very afraid, but not jumping off anymore!)




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Way to go! :hpydance: She's so cute!
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awww...she is very cute.

I know how you feel, my girls are very skittish lately, and I am also working on it with them!
I think you are doing all the right things, though. First of all, the best way to disolve a mouse's fears of you is to handle them more, even if they do bite or try and jump, because this will let them know they are in no danger, because they will always return safe and sound to their home afterward. And also, it is good to feed her in your hand, because that acts as kind of a reward. It gives her some incentive to be in your hand.

Good luck! I am glad for you and cutie Cheddar!

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She is very cute, congrats on your success so far!

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That's great news!! She's just adorable too!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2004, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! 8)

I forgot to mention.. I've had Cheddar for around 5-6 months now... so it's been a long road since I got her.. hehe

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omg! cheddar is adorable! i never had trouble w/my mice because i started holding them when they were a week old, and patch would do anything for food! i havent had the "luck" of being bitten by my mice
well have fun, she looks like she kinda likes you..........


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LOL.. When I got Cheddar she was an adult already, and picked up of the feeder tank.. sooooo... you can imagine she hasn't been held much... hehe

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