Animal Stories - Pet Mouse

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   Mice continue to be one of the most popular "pocket pets", a term used with small pets that will fit into your pocket! 
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ananya - 2013-12-28
My mouse is  21 months of age. She has developed a big cancerous tumor. She still plays and eats, but the tumor is getting bigger and bigger and it is getting black in color. My heart is aching to see her suffer. How can I put her to sleep in the most humane way? I can't bear her pain anymore and she is suffering a lot. The vet is not wanting to do it, so I am thinking of doing the deed myself at home. (It may sound like I am cruel, but this situation has left me with no other option). So please help me.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-04
    Perhaps you could find another vet, there are many that will euthanize an animal with this problem.
britney - 2013-12-13
Today is friday the thirteenth and I got a lot of bad luck. I walked in my room with my new mouse ball and I was getting Pepper but when I picked him up he wasn't moving too much and wasn't breathing right and now he's slowly dying :'( I cried sooooooooooo much I just hope he will live.

melody - 2013-11-04
I have some fancy mouse. I have babys but they are getting bigger. I want to get let them go or give them to someone, so if anyone wants some let me know they are free!

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  • Lynea - 2013-12-09
    Yes, please write to me. I would be interested in seeing some photos and learning about what is available. I have everything for them already here. I have had mice in the past and have done well with them.
johan setiabudi - 2013-11-18
at the first i got a couple of white mouse i really love and take care of them because they're so cute and nice not like others pets that make me upset many time. you can send an email to me if you need white mouse i have a lots of white mouse. some famouse universities in my city have ordered from me constantly for their research, my email is

Yuki - 2013-10-06
I recently brought home a pet mouse from petco and two weeks in she seems to only eat her millet snips and started to have what looks like diarrhea today :( I took out the snacks and changed her bedding. I'm seriously worried and have no idea what to do!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-10-07
    It sounds like you are doing the right things! Give her no snacks for a while and see if that helps, and good thing you changed the bedding. Also, just make sure she's not in an area where drafts could be affecting her.
  • Katie - 2013-11-03
    My mouse has a swollen hip and I don't know what to do she is 1 year old and I changed her bedding today I am so worried for her!😓
Emma Wilson - 2013-08-01
I have been taking care of a white 'lab' mouse for about 2-3 months. I'm worried because he makes this non-stop chirping noise and when he rests, he never lays down, he just stands with his eyes wide open. He is not on his exercise wheel as much as he used to before. I am also am concerned because his water bottle doesn't work that well so he may not be getting the right amount of water he needs. I am really puzzled on what I can do to help him and I hope to take him to a vet soon. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions that could help me out? If so, thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-08-02
    It sounds like your mouse might have a respiratory infection. The best things you can do are to keep his cage clean and dry and make sure it is out of any drafts. Also make sure it is a comfortable temperature where his cage is at. You may want to buy a new water bottle or simply put in a small bowl of fresh water that he can easily access. If the infection gets worse or doesn't clear up a visit to the vet is your next best option to get him on some antibiotics.
Baare Beary - 2012-06-21
My pet mouse died last month his name was Mouse I had him for almost 20 months- I came home and he had died with his eyes open and it almost looked like he was praying. I don't know why he died he was fine the day before. Did he suffer? My heart is so broken without my little boy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-21
    No, probably just fell asleep and went on to the whatever world.  I am sorry - it is hard to lose a friend. 
  • Anne - 2012-10-08
    I had a mouse die recently and her eyes were open, as well. She had been having some health problems but had seemed find the night before. Unfortunately, because mice are so tiny, any illness or problem will take over very quickly. Also, 20 months for a mouse is a good age. They average less than 2 years typically. I can't tell you if he suffered or not, but he could have simply just died of old age. I'm so sorry for you loss.
  • Catrena - 2012-10-02
    I am sorry for your loss. I just lost a mouse tonight and I am on here in my grief looking for answers.
  • Imogen - 2012-10-07
    I'm really sorry. I know it is very hard to lose a pet-I've lost 3 female mice, and my heart broke. I was so upset and in grief for ages about my girls. Just remember the fun you had together.
  • Magda - 2012-10-23
    I have males and females for free
  • Megan - 2013-07-12
    The same happend to my little Cream. I was heart broken too she died with her eyes open and looked like she was praying just like yours but we buried her in the backyard and made her a little cardboard cross. We know we won't forget her and it really was a shock when we found her dead she was fine the night before.
Evita - 2013-04-30
I have had my 2 little white mice for 1 year and 8 months. They are so sweet and i love them so much. . . Which is why i am absolutely devastated that one has an internal tumor. She was always a bit bigger and lazier than my other mouse, but was in perfect health until a few months ago when i noticed she began to develop cataracts. Soon after, my husband and i noticed she had been gaining weight, but in a disproportionate way so she looked pear-shaped. She is still a very active mouse, but it hurts my heart so much to see her having a hard time moving. She likes to go on the wheel still, but for short periods of time. Sometimes my other mouse will run on the wheel with her and spin her around. She is still very social, she is eating and drinking, but i am very paranoid about her tumor and if she is in pain. I took her to the vet last week and he said that he agrees with me that she is still a very happy mouse who has a will to live, but that i should be watching her to see when she is uncomfortable and that would be my sign to bring her in to get put to sleep. I am super paranoid about her now and am so afraid that i will not notice the right signs. I don't want her to be in pain, and i also do not want to put her to sleep before she is ready. I am also worried about the happiness of my other mouse when my other mouses' time comes. Please help with any advice.

