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I have just returned from picking up a pair of harvest mice from Steve. They're in good condition and I hope will successfully breed in future... Sorry for the dodgy pics but they're all taken through glass!








 

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Yes Steve got them from Spalding for me. They're in better condition than the pair I organised for someone else about a year ago. Apparently they're quite difficult to breed, and don't behave like our fancy mice, so I am keeping everything crossed that they decide they like each other. The meadow hay in their tank in my lounge smells nice though :lol:
 

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Hope they do well Cait my daughters not happy they have gone think she liked them ........funny though the first time she mentioned them was when they went lol.
 

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really pleased for you that you finally got some!! good things come to those who wait and all that! :D they look healthy too
 

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I'm not entirely sure these two aren't both bucks now - am going to have to catch them and have a proper look (until now I have left them be since they seem to get stressed when picked up, and bite - a lot). Anyway here are some more photos...
















And if you ever wondered what a harvest mouse's tongue looked like...


Size compared to a normal size water bottle...
 

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So do I - and that they're not both male!!! If so it looks like it'll be a new palava to get a doe or two (d'oh).
 

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Looks like they are both bucks, so I'm off on Sunday to get two does for them. I forgot how much I dislike the staff who work in most places that sell pets and how stupid they are (they were positive they gave Steve a 1.1 pair, and said they had 3 left - one male and two females - they can't have because they sent me two males :roll: ). Anyway, I hope these will be genuine does and that they will breed well... Wish me luck!
 

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Well the new girls are here, and this time I do mean girls :lol: Wish them luck!
 

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One of the does is now nesting - a good sign. Hopefully in a couple of weeks we'll have babies :D

 

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Oh my god Cait...look at that little face :) how adorable...

Are they handleable? would they ever be handleable? what about the babies? will they be handleable?
 
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