oh you'll love this, got 'em from a pet store closing sale. no one would buy them because they were adults already, t'was big momma, stella, and their brother. the brother was in a separate cage because he was attacking the girls. hence stella having no tail, and big momma having a crooked tail and chunks from her ear missing. and when i got them big momma also had fur missing. i think they were around 8 months old when i got them. big momma had her 1 baby left (all were sold i guess) and i just couldn't leave the girls there. the brother was apparently a nasty little thing. so i didn't take him (although i have nightmares over my guilt with that). i got all three girls for the price of one (they really wanted to get rid of them), the sales lady didn't bother to tell me not to use cedar chips (why the baby died i think) and sshe told me to keep them moving in your hands (she was like, looked like making a snowball, i think she was a snowball lol). when i got the girls home (since i went in there looking for a hedgehog or mouse) i bled the net dry for info on spiny mice, THEN found the info on never using cedar. unfortunatley, i was in such a hurry to set up a cage since they were in boxes. so, i set up cage, add mice, read on net, freak out, then baby dies. it was a bad night, iwas really upset. i can't handle knowing it my fault something dies again, its' not like it's old age....i can handle that, it's logical. anyways....the site i posted, heritage pets, i've talked with them. i didn't htink about the possibility they're 'genetically aggressive, so i agree i'll just keep them. especially remembering about the brother, now, there's no way i'm even LETTING them reproduce lol. *sigh* ok so, i have retard mice, what do i do....let them be i guess eh? i take care of them they're so cute i couldn't do otherwise. they have such gorgeous coats. i'm totally cool with having eye candy pets, they don't mind the cage cleaning, i think they play hide and seek/tag with me, they run up the brush and dustpan, up my arm, then back down. it's hands they seem to hate. last week in the bathroom, big momma actually contemplated climbing onto my leg, it was like a breakthrough. i got bit so much my adrenalin made following bites not hurt, almost made me faint though, shot the ole anxiety through the roof! a'ight, we'll see how this week goes, i promise to keep you posted, you have no idea how much i appreaciate this help, i'd be so lost without you!
"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." - Amy Tan