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.