Our Pet Mouse
On this page you’ll find some adorable pictures and a little journal of our adventures with our pet mouse, Colin. Click on the photos to bring up a slideshow where you can read the captions better!
Colin is a fancy mouse who was born at the end of January 2016. He is fawn coloured with broken white markings. We brought him home on the 13th March 2016. The most recent photos are nearer the top of the page. We named him Colin after the security robot in Hitchhikers that Ford Prefect programed to be constantly happy – mostly because he was inquisitive and curious about everything, but didn’t seem too scared of it all! Within a few days of living with us, Colin did this cute thing called ‘sparking’ where he jumps and twitches in his home – this means that he’s happy and living up to his name!
4th April 2016 – My favourite treats are pumpkin seeds and cheerios. I get a pumpkin seed or two every day after playtime and I sometimes get cheerios at the same time. It means I know I’ve been a good little mouse! This was the first time I’ve eaten while sat mummy’s hand!
4th April 2016 – I’ve settled in really well to my new home with my new family. My favourite time of day is when I get to play with mummy and daddy. I climb all over them and run around and have a lot of fun. I like sitting here on mummy, it’s a nice cosy spot for a little mousey – its more fun inside her pocket, but mummy doesn’t let me do that very often!
29th March 2016 – I love climbing on things. Mummy confused me today by putting a toilet roll tube on top of my wooden climbing frame. Getting down was a bit of a longer stretch than I thought it should be. Mummy gives me some nice toys. This photo was while I was having one of my mad five minutes where I scurry and climb and move all my bedding around and search for the recently hidden pumpkin seeds!
21st March 2016 – Mummy and Daddy have managed to persuade me to come out of my cage and have play time with them. I love this because it means I get to climb and run around. If I’m really good then Mummy puts some pumpkin seeds in my home for me to find afterwards!
17th March 2016: My mummy gave me a new toy today. She’d made it especially for me. She’s made a few things for me now. This is me peaking out of it. Its a tower of boxes with a turret at the top that I like to climb out of. I move too fast for mum to get a good picture yet!
17th March 2016: This is me on my newest toy. Mum’s given me a few new toys the last few days. I have a cosy felt cube which is my favourite place to sleep and a great hammock for climbing on! We’ve also started hand training and I don’t mind hands too much now, although I find it much easier to concentrate when I’ve been put in the playtime box without too many toys!
14th March 2016 – Today I’ve spent a lot of time investigating my new home, its still all new and scary and I get frightened by sudden noises still. Mummy’s worried that I haven’t eaten or drunk enough, but Daddy thinks that she’s being paranoid.
13Mar2016 – My new parents brought me from the pet shop today and took me to a nice new home full of toys. This photo shows me in the space I’ve decided to make my little burrow in. Its all new and scary so I spent a lot of time exploring and then a lot of time sleeping.