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Intro after a bit of skulking around

Post by CAPSLOCK on Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:43 pm

I've been skulking around for a little bit, but thought I'd do an intro now that I have gotten my little ladies!  

Yesterday I adopted 4 black female mice from the animal shelter where I work.  I'd been researching as well as acquiring quite a pile of supplies in anticipation, waiting for some mice to arrive needing a new home.  I've got them in a 20g tank.

The story was that the owner wasn't cleaning their cage because they weren't friendly, and she was getting "complaints."  I have no idea how scuzzy a mouse tank has to get before you get complaints...  

The gals are supposed to be about 6 months old.  One has about a centimeter of white on the end of her tail, one's tail is all black, and the other two each have a tiny white tip.  Haven't figured out how to tell those two apart yet.  

When I've put my hand in, no one has attempted to come after me, nor are they overly scared, so I think they'll come around nicely.  I have been letting them settle in and haven't tried picking anyone up yet.  

These are my first mice.  Years and years ago, I had hamsters, and then guinea pigs and rats.  I'd taken a rodent hiatus for the last 8 years and am excited to have little furry faces again!

I'm looking forward to continue learning about these fascinating little lives and being a member of this community.

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Post by Peachy on Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:55 pm

Hi, Becky! The mouse in my avatar is named Becky. Razz

Congrats on your mice! I've seen your posts but didn't realize you didn't have any, yet. It's wonderful that you were able to rescue those poor girls. I hope you'll have fun with them! Smile
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Post by CinnamonPearl on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:03 pm

Welcome! Congrats on your new girls. Self blacks are some of my favorites (though I guess one is technically a broken black). Best of luck!

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Post by CAPSLOCK on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:08 pm

Thank you.

I love black animals - in this case it'd be nice if there was some variation for ID purposes though.

I'll snag some pics of them in the next few days, as well as their new digs!

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Post by Artistwolf on Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:22 pm

That's great! What a horrible situation you got them from. Like, they're not friendly? Then the owner should have just worked harder on it! Sigh. Doh
Anyway, they sound adorable!! I'd love to see photos!!

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Post by MouseLover on Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:50 am

Woo! Congrats! Dance

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Post by CallaLily on Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:13 am

hello3 Congrats on your new mice.

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Post by MesaMouse on Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:17 am

Yay! Yahoo Lucky mice! They'll have a wonderful home with you...and a clean tank Giggling .

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Post by River on Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:16 pm

The last two sound just like my black girl - did you check the toes to see if there's nny difference on the whiteness there of not? Either way, you'll learn. Sounds cute!

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Post by Rodents rock! on Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:06 pm

Welcome Becky! Glad you adopted those girls. And even if they weren't friendly, that is no excuse for the prior owner not to clean the tank. My mouse, Mickey, is new and I haven't been able to pick him up yet, but I clean his tank. In fact I did it tonight. I just held a plastic critter carrier in his tank and put a cardboard roll and some food in there and he couldn't resist getting in. He kept busy in there while I cleaned his tank, then when his tank was all ready for him, I held the carrier down in the tank and he crawled out and started exploring his clean tank.
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Post by libbylovesmice on Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:14 pm

That's no excuse to not clean their tank! Well, I'm glad they have a great new home with you. They sound adorable!

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