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  • ananya roy - 2013-05-01
    i have two laboratory mice of about 14 months of age.both of them are very bulky and this a sign of internal tumor?.they are losing there appetite lately and will sleep or lay down all the time.please answer me!they refuse to play and pant if i make them do a bit of exercise on their wheel.what should i do??
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-01
    Evita, I'm sorry to hear about your little mouse's tumor. These little creatures do get tumors sometimes, and there is little that can be done. But the average lifespan for a mouse is 2, sometimes up to 3 years, so she's had a pretty gool life and it sounds like a great home. When she does pass, it won't really really impact your other mice. It will be a sad day, but there's not much you can do about it as that's part of the life cycle. So just know you've given her a good and happy home. My good wishes are with you.
MaKenna - 2013-04-27
One of my mice started hicupping then died 2 days later I don't know what happened she was well fed clean and had no problems what could it be?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-27
    Hard to say, but mice have a fairly short lifespan. On average they live just 2 - 3 years, so maybe is wasy that.
Natasha - 2007-05-25
I used to have 3 or 4 'lab' mice, but unfortunately, they have all since died. The only female I had was pregnant, but sadly ignored her babies. I'm hoping to get some new mice, and breed them, and sell them as snake food...:[. I love having little pet mice because they're so affectionate, adorable, and tame, and I'm planning on working at a local pet store so I can have access to mice.

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  • aly - 2012-09-21
    That's terrible! How could you sell them as snake food? I have feeder mice and they mate alot but I find good homes for them, I'm not saying you are a terrible person, I know you aren't doing wrong, but I don't understand how it's possible to do that, I fall in love with them as soon as I see them, I could never sell them so anyone as food, it would break my heart. Breeding just to kill is kinda mean, I mean even with cows....I feel bad everytime I eat cow meat D: I guess I'm more sensitive then alot of other people seeing as if I kill a spider I cry. Can you explain to me how you are able to do this with out feeling bad? I'm just curious and I would like to be able to see things from your point of veiw. ~Alyssa Paige
  • Imogen - 2012-09-23
    I agree with the comment above. I fall in love with mice as soon as I see them-love them so much, they're such cute animals! Sorry but how could you sell them as snake food?! Just the thought of that makes me feel upset. You aren't a bad person and I'm not being mean or anything but you're selling them as snake food?! :'(
  • Anonymous - 2012-10-16
    Hey Natasha, why don't you go jump in a tank with a snake and see how you like it. THINK before you say something so stupid, there are children who come to this site seeking help for their little guys, how insensitive can you be?
  • Magda - 2012-10-23
    I have 2 females for sale for 2 pounds
  • Mary - 2013-02-06
    I to am a mouse lover but to breed them and play with the babkies is a very fun process, too many mice since they breed fast could become over whelming, i do believe in using them for snake food if frozen at birth, it is nature snakes and other animals have to eat too, as much as we hate it, it is reality people, you want pet snakes their are also snake lovers someone has to produce food to keep the food chain going sad but just a fact, get a grip people and think outside the box lol m.j.
  • Lanie - 2013-02-26
    Hey, I have snakes. i don't like feeidng the mice to them but that is just how it is. It's sad to see a baby mouse get eaten but what else are they going to eat? I guess I could try and make them in to vegetarians...but I don't think they would go for that. I could see everyone flipping out if Natasha said she was going to tourture the mice and then sale them as food, or if she said I'm going to just kill them. But she didn't. i bet she would be more then happy to not breed them for a little extra cash if everyone who had a problem with it would send her a check every month. There is nothing wrong with what she is wanting to do. Just leave her alone and look in the mirror if you feel the need to have to preach or judge someone. I bet there are alot of things you do that others don't agree with. So get off it.
  • Ali - 2013-03-05
    Snakes have to eat too! My boyfriend has 2 ball pythons and we stared breeding our mice, and yes for food. Who wouldn't fall in love with the adorable little baby mice but, thats just how things are snakes need food too. I love each of our mice(Luna, Moo, Zeus, Pepper, Cinnamon, and Daisy) that we keep as pets and carefully breed as to not over work the mothers. Don't be so judgmental people, none of us actually enjoy feeding the mice off. But when you see how quick it is (all of 2 maybe 3 seconds) it is more humane then most realize.
  • Reptile and Mouse Owner - 2013-03-18
    I understand you said nothing mean or horrible, mouse breeds and snakes eat. No different than getting sad for a seed that the mouse just cracked in half, everything needs food. But I also agree this specific place your 'story' is inappropriate, that would be more suitable for a page talking about snakes. I agree there are worse things on the internet a kid can find than a person saying they are going to breed mice for snake food. I love my pets and my mouse would never become any pets' food.