Mouse or other rodent thread!

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Does anybody else love rodents!? I currently have one elderly pet gerbil and a few colonies of mice!

An angora mouse testing out the new photoshoot box.
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I got some pics of my mice in their nests! They used to make bigger nests but unfortunately my old male died and his son isn't as good of a nest maker as he was.

Here's small nest that the mothers separated from the other nest because they didn't want their babies to be accidentally crushed.
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Here you can see the adults nest. Gwennie, Pineapple, and Cocoa are visible in this picture.
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I just looked over my young chocolates and a small buck seems to be getting reverse siamese points! Normally people wouldn't want that to happen in a show-type mouse but these chocolates are pet-type and I don't plan to focus on makeing them show-type. I mainly want the chocolates just for color but if I ever get tans then I will certainly separate some chocolates and start breeding chocolate tan show-type mice!
 

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I used to go to swap meets! I didn't know they were still doing them. I used to have some really really nice mice. A couple that would mop up at shows.
Nice! I've been looking for show quality mice while trying to breed my own to be closer to show quality. I haven't actually found show quality mice yet but I've made some progress with breeding the ears and tails of my mice to be more show quality. Notice that I said more show quality not actually show quality yet.
 

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here are some pics showing how I set up a mouse cage. I just use those plastic toats that you buy at the store. I usually either cut a hole in the lid and replace it with wire or create an entirely wire lid.

I fill the bottom of the toat with a cup to a cup and a half of pelletized bedding from TSC.
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Then I add a layer off straw. This pic is blurry.
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I also put some pelletized bedding in a little litter box in the corner. It's really just a small coffee can turned sideways in the corner.
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Then the food and water is water is added so that I can finally add the mice. (There's more than one mouse in there. They just enjoy making nests under the straw.)
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here are some pics showing how I set up a mouse cage. I just use those plastic toats that you buy at the store. I usually either cut a hole in the lid and replace it with wire or create an entirely wire lid.

I fill the bottom of the toat with a cup to a cup and a half of pelletized bedding from TSC.
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Then I add a layer off straw. This pic is blurry.
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I also put some pelletized bedding in a little litter box in the corner. It's really just a small coffee can turned sideways in the corner.
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Then the food and water is water is added so that I can finally add the mice. (There's more than one mouse in there. They just enjoy making nests under the straw.)
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Great setup! I used totes too. They work great. I drilled small holes around the sides, about 2 inches down from the lip.
 

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