|Purred: Tue Aug 7, '07 6:12pm PST |
|My person started breeding feeder mice for me when the pet food scare started. I get about two a week and I eat them entirely, head first. I see the mice as food and limit my play time to around 2-5 minutes, just to make sure they are really fresh and lively before I eat them.
The mice are from pet store feeder mouse stock, so they are for people to feed to snakes, etc. Because the mice are from a captive strain, they likely don't have wild mouse parasites or infectious agents. I hunt every day so there's little my person can do to keep me completely safe, and I have no intention of changing my ways.
My person works pretty hard to keep me satisfied, with weekly mouse cage cleanings (four cages in all), supervised breeding, sexing of litters and required separation of genders, feeding of mice, etc. My mice are grain fed, but not free range, or organic!
The other plus to this arrangement is that I get to watch the mice play in their terrariums. This is especially exciting and much more interesting than the television my person sometimes stares at.
My yardmate, Mittonius, is stupid and will only play with the mice. She prefers to hunt and eat birds. Still, when I have a mouse, she will get in my face and piss me off royally.
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