|2 comment(s)||Posted by Sam Routledge on August 26, 2010 at 11:15 PM|
|Tags: bloggy, mouse, pets|
She's a cutie. She's somewhere around two years old. She has a very large growth in her tummy (that's why she's so rounded) but the vet said it isn't causing her any pain and she is bright, active and curious. The vet said that it was probably her adrenal gland, which would account for her slight balding. I was very glad to find out she wasn't hurting!
She really loves pecans and nibbling on my fingernails. Oddly for a mouse, she doesn't seem to mind living alone. It's the first time I've had mice (we had got two others at the same time, but they got sick and died - I suspect bad breeding since they were from a pet store - but Odin is quite hearty!) and I really enjoy it. I've kept hamsters and gerbils before but I think I prefer mice! If I get another small animal I'll probably adopt some mice from the SPCA, a breeder if I can find one, or from classifieds because I don't like the pet store's breeding practices and refuse to purchase animals from them anymore. (making an exception for fish)
She just wins over anyone who sees her. Most people are "ewww, a pest!" but then they see her running in her little wheel and trying to drag an entire pecan around her cage and they realize she's just the cutest thing ever.