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Do they do this when they are unhappy, just like human babies? I'm paranoid that their mother might be squashing them and hurting them, causing them to cry out in pain/discomfort. :( However, since I had to cull some of them, the little cries have been occurring far less often.
 

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They usually squeal when they get stepped on (Don't worry, this happens alot and doesn't seem to hurt them, much anyway) or if they want feeding.

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I;ve always thought the tiny eekings were signs of vigorous good health, sort of like when a newborn baby first takes breath and then screams it's tiny little wrinkled face off.
 

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I always take loud squeals as a good sign too.

Has anyone else ever noticed that when pinkies are handled they make sort of a clicking noise?

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No, I'll have to look for that. I've had some folks insist that any audible noise made by a mousie is a sign of either distress or illness, but I've had conversations, chittering back and forth, with a dozen or so different meeces over the years. Complete with head bobs and nuzzles. Very sweet!
 

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I always assumed it was them shouting for there mums but its too high pitched for us to hear it properly! hehehe
 

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Oscar, one of all time favorite meeces, would chirp at me with a little head bob, and when I let him onto my hand, he'd push on my hand and chirp until I lifted him up so he could Eskimo kiss me. Of course, I always answered in kind. He also loved to stick his nose in my ear and get a major sniff. It made me giggle like a four year old!
 
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