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Mojo the mom:


Babies: there are 11 of them, born may, 21, 2010 also i was wondering how to make sure i get nice little fat mice...I know there is culling, but id feel bad doing it, and probably immediately regret it later.




I hope to update this page almost every day until they are grown :p Maybe you guys can help me name the ones i will keep.
 

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Sorry i forgot...this is the father. I don't own him, because he stayed with Mojo's previous owner, but his name is Socrates. He came from one of my first litters :p

 

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There's that little sport again! Mojo has funny little ears. the best bet for fat little babies right now would be to supplement Mojo's diet with extra protein and collagen; cooked egg yolk is good. I've heard that mealy worms are also good. All natural yoghurt is another thing I've used. I soak whole grain oat cereal (i.e. Cheerios) in the yoghurt (I use natural vanilla flavored) and give the expectant and nursing does just one or two 'O's' a day. I prepare them daily, other wise it would just turn to gruel, which is not a bad thing, just a bit messy.

I'm not the right one to speak of culling, as I've never done this with pinkies.
 

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I don't plan on culling because id probably cry for hours afterwards. However i can see why people do it. I'm going to go to the store and pick up some meal worms, and hard boil a few eggs tonight. One for Mojo, and one for me :] Nom Nom Nom as for the yogurt thing...I may pick up some yogurt, but I'm lactose intolerant so it will purely be for the mousies. Mojo's ears have always been a little short. I think she may have gotten in a fight with someone at a young age and they clipped her :[ Still she seems to function just fine...other than the fact that she is crazy. Last night before they arrived my cousin separated the buck from the doe, and somehow he got out of his cage and get into the other cage...she had absolutely no clue how he did it. You can see the trickiness in his eyes...I think he may know something we don't XD
 

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Your doe is beautiful. Might sound weird, but I love her ears. :) they look curled or something... absolutely cute! I'm actually waiting on a litter now to see what their ears are going to look like. They are 3.5 weeks old, and their ears are still "back" like they are as pinks, part of me is hoping they stay that way, considering one of the 6 has straight ears. :)
 

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I'm obviously a noobie at this, but what are "straight ears"? I have seen mice with colored ears before, and i think they are absolutely adorable :] Of course i think any mouse is adorable. You should put up a link or pictures ^.^ I'd love to see the little ears :3 and i agree i like her ears, but knowing how they got that way it makes me a little sad.

edit: Wow i feel stupid i reread your post and realized what you were talking about...I thought you said black not back...Thats very interesting :] I'd still like to see pictures XD
 

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By the way Mojo is kind of a picky eater, but I just peaked in and she is nibbling on the egg yolk. There was only one egg left so we made a deal. I ate the egg white, and she is eating some egg yolk. :]
 

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They have little milk bellies :D Very cute and can't wait to see them grow!
 

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They are so interesting :] I catch myself staring at them while i should be cleaning XD
I'm excited about posting almost every day :] Then i can look back on how tiny they were when they are all grown up :]
 

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I counted the babies again, and there are 12 healthy little ones :] Mommy is doing a great job, and she loves the egg yolk.
I thought of an idea for a photo shoot im going to do with all 12 of them when they start getting their little fuzzy fur, and hopefully spots. They look like they will have spots *crosses fingers* These guys are a mystery. Looks like some are already getting a little darker, and they definitely look like they are already getting bigger :]






Sorry if i spam you with too many pictures, but i think they are absolutely adorable...

maybe you guys can guess what you think they will look like. that would be fun to see who is right :p
 

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Everyone is still alive and in great shape :] Mommy is still on her special diet of egg yolk, and meal worms...but i haven't been able to get yogurt yet. I get migraines and ive had one for the last couple of days...Today it is worse that it ever was, but i want to update the little family. I had a problem a couple nights ago where the room was up to 80˚F and i was afraid they would over heat so i stuck the only fan in their area to keep them cool...brought the temperature down to like 77˚F which is better than nothing. I got the ac working and everything is fine now. Mojo loves the meal worms...at first she wasn't sure, but i stuck a little peanut butter on the end of one and she ran out and grabbed it out of my hand. like "GER my food gimme" since then every time i come over to the cage she pops her head out hoping ill give her another...haha i give her about two or three a day because they are tiny. the babies are now...4 days old? and most of them have really interesting spots...while others just don't seem to have anything. They are all black eyed, so im guessing they are yellow recessive or maybe BEW. who knows...I don't know who Mojo's mother is because two does were together at the same time, and just threw them all together. maybe you can help me figure it out...I'll post up socrates's line though...I'd really like to figure out what exactly everyone is. be ready to be spammed with pictures.
Socrates parents:
Brain the doe:

Professor the buck:

Mojo's father is professor as well but the two possibilities for the doe are:
Tiger: I believe she may be a bridle.


Possum:I have no clue she is just a varied grey color kind of lighter on her tummy but not much. black eyes.


I'm gonna post pictures up later of the babies, but im really not feeling well so im quitting now...
 

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Really? thats cool but i always thought they were golden and brown colored...she is completely grey :]

ok well im awake again, and fortunately my head isn't hurting as much so im taking pictures of the babies and their spots and putting it up :p

this one made me laugh because of the little guy up at the top. He looks like he is screaming XD


From what i counted there are 4 that are light with dark spots, 4 that are a light color, and four that are dark colored with a few spots. What do you think the light colored ones will be?
 

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:] Last night i checked in on the babies, and i saw mommy sleeping in her little food dish....It was so cute i wish i had gotten a picture before she woke up, but i bet she is exhausted, and just trying to get some sleep. I'd have stuck a nurse in there with her, but i don't trust Mojo or the other females would get along since they are first meeting since she was a baby. anyhow i hope to catch her snoozing in the food dish again...
 

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The babies are finally getting their fur in :p looks like the lighter ones are still a mystery to me. Some of them almost look like they have bands, but im wondering if it is just the light. they have a weird coat and i don't know what they are :/ all my little black ones have head spots kind of like their father. In fact one has a perfect little lightning bolt. of course there are the little spotted ones which take after mom. They are so cute :]





can someone help me out figuring out what the light ones are? O.O never mind now that i look closer they have spots too!!!
^.^ I'm so excited!!

and i just noticed mom and down there in the cage watching me watch her babies XD
 

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Here comes more pictures!!! They are cuter than i could of ever imagined. I also found the code for the parents, and the babies after a lot of help! XD haha

Secretes: a/a C/* E/e hs/hs S/s
Mojo: a/a C/c E/e s/s
Yellow spotted babies: a/a C/* e/e Hs/hs s/s
Black spotted babies: a/a C/* E/e Hs/hs s/s
Black head spot babies: a/a C/* E/e hs/hs S/s

I have also come to the conclusion it is completely possible a cow got in with the mice too...






lucky me :]

Forgot to add they are 10 days old today :] Happy birthday little cow mice...
 
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