After viewing this forum and the members great help and advice I have finally decided to join!
I am from Rochester Hills, MI and currently run a rat rescue. I used to breed as well but most of my ladies are retired.
How I got into mice: I recently was an emergency mousie mom when my dad accidentally destroyed a mouse nest outside. The mother only returned for one of the babies so I was left to care for the other 2. I have a lot of experience with rats but mice are new to me! I called my vet and made an appointment. I took them in today and he said they look very healthy and he told me to find a nursing mouse to foster her. After spending 12 hours (literally) emailing feeder breeders in my state, I finally found one and picked her and her young family up at 1am! She immediately adopted my two 5 day old wild mice. She is an amazing mother and she has made me a mouse lover!
Wow, kudos to you for taking on such an endevour! I've done the same before only it was wild rabbits, 4 little cottontails to be exact. I released them back into the wild (which is my 80 acres farm) when they were about 4 weeks old...broke my heart.