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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 31st, 2013 6:50pm (Mar 31st 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The two mice we have had in separate segregation have happily been welcomed into the family! Mo and Yuki (Mo is a male multi mouse/rat and Yuki is a fancy mouse) have been in solitary confinement to check for illnesses, but have now served their time and joined the group. There were absolutely no issues, both are thrilled to be with others, and Mo especially has come out of his shell with sisters to live with!

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    Mo is about 8 weeks old, and will grow to be about twice the size of the others!! The mice also got a new cage, £25 second hand in excellent condition, supposed to cost £45! They went from this

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    to a huge three level cage with a plastic tank on the bottom and two levels in a wire cage above. It's brilliant, and is sold for gerbils. Only problems are that we had to block shut one of the doors as the holes were too big for mice (all the bar spacing etc is fine though ?!) and Donut is scared to climb down one of the ladders!!! Not sure what to do about that, they haven't been in 24 hours yet, and she's up with the food and water, so I'll wait and see how she does I guess...otherwise they might have to go back in the other cage which would be a huge shame...

    Yuki and Donut

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    Mo peeking from their nest :smile:

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    I LOVE mice!!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 31st, 2013 8:12pm (Mar 31st 2013)
     
    They're beautiful, Red; you'll have to move to a bigger house soon! :face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 31st, 2013 9:08pm (Mar 31st 2013)
     
    Gorgeous!! If Donut is scared of the ladder, can you get a ramp instead? Rat cages have both options available to them so maybe it'd be with a try?
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2013 3:12pm (Apr 2nd 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks both :) - Kate, funny you should say that as we tried it. We used a weird grippy material we found and glued wooden 'steps' to it. She still wouldn't come down, I lifted her down twice a day but she kept going up and was so scared to go back down, the fool! So they're back in the RUB *sigh* :tooth:

    Still love each and every one of them though!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2013 7:15pm (Apr 2nd 2013) edited
     
    What about hammocks for her to drop down onto? Or boxes? I've heard of dogs being afraid of stairs but never mice!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd, 2013 11:27pm (Apr 2nd 2013)
     
    Lovey new babies Red, hope you can work out the ladder for shy little Donut.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd, 2013 5:50pm (Apr 3rd 2013)
     
    Posted By: KatebWhat about hammocks for her to drop down onto? Or boxes? I've heard of dogs being afraid of stairs but never mice!!


    ...or a Stannah stairlift? Bless her, I hope she gets the hang of things soon!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 12:03pm (Apr 16th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah shoot we didn't think of a hammock!

    We put the mice back in a slightly larger RUB, so they still got a new place to explore, and the gerbilarium was left empty...for a while :bigsmile:

    We now have two gerbils; Char (pronounced Shar) and Cole. Char is white with red eyes and Cole is white with very slight brown tail and toes! They are gorgeous and hilarious to watch (although we seem to have thick gerbils in that they can't work out how to dig tunnels!!) and are very brave too, enjoying a stroke as they pass the door.

    Both dogs love them as they have a habit of tipping food out the side of the cage which the dogs scoff, and Zoey in particular gets highly excited when they're up and about! I'll try post some pics :smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 3:41pm (Apr 16th 2013) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I put up a video of the mice having playtime too!



    And the gerbils, Cole:

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    And both of them!

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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 4:52pm (Apr 16th 2013)
     
    Beautiful, Red; you're getting a veritable zoo, cherub!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 7:37pm (Apr 16th 2013)
     
    You just can't resist can you! A pet-packed household is a happy household. It must be like canine tv for Kasper and Zoey!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 16th, 2013 8:49pm (Apr 16th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm a sucker for animals in need! These two were from the P@H animal adoption centre, they were unwanted pets. Poor boys!

