TheCurious13

The Curious 13 Delightfully Deceased Taxidermy

Polk City, Florida
| 1,908 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    ORDER DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
*NOVEMBER 20, 2022 FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS*
*NOVEMBER 6, 2022 FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS*
All my pieces are made to order, and take 4 to 6 weeks to finish. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it takes time to make a one if a kind friend just for you.
Please feel free to inquire about custom items. I will work with you to create a piece special just for you.

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Last updated on Oct 9, 2022

ORDER DEADLINE FOR CHRISTMAS DELIVERY
*NOVEMBER 20, 2022 FOR DOMESTIC ORDERS*
*NOVEMBER 6, 2022 FOR INTERNATIONAL ORDERS*
All my pieces are made to order, and take 4 to 6 weeks to finish. Sorry for the inconvenience, but it takes time to make a one if a kind friend just for you.
Please feel free to inquire about custom items. I will work with you to create a piece special just for you.

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Rachael Garcia

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  • paprika on Dec 25, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    bought this as a christmas gift for my brother. a little backstory: my brother discovered comedic mouse taxidermy about two years ago and we spent hours scrolling through etsy looking at them all. one of them stood out: taxidermy mouse pope francis. he made his computer background taxidermy mouse pope francis and it stayed as that for well over a year. now he owns taxidermy mouse pope francis and couldn’t be happier. upon opening the box he called all of his friends to show off his new friend. the artist who makes these is wonderful and extremely thoughtful. she included a care card and toothbrush in the order to keep the pope looking fresh. i couldn’t recommend getting one of these little guys enough. the pope is not just a gift for my brother but a gift for the whole family.

  • Lee on Dec 20, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    This little guy is awesome! Bought this as a gift for someone and am having second thoughts on giving it.. I want to keep it. Well constructed piece and well packed in its box for safe shipping. It arrived right on time. I will be ordering more from this artist.

  • Madalyn on Dec 19, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I could not be happier with Pinhead and I plan to purchase more horror mice in the future.

  • kayleigh on Dec 19, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!!!!! Perfect gift for my friend, it looks so great and is obviously dealt with extreme care so I am very excited to give it to them! Thank you so much!!!!!!

  • Cher on Nov 29, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is probably my favorite impulse purchase I’ve ever made. I saw the viral tweet with the chess set, and I fell in love with this little guy when I came to look around. It’s so amazing and weird and perfect. It was shipped with plenty of stuffing and even came with a little toothbrush to keep its fur tidy. It doesn’t smell at all to me, but my dogs wouldn’t stop sniffing the box even before I opened it. This little mouse is so cute and unique; I love it so much. It was clearly made with love and skill. If I ever have any future taxidermy mouse needs (lol) I’ll definitely come back to this shop again.

  • chelseamasucci on Oct 13, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    I can’t put into words how perfect this was. The detail was incredible. I bought it as a gift but now I want one for myself

  • Lori on Feb 4, 2023

    5 out of 5 stars

    Well done and completely worth the wait!

  • Erin on Jan 11, 2023

    5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Exactly what I was hoping for and then some. Amazing attention to detail and great communication with the seller. I'll definitely be back to purchase others!

  • James Fox on Jan 6, 2023

    5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely perfect! My wife has been dying to have a ballerina mouse in her cabinet of curiosities and now she has one!

  • Erin on Dec 28, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    This was the best present I bought this Christmas. Shipping was faster than expected. Will definitely purchase more from this shop in the future.

About TheCurious13

Sales 1,908
On Etsy since 2013

A passion for making the dead adorable

One day back in 2012 I think it was I was driving around with my little brother, who is also an artist, he was trying to come up with some ideas for gallery shows and telling me he wished he knew a taxidermist. I said "I bet I could figure that out", and so started my journey into the world of anthropomorphic mouse taxidermy. A little research a few YouTube videos and a couple failed attempts the I had my very first taxidermy mouse. He looked like a long haired artist, I gave him to my brother. And since I'm not good at going small, I jumped right into a full chess set. I had it out at a horror convention I shared a booth at with a friend, lots of people liked it but no buyers. It however get picked up by someone that shared it on the Internet and was featured on many websites, giving me the 15 minutes of fame I needed to get my shop on the right track.
I have been a reptile keeper both at home and in zoos since before I graduated from my associates degree program in zoo animal technology in 2005. As a reptile keeper I was no stranger to little dead rodents. I knew all I would need to do is order them frozen from rodent breeders that specialize in reptile food. I have had a lot of people message me upset that I use real mice and assume that I am a cruel mouse hater. I am far from it, I have no hatred for mice only a love for the creatures that rely on mice for food. I order all my mice from a distributor that breeds mice for reptile food, I use the mouse skins for taxidermy and my carnivorous lizards like them just fine without skin. My snakes however are picky and want the skin, so they get the mice that don't look pretty enough for taxidermy.
So that's my story, I currently live in central florida I work full time as a veterinary technician and full time as a mom, and all the other time goes to my shop. It makes for long hours and not much time for relaxing, but who need relaxation when I have the opportunity to get paid for doing something creative that I love. If you took time to read my story thanks, I appriciate it. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or ideas please message me I can usually get back to you the same day. I love doing custom work it gives me a chance to make something new and I have never had a custom order I could not fill, including a green mouse riding a unicycle while lifting weights. True story I have pictures to prove it.

Shop members

  • Rachael Garcia

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Taxidermist, Sculptor

    Artist, taxidermist and lady in charge.

  • Pete

    Assistant Regional Manager

    Artist and inspiration

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Last updated on Aug 1, 2016

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