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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Mice and Rats OH MY

I am a mouse and rat person, going to list off what I have and what I have had. Also a means to chat with other rodent people and show you all my rodents. Right now I will just put my list because I have to find some good pics of my girls first.

Anyways rats:

Two female black hooded, standard ear, standard coat.
Filistata and Belladonna (alive)

Mice:

Ophelia (PEW female, deceases 3 years of age)
Verona (augoti, broken banded, female deceased 3 years of age)
Coraline (black and tan, standard coat, female, deceased 2 years of age)
Lolita (PEW, standard coat, female, deceased, 2 years of age)
Alice (broken augoti, 1 year, with my cousin)
Helen (black broken angora, Alice's sister, with Alice)
Tesla (deer mouse, male, deceased, 2 years)

Those are my rodents from other the years. I normally like to keep a clan of 3 to 5 females and have kept one male mouse solitary. If you have questions about mice or rats ask me. I study both species and have been researching proper care and genetics since my dream is to open a mousery/ratery in my 50's. I'll put up pictures of some of my girls. They are all petshop so nothing too fancy but Ophelia did have beautiful conformation. Unfortunately she also had cancer as well which took both Verona and she from me recently after 3 wonderful years with them. My other two mice couldn't make the move to Texas so they currently live with my cousin, and my rats moved to Texas with me and run my life...literally.

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I have a hamster. She is a shorthaired mink, possibly a satin (just now noticed how shiny her coat is) Syrian. She loves to cuddle and loves to explore my room when I give her some roaming time (with the doors to both the hallway and the bathroom closed.

I also have two roborovskis, sisters, named Chibiusa and Kousagi (yes I am a BSSM fan!). Kousagi is much shyer than Chibiusa, but they are both so small and cute.

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I use to have hamsters with I was younger but I somehow just got captivated by mice and rats instead. Mine were never very friendly aside for my first one, all the others were bitters.

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Why hello there Fellow rodent keeper!

I too have kept many rodents over the years ranging from rats,mice,rabbits,Guinea Pigs,etc I currently have 1 female rat nearly 30 months old and going strong. Sadly her companions were much older and eventually died.
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Hey all!! I absolutely love ratties, I've been keeping them for the last 6 years, unfortunately I don't have any at the moment but I'm really hoping that now that I have my own place I'll have the space and time for them again!

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I think mice and rats are adorable, especially spiny mice! But my mom hates them so I'll have to wait until I move out...


Puck (Yellow koi HM king) / Scar (White HM) / Salt 'n Pepper (Silver HMPK) / 'That fish' (Copper butterfly HM) / No name (White DT) / No name 2 (Turquoise/white marble HM) / No name 3 (Lilac HM)




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I know both a spiny mouse breeder and a Gambian rat breeder. I may be getting a gambian rat once my girls reach two years old.



Which by the way these are my girls. Aren't they just beautiful little snots xD. They were in a glass tank because I took them with me to my aunts for New Years. We had a family get together and dinner which they partook in right before trying to eat her pet bird. Naughty little girls.

Verona, RIP my pretty girl.

And yes she was 3 years old in this picture, can you believe that?


The famed Ophilea. She had been in 6 photo shoots and worked with 4 models. The best mouse I mean dog...mouse? Hard to tell she was so loyal and loving and happy to be alive.


Coraline, this was my last picture of her. I was in New York when she passed away and my cousin took this picture because I missed my girls. The next day she had passed away. She wasn't the friendliest mouse and she was very aggressive and couldn't be kept with the other girls but she was so fun to watch with all her toys.


Lolita was super girly. When I first got her her tail was so horridly deformed from small wheels. After about two weeks running on the flying saucer in the community tank she had a perfect tail again. Look how much more girly she looks compared to Ophilia. xD She was my little Diva.

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All of them are sooo cute!


Puck (Yellow koi HM king) / Scar (White HM) / Salt 'n Pepper (Silver HMPK) / 'That fish' (Copper butterfly HM) / No name (White DT) / No name 2 (Turquoise/white marble HM) / No name 3 (Lilac HM)




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They were all so friendly too, the rats are still super friendly, they are pretty much tiny dogs and go grocery shopping with me in their carrier bag. (doggie bag at that xD) I am thinking I will get mice again someday but if I do I'll get a boy so I can keep just one mouse. Plus boys are more social with their people than girls who are more social with each other. My mice use to sit in my lap and watch tv with me though, the community tank with Ophelia, Veronia, Lolita, Helen, and Alice was full of females who just wanted to crawl all over their humans. Coraline was less friendly but she was also a rescue from a shelter and we thing she was abused so I never blamed her.

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I used to have ratties and gerbils. We had two boy rats (Cosmo and Ratbert). We had a pair of gerbils that spawned two clans (one male and one female clan). The original pair was Puck and Katara. They split into the Couch Potato Clan (so named because the boys are lazier than the girls...though I have yet to meet a truly lazy gerbil!) and the Energizer Rodent Clan (the girls).

Couch Potato Clan
- Puck
- Kakashi
- That One (Yes, that was his name. It started as a joke...)

Energizer Rodent Clan
- Katara
- Sakura
- Temari
- Pi (AKA 3.14)
- Miso (like the soup)

I love me some rodents! I have also had a LOT of rabbits, but those are not rodents. :P
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