    Today we found a stray dog (I'll post pics at some point, she was adorable!) and spent 40 minutes knocking on doors to try find her owner to no avail. After the really (not) useful dog warden said he *should* be able to pick the dog up today (!!!) we ended up taking her to our vets, They scanned her and thankfully she had a chip, and they kept her to return to the owners - yay!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 17th, 2013 8:04pm (Apr 17th 2013)
     
    What great news! I'm sure her owners will be overjoyed. Well done Pet Detective!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 18th, 2013 7:55pm (Apr 18th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thankyou :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 20th, 2013 8:44pm (Apr 20th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The mice have a pretty cool home this week :smile:

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    Mo seems to approve!

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    He's almost caught up in size to the rest now (you can see Donut and Harley in the background). He could grow up to 2 - 3 times their size eventually!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 21st, 2013 2:18pm (Apr 21st 2013)
     
    What an exciting place they've got! I do love rodents, they're very funny!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd, 2013 3:57pm (Apr 22nd 2013)
     
    O no, they've wrecked it! Was it a party?I hope you make them tidy it up neatly...:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2013 10:27am (Apr 25th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I should have known when I found those empty bottles...

    They have a new cage! It's really nice and they seem to really like it. I shall have pics up pronto!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 25th, 2013 10:40am (Apr 25th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

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    Harley checking out the new digs :)
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2013 7:43am (Apr 26th 2013)
     
    ha ha that mice video is so funny watching them dash aound the PURPLE circle Red.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 26th, 2013 9:15pm (Apr 26th 2013)
     
    I'd missed the video! Made me giggle too, especially when the second one jumps on!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2013 3:20pm (Apr 27th 2013)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I love that, poor Mo just spinning in circles :laugh:

    TM, my hair is purple at the moment!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 27th, 2013 8:36pm (Apr 27th 2013)
     
    I love the new cage you got for them, Red. The video was cute, the way they were running on the wheel, wow can they run fast.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2013 7:52am (Apr 28th 2013)
     
    oooh Red I love the sound of that I had a big purple streak a few years back in amongst the red. Am due to get the red 'revived' this week hhmmm maybe go all out!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 28th, 2013 1:00pm (Apr 28th 2013)
     
    Yes, go for it Julie; but we'll need a pic. Come to that we could do with a pic from Red! I have a white streak (natural.Not normal, but natural) in my hair and when I go completely white I shall get it dyed purple.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 29th, 2013 6:47pm (Apr 29th 2013)
     
    You're all mad!!!!
    (Says she with the boring, straight, mousy brown hair!)
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 3:17pm (Apr 30th 2013)
     
    I can be up there in an hour with some hair dye,Kate...:face-devil-grin:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 6:52pm (Apr 30th 2013)
     
    Er, think I'll pass for now thanks. Seems boring and mousy is 'different' on this forum, so I'll be the radical one without purple hair!!!:crazy: :fingersear:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 7:25pm (Apr 30th 2013)
     
    Kate, I have mousy brown hair too..no purple here either...hmmm..wonder what I'd look like with purple hair ¿¿...nope..not gonna try it.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeApr 30th, 2013 8:44pm (Apr 30th 2013)
     
    I'm with the mousy brown hair brigade - well I was, until it started going white...
    I dyed it mousy for years until I realised that folks thought I was a lot younger (lucky me really) and didn't give respect for my age.
    Once I let it grow out I found I get a seat in the bus and my case lifted off trains etc.,
    I'm definately not going back to colours!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2013 3:03pm (May 1st 2013)
     
    :rolling: Love it - well thought out Ollie! When I'm white with a purple streak d'you think I'll get a seat on the bus?
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMay 1st, 2013 6:42pm (May 1st 2013)
     
    Hadn't thought of that Ollie, good point! CC I think you'll get 2 seats on the bus-no one will sit next to the "crazy lady with the purple streak" !!!:face-devil-grin:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd, 2013 2:37am (May 2nd 2013)
     
    Posted By: Kateb-no one will sit next to the "crazy lady with the purple streak


    :lol:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd, 2013 4:58am (May 3rd 2013)
     
    he he he he:face-devil-grin::face-smile: