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Oh my goodnesss, it's so adorable.

PICTURES! :D
He's two days old in these photos. And it's a good thing he's a boy, I don't need any more spiny mice, and if he was a she, I'd have ended up keeping him. :roll:

 

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Mine are great pets! My male is best, he's very friendly. My female, came from a breeder who -sounded- like she knew what she was doing, but really had no idea. :roll: She's a bit nippy sometimes. But they're just like keeping mice really. You just CAN'T pick them up by the tails, everrrr.
 

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If you do it by the base of the tail, it's not as bad, I don't think. I liken it to picking up a kitten by the scruff of its neck (the way the mother does). It looks painful but obviously isn't.
 

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yeah i know what you mean Jack. Theres a local pet store ( :evil: ) which picks all their mice up by the middle to the end of the tails, and they're fully grown mice (by fully grown, i mean reached adulthood). It really annoys me. Only time i'll ever hold the tail lightly is when sexing young mice.

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I pick mine up by the tails alot, it doesn't hurt them and i have never damaged a mouses tail yet.

My rats I don't pick up by the tail because they can slough the skin, and the same with these spiny's... its a defensive mechanism to lose the tail.

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Yeah. You can see it really well on the babies. When they're born you can see on the base of their tail, where it looks like someone's gone and pinched it.

I pick my mice up by the tails as long as they wren't pulling on something in the opposite dirrection. I don't with rats, because I've seen their tails get skinned before. Blech.
 
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