I now have 2 mice as of 2 weeks ago. They are both males.
I took in the last of this horrible young girl's pets (Simon and Maggie, Loki and Dashi wer hers as well. This time I took in a sickly dwarf hamster, and 4 mice.
The hamster, Belle, was taken in by my vet clinic, where they will remove her damaged eye, and rehome her to one of the staff. The 2 little girl mice went home last week to the vet tech who adopted their messed up but sweet sister (RIP), took in Dad and had him neutered.
This left me with 2 boy mice.
Boy 1 is Stuart. He's a doll, smells very little and is a lot like a miniature rat. He is just like his mom Dashi (who I took in when she was sick, got her better, fell in love, then she developed an abdominal mass. I was devastated when she passed. Stuart has a URI I am treating but he is so good about his meds
Boy 2 is Dudley-Do-Bite the 2nd. He was terrified of hands and would bite them if grasped. Duds is a typical male mouse, very stinky and he actually smells like shrimp. He had a foot injury from when the girl's drunk father was carrying the cages (to the garage?!) and fell over his girlfriend.
Dudley started off petrified, but going slowly, and giving him his very first wheel helped a lot.
Then I started working with him. We now have a method where he crawls from the cage door to my arm, and then comes Out...he practically dives on my arm now. He's become sweet, I kiss and pathim all the time...he's really come around.
The cages for them aren't that special but as a rat rescuer, most of my cages have bigger bar spacing. I am lookin gfor another cage that looks like Stuart's for Dudley, but for now it will have to do...better than a snake's tum as that's where they were heading if I didn't take them.
BUT a local hammock maker is sending me a whole set of tiny mouse-sized hammocks for the boys, so I'll be sure to post them later on