Petsy(pet store), one of the little agoutis seen at the front of this thread, and Hissself (snake food mousie), one of the little lilac agoutis in the same pic, were paired a few weeks ago and last night I removed Rod to a solo tank. They are now parents of about eight or nine dark looking noisy eekers.
I decided after the accident to get them just to have some plain, old, generic, mousey mousies. Sort of a statement, I guess, or a thumb in the nose to show mousie snobbery. (If the shoe doesn't fit, please don't try to wear it!)
Then I decided to see how many generations it would take to improve on the types. I got two pied agouti does from Petco, and two albino mousies from a reptile store. They were all nice sized meeces compared to what you'd find in most pet stores most of the time. The litters were all ticked, about half agouti and half what I guess is lilac agouti. I didn't care for the color at first, but once they were grown up I liked it better. I haven't taken a good look yet to see if I have a couple of albinos in the mix. this is a first litter, so I'll keep my fingies out of the nest for a day or too.
Petsy had a nice snack of bread and milk right ater I found her with her babies. I'll have pix in a day or two. I'm inordinately pleased by this turn of events.
So, hey, they're more mousies!!