Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Eva sweet rat

Lately, Eva sweet rat has taken to wanting to be picked up and hand feed. She insists that I hold the yoggie or other treat for her as she munches away.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Portraits of Clara Mouse the Proud

Clara mouse at a little over 16 days old.

Clara mouse at a little over 24 months old.

"Enough pictures already!"

Friday, November 17, 2006

More sleepy ratty girls

The ratty girls surprised us by not only snuggling into a love pile in between the pillows, but staying in the love pile long enough for us to take pictures.

Portraits of a Slugo Rat

Young Slugo rat finally agreed to take some pictures, but, only after the offer of a couple of yoggies.

Sleepy-butt ratties

Three sleepy-butt ratty girls crammed into their tissue box. The ratty girls just want to get some sleep. But someone keeps insisting on taking pictures. You can imagine the sound of annoyed sleepy rats, little whiney squeaks and grunts, every time a picture was taken.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Mouse race from the 1953 movie Stalag 17

Poor mouse... it was not enough they tied tags to their tails.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Portraits Of A Ratty

Chaucer rat wanted to be part of the fun.

Beatrice rat is not only hard to photograph because of her colors, she just will not sit still.

Regina rat is an old pro at taking pictures.

Eva rat does not not the picture taking so much if it also included a treat and a cuddle.

Sight restored to blind mice

Cell transplants 'restore sight'
Cell transplants have successfully restored vision to mice which had lost their sight, leading to hopes people could benefit in the same way.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Jet Lag Shortens Life Span of Older Mice

Jet Lag Shortens Life Span of Older Mice
TUESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- If flying to London throws off your body clock for a few days, be happy you're not a rodent. According to a new study, elderly mice die earlier if they're exposed to time shifts that replicate the effects of jet lag.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Rodent lovers bumpersticker suggestions

"My rat peed on your honor student."
"My rat is weirder than yours."
"My other car hauls rats around, too."
"Rat on board."

Any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Oh happy mice

Big doses of red wine extract help obese mice stay fat and happy

By Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | November 1, 2006

WASHINGTON --Huge amounts of a red wine extract seemed to help obese mice eat a high-fat diet and still live a long and healthy life, suggests a new study that some experts are calling "landmark" research.