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So, this one little mouse I have has an aversion to staying in the colony cage. She would go in and out on her own terms. With the packing and such I went ahead and caught her so she didn't end up stranded in the storage unit.
She can't escape the travel cage so, I just left her there.
Then yesterday I noticed she was getting distinctly pear shaped.
I pulled one critter trail out of the colony and set up an escape proof habitat for her. Good thing, today she has at least 9 teensy little pinkies.
Don't ask me where she found a male house mouse. They aren't common here, this is deer mouse county. She must have really wanted babies.
 

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No, interbreeding isn't possible. Plus wild and domesticated house mice come from Europe.
I was able to sneak into her nest today.
Still hairless but, 8 of the little buggers. The little runt was the size of a navy bean and the others about pinto bean size at birth.
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She heard that you were moving and felt she needed company at the new place.lol
 
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So, now, what are you going to do with this Mouse Maths?
That depends on what they turn out to be. If they can be tamed I will keep them. If they turn out to be feral I know about an accessible field behind a hoarder's house.
 

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I think it depends on what their mother tells them about you. Probably they will recognize your smell if you handle them often before they are agile enough to run away from you.

But, of course, I know very little about mice. Had one once, whom we replaced to the place it had got into the guinea pigs' hay. It seemed to be able to communicate, but when released, it bit my mother's hand!

:ponder::bookgoat::ponder: Hm, I wonder how to determine the sex of a mouse kid ... :ponder:
 

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Determining sex is easy, male rodents don't have nipples lol.
No, their mother can't change them into domestic mice. They will always be hybrids no matter what.
I'm not talking about being hand tame either. I'm talking about dying of stress from being caged.

The first one braved the limits of the nest today.
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Yeah, papa has taken up residence on my kitchen counter now. He's good, hiding just out of peripheral vision always. I'm amazed he's even here.
 

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I love rodents, I used to raise mice when I was a kid because I lived in the city and couldn't have horses. Lol Learned a lot about genetics. I pains me to have to trap and kill the rats in my barn and house. Unfortunately, they are destroying my house and I must. Sigh

Cute babies.
 
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Yeah, papa has taken up residence on my kitchen counter now. He's good, hiding just out of peripheral vision always. I'm amazed he's even here.
How will you get him to new home?
 
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