After Midna passed away I decided to try to get Aryll to get along with chèvre and majora. Cheng ting has been plucking Aryll’s fur like crazy and actually gave her a good nik from over grooming so I want her to heal.

She’s squabbling quite a bit with the two girls but hopefully it doesn’t last too long or get out of hand. Ill keep a close eye on them until they get along or separation is needed.

After Midna passed away I decided to try to get Aryll to get along with chèvre and majora. Cheng ting has been plucking Aryll’s fur like crazy and actually gave her a good nik from over grooming so I want her to heal.

She’s squabbling quite a bit with the two girls but hopefully it doesn’t last too long or get out of hand. Ill keep a close eye on them until they get along or separation is needed.

It really doesn’t get any easier…

Midna passed away today. I found her in her cage with a broken spine and she died in my hands. I presume she fell while climbing upside-down on the mesh lid like she always does leaving her with a fatal spinal injury.

and honestly I’m not okay dealing with her death right now…

Midna’s finally starting to grow attached to me where she greets me every time I come near the cage. Her two cagemates still hide but they’re coming around. 

But now she’s taken to hopping right onto my hand without hesitation and I probably spent five minutes putting her back and letting her climb back on over and over. It seemed like she was really enjoying herself by using me as a playground and I couldn’t be happier!

List of Mouse terms

Often while talking about my mice, I have some people ask me about what certain terms mean so here I am to make a reference list for those who are curious or want to learn more about mouse care. Some may apply to other rodents as well but I have only had direct, extensive experience with mice

I’ll put it under a cut so I don’t stretch dashboards

fellow mouse owners are welcome to suggest additions to the list

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Mousy Update

you see this lil fat turd?

This is what she does to her cagemate

it’s a behavior called Barbering in which a mouse plucks the fur and whiskers out of either herself or her cagemates

She’s done this to both of her sisters who have since been separated. This is Aryll, a completely unrelated mouse. She wasn’t getting along with any of my other females so I put her in with Cheng Ting, a more dominant mouse.

Unfortunately, while they’re getting along, Cheng Ting won’t stop barbering her and it’s getting worse. Its a near impossible habit to break, as she’s exhibited this behavior for over a year now so Cheng Ting will be rehomed very soon, hopefully.

I need Aryll to recover and grow her fur back so I’ll be trying my best to introduce her to the other females again so they may live in peace with one another. I’m hoping to obtain a long 20 gallon tank for them to live in and sell one of my 10 gallons

Meanwhile, this means I’m taking a break from breeding until I can get an arrangement going that is best for all mice involved.

well at least they’re not fighting over it unlike quite a few mice of mine in the past

thesaroinehero:

cheeziesmice:

Midna why this

SPIDERRAT SPIDERRAT DOES WHATEVER A SPIDERRAT CAN

except she’s a mouse lol

linkseyebrows:

Midna has had a second reabsorbed litter and I think it’s time to retire her from breeding. She obviously has a problem keeping her litters to term and the one time she did, she had an incredibly small litter of only two pups.

I do have the option of minor inbreeding, however, and the best route to go would be to breed Pipit to Aryll since she’s his aunt and not directly related but still within the gene pool where I can still breed Satin Rex mice.

I could also go the route of breeding Majora to her dad or brother or Link to his sister Aryll.

I’ve done a lot of research and reading up on it and weighed my options before I even considered inbreeding the mice and as long as I’m not breeding generation after generation into each other relentlessly to the point of deformed and suffering offspring, I should be fine.

I only plan to do this probably once or twice to get the desired results and get mice out to people who really want them.

Many breeders do it and sometimes it’s all you can do when your breeding supply is limited.

For now, I’m going to wait a bit until I can possibly get all my girls to get along in one big cage instead of two ten gallons. 

Midna why this

Male agouti satin rex up for adoption

If you live in the Metro Detroit area in Michigan or can make it to this area, he could be all yours. He was born on May 23rd 2014.

I’m unable to keep him and would be more than happy to find him a new loving home.

He’s a little skittish inside the cage but handles being picked up very well and will snuggle up to the nape of your neck

If you’re interested, please don’t hesitate to contact me and we can work out arrangements as soon as possible.