Your Daily Cute: Rescued Mice Do Adorable Rescued-Mice Things (Photos)

Published by Alisa Mullins.

Before being rescued by PETA, these seven mice were confined to cramped, barren cages.

Rescued mice being moved into building

While hanging out at PETA’s Sam Simon Center in Norfolk, Virginia, awaiting adoption into their forever mouse pads (see more on this below), they are also making up for lost time by running in their new exercise wheels, playing with super-cute super-tiny toys, snacking on delicious treats, and climbing all over their new human friends.

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Like all the mice, Amy is very inquisitive and loves checking out visitors from head to toe.

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Nibbler prepares to annihilate a pumpkin seed.

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Bender gives a visitor a sideways glance.

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It’s small and it’s green, but Fry is pretty sure this object isn’t edible.

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Kif stalks a Stegosaurus.

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Lara likes to pile up bedding in front of her cubbyhole to make a tiny mouse fort.

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Leela makes sure the coast is clear before finding a safe place to stash her corn kernel.

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Kif, in a moment of repose

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Forget Pokémon Go, we have all the cute little “monsters” you need right here. Hurl a Poké ball at [email protected] to find out how you can take home one (or two or three) of these adorable real-life Pikachus.

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