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Post by GabbiLuvsMice Tue 28 Jun 2016, 1:09 am

MSMH! I want all of us to share our hacks for saving money when buying or making things for mice! Here is my contribution.

How to get the most are out of fleece fabric:
Fleece blankets can be found easily at thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army, I found one today that was listed for 4.99 but it was on sale for half off so I only paid about 2.50$! I would recommend looking for the blankets that are double layered (The ones tied together with tassels at the ends, bringing two pieces of fabric into one) because you get two pieces of fleece for one and then I cut the excess pieces of fabric that were used to tie it, and put them in my girl's cage and they use them as cozy bedding pieces! That way you can cut the sheets to your liking, while using almost all of the fabric!
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Post by MesaMouse Tue 28 Jun 2016, 3:32 pm

I love thrift stores and always find goodies for my mice and hermit crabs at Goodwill. Cute ceramic or plastic items make wonderful hides and, at under $3 each, are a huge savings over buying "legitimate" hides at a pet store -- for what you'd pay for one ceramic "house" at Petco/PetSmart, you could buy a half dozen different ones at a thrift shop!

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Post by Peachy Tue 28 Jun 2016, 4:03 pm

Love looking for mouse stuff at thrift stores. On Saturdays my mom and I spend a lot of the day visiting all of the ones close by. lol

Around Christmas, Wal-Mart had these 5' square fleece blankets for like $2.88 or something. I bought a bunch of them and used them for hammocks and toys, and I turned a couple into fleece yarn and crocheted a house. The girls have had it for over 7 months and it's still perfect, with a washing here and there. Smile

I also clean and reuse popsicle sticks, but that's mostly because they're not often super gross and I don't like to throw them out. lol
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Post by MouseLover Tue 28 Jun 2016, 8:14 pm

I always look for things in £1 shops. You can find all sorts of mouse-friendly items in there. Fleece blankets, ceramic pots, popsicle sticks etc.

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Post by Brynne Tue 28 Jun 2016, 10:18 pm

Can someone move this topic to general chat? (Sorry for moderating.)

-Free newspapers.

-Organic grains sold as people food in grocery stores.

-Craigslist- I've bought tanks and cages for $5. I've been gifted tanks, covers, lab cages, water bottles, home-bred mice and authentic lab mice, all for free!

-Dollar stores, thrift stores for very-low priced items.

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Post by GabbiLuvsMice Wed 29 Jun 2016, 7:32 pm

What section was it in Brynne?
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Post by River Wed 29 Jun 2016, 7:38 pm

It was in general mouse chat originally, but somehow got moved to members lounge.

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Post by Peachy Wed 29 Jun 2016, 7:45 pm

Lol. It was posted in Members Lounge and I moved it to General Mouse Chat.

Edit: I found a castle shaped candle holder at a thrift store for $2 today. I was going to buy a sand bucket from the Dollar Tree and cut a hole but the candle holder was even better... windows to peak out of! Yay.


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Post by River Wed 29 Jun 2016, 7:46 pm

Really? Thought I'd saw it in general chat first. Weird. Guess I missaw it!

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Post by GabbiLuvsMice Wed 29 Jun 2016, 7:47 pm

Ah I guess that was my bad! Sorry hehe, I think I wrote that late at night Rolling Eyes
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Post by Rodents rock! Wed 29 Jun 2016, 7:56 pm

abeona wrote:Lol. It was posted in Members Lounge and I moved it to General Mouse Chat.

Edit: I found a castle shaped candle holder at a thrift store for $2 today. I was going to buy a sand bucket from the Dollar Tree and cut a hole but the candle holder was even better... windows to peak out of! Yay.

You castle sounds really cool!
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Post by Brynne Wed 29 Jun 2016, 8:52 pm

This thread was in the members-only Off Topic section.  Since the thread is about mice, I thought it would benefit from being in in the general mouse chat section.

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Post by Peachy Thu 30 Jun 2016, 11:39 am

@Rodents rock! wrote:
abeona wrote:Lol. It was posted in Members Lounge and I moved it to General Mouse Chat.

Edit: I found a castle shaped candle holder at a thrift store for $2 today. I was going to buy a sand bucket from the Dollar Tree and cut a hole but the candle holder was even better... windows to peak out of! Yay.

You castle sounds really cool!

I'm excited to give it to them, but it would also match my bathroom so well. I'm torn. Razz

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Post by MouseLover Thu 30 Jun 2016, 1:29 pm

Ooh that is SO COOL Shocked it's a shame there wasn't more than one for sale.

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Post by peas Mon 04 Jul 2016, 8:07 am


Did you give it to them or did it go in the bathroom?

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