Friday, September 14, 2007

Our family is growing still...

We have 20 additional mouth's to feed... well their mamas do anyways. I told you about our mice before if not see this post and catch up.

All three of the female mice are/were pregnant. Wednesday night before retiring of to slumberland, I went to the kitchen to get some Ibuprofen and notice little pink critters crawling around one of the cages. So immediately we had to take that Mama out along with her pups and put them into their own cage. We had to use the tank that we normally feed the snakes in to temporarily house them.

Chris and I discussed having to get two additional small cages to allow the other two mice to quietly take care of their litters. We decided to go the very next day to do just that.

When we woke up the next morning we found that another of the prego's gave birth to her brood. 8 little pink and blind critters squirmed around and we hesitantly left them in their with the other female hoping that would be ok.

We finally did get two other cages for them and all three Mamas/Mamas to be are content. We are not sure when the last one will give birth but I am sure it will be before the weekend is over.
In order to be fair each person in the family is caring for a cage of critters:

Jeff has the cage with all three males (the one that used to house Potter)

Britt and Katie get two small cages: one with the mama and 8 pups and one that is expecting.

Chris and I have "Big mama" with her twelve pups.

I know.... we are crazy:)

***UPDATE*** We know have 27 total! The third mouse delivered her pups sometime this morning!!!


latt├ęgirl said...

Oh my! I love mice. But what are you going to do with them all? They're just gonna keep multiplying!!!

Mindy said...

latte- Sadly... snake food.

latt├ęgirl said...

Oh, well. Snake's gotta eat, right? Do you have a snake? Or are these little dudes going to a pet shop?

Mindy said...

Chris has two red rat snakes, Cody and Doc. I am hoping to spare a few since we do have 27!