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Discussion in 'Rodents' started by blade100, Jan 27, 2012.


  1. blade100

    blade100 PetForums VIP

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    here he is,his name is bobby
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    his home,bit bare at the moment but will be buying more bits for him at wk end.
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    spot bobby?
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    he's around 4 months? though not too sure.
    he was from my local pet shop he'd fathered a load of babies and they'd all sold leaving him there.he's been in the shop for qiute some time.
    the last time i owned meece was when i was 10 yrs old! so 17 years ago.
     
  2. JustGenny

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    EEEEK! lol :p
     
  3. zany_toon

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    :eek: He is so massive, where on earth did you find the space for him? :lol: He is gorgeous! Is that the mini silent spinner he has? Check to make sure that he doesn't curl his tail over his back, most mice are too big for the mini one and he could hurt his spin if the wheel isn't big enough, for most mice the regular silent spinner is best :) Well done on you giving him a new home :) He looks so cheeky peeking at you between the bars :)
     
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    Oh he's a little sweetie pie :001_wub::001_wub::001_wub:
     
  5. tagalong

    tagalong PetForums Senior

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    aww I loves meeces they are so small and perfect
     
  6. blade100

    blade100 PetForums VIP

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    Yes I think it is the small one though he hasn't even tried to use it yet as there's no pee pee in it.
    I'll look at getting another one for him what size do u recommend for a mouse?

    How old would u say he is?

    He is rather yummy. And tame!
     
  7. blade100

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    Ah yes just re read and u say the regular size one. Ok.

    Also thought I'd ask the bar spacing on this cage is 0.7mm is that ok?
     
  8. blade100

    blade100 PetForums VIP

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    Right is the medium flying saucer any good? It's 6.5inches the silent spinner I currently have is only 4.5inch.
    Thanks
     
  9. niki87

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    How are you holding him...you must be super strong :) He is very very gorgeous!!!
     
  10. bewitched

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    Aww little Bobby is gorgeous. ANd those ears are just lush!
     
  11. thedogsmother

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    Thats one of those miniature rats, Ive got some of those too ;). He is really really really really kerrrr yooot, the bar spacing on the cage will be fine for him, he looks like a nice big mousie err I mean miniature ratty ;)
     
  12. blade100

    blade100 PetForums VIP

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    Do you know I don't know how I managed to pick him up! I must be superwoman.:D
    What do u mean mouse???? It is not a mouse!......... Is it? :001_tongue:

    Bobby enjoyed some chicken last nite and a nice chicken bone.
    Am I ok to feed him my rat food?
    He seems to eat it fine he also gets some wild bird seed as he loves munching on them and he likes millet.


    Thanks
     
  13. blade100

    blade100 PetForums VIP

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    Forgot to ask is it normal for a male mouse to pong so much?
    My hubby went a bit mad when he came home to the smell.
    I only had him a day and he stunk to high heaven.

    I've got him on Eco bed and paper cat litter untill I can get more megazorb I'm going back to that as my rats reek on Eco bed its not good at masking smells and I'm having to clean the base out every 4 days.:nonod:
     
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    Aww he's cute!
    Yes it is, mine smells on anything but megazorb!
     
  15. thedogsmother

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    When I had un neutered males they only smelt when I changed their cages, after that I never fully cleaned them, I cleaned half the cage and they didnt feel the desire to scent mark as much. They always have a bit of a musky smell but if you start cleaning half the cage you will probably find its not too bad. My rats and mice eat the same as each other, its best to avoid peanuts for mice as a huge amount of them are allergic to them.
     
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    blade100 PetForums VIP

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    Ok thank you.
    I've just been out and bought him some more bits and a bigger wheel, not that he's been using it! Lol

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    Do any of you use hay?
    And hammocks?
     
  17. thedogsmother

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    The cage looks like a dream cage for a mousie, dont know why youve done it like that for your miniature rat though :confused: ;). I have hammocks and tubes attached to the roof and sides of the cage, they like to use them as walkways and you can hang treats from the roof so it makes it just that little bit harder to get to them. as far as hay goes I dont use it, I found that a few of them got itchy when I used it in the past so I just use tissue now as a bedding material and shredded paper for most of the cage.
     
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    blade100 PetForums VIP

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    Thanks tdm.
    Also me being thick did the bar spacing wrong it's no 7mm it's 11mm is that ok? He's Been in it for two days and not got out. He's quite chunky too.
     
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    He so cute! I've only had females so the Eco Pet does good for me, i use hay always have my mice love it but i do give shredded tissue paper and newspaper aswell so they have the choice too, normally a mix of all 3. My mice love tunnels too but their favourite thing is digging in some soil:p
     
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    I will buy a small bag of soil and put some in a tube or butter tub.:D
     
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