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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:42 pm 
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ok so i have a routine and i was building upon it. i came up with a great way to make a live mouse in one of those orb things appear.

i spoke to my brother (who helps with my shows) and he things that kids might be scared from a mouse. Or when i am in someone's house the mother (or father) would get annoyed have a mouse appear, becuase if it runs loose then it is all over.

so what are your opinions????

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hamsters would be more loved than mice hamsters are considerd pets while mice are pests


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i would but the routine is based on mice. it can not be done with other animals. it is basicly a continuation of quentin reynolds 5 minutes with a pocket handkercheif. where in the end the handkerchief looks like a mouse.

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Go ahead and use the mose, just have your assistant put the mouse away imediatly after using it. I used RATs in my shows for years, sometimes in place of doves.


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anybody else have any experience with mice???

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I use to use mice and then hamsters in my chop cup and cups and balls routine that uses catnip mice instead of balls. At the end of the routine a live mouse is produced.


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Then if it is ok you can hand it out for inspection! :lol: jk...you could maybe give it away. Depending on the audience and the person. And how much they are paying you at the show.


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Once the mouse is put away after the production I can't see there been a problem, just clarify it with the parent beforehand, if their not happy with the idea have another routine to fill the spot or just do the routine with the handkerchief.
As for kids and mice, I have a 2 year old niece and she loves mice. Once its not to close to the kids they won't be scared. It also depends how you present it, if you say ''its nice cute and furry'' there's no reason why they would be scared but if you say ''watch out he might jump out and bit you'' then their reaction would be different. If there's no problem with the parents go for it!

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thanks for all of them help. i think i will use them ( i will ask the parents before hand). Because it is in the orb thing i think it adds a little bit more protection.

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One more thing.... if you do a vanish of the mouse, make sure that you let the person or persons that hired you know that the mouse is safe and in its cage ( so that they don't think that it is loose and running around ).


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good idea, will do

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