Animal Stories - Pet Mouse


Animal-World Information about: Pet Mouse

   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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Lexie Jeffress - 2014-07-11
Hi guys I'm getting 2 female pet mice today and I'm super exited! :D I was just wondering if anyone still uses this forum? Also Jasmine Hensley are you in room 4 year 7? I think I know you anyway just wondering what to expect!

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Jules - 2014-05-05
Hi, I have a pet mouse who's name is Jasmine. She has a lump on her side for 4 days. She seems happy and active. But today she must have bit at it and it's now bleeding. She still eats and runs on her wheel. I am cleaning her cage and going to wipe her wound with warm cloth. What is this lump and why is she trying to bite it off? Help please.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2014-05-06
    Mice are very prone to cancer lumps... especially as they get older. How old is she? How big is the bump? If it continues to get larger you can take her into the vet to have it removed if you are worried, but many times if they get one lump, they will later get more lumps. I like her name, by the way :)
  • Meghan - 2014-05-20
    I don't really know much about lumps, but my mouse had a lump on her eye once... Sadly she died, because I wasn't able to take her to the vet. But don't be worried, take Jasmine to the vet and she'll probably get better with the medicine that the doctor gives her! =) I hope she gets better soon, she sounds very cute. :)
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Meghan - 2014-05-20
Hi, I have a mouse named Christina... And she's VERY HEALTHY. But please tell me some 'expert tips' on how to keep her in SUPER condition, because I love her and want the best food and care. I clean her cage every 3 weeks, give her a food cube every day with a two wads of lettuce for health. (Don't worry, they're very small pieces. I don't want her to have runny poo!) She lives with her sister, named Carmen. Carmen shares the lettuce, and I help my younger sister feed her her daily cubes. They get plenty of exercise and love to be held... Even if we've only had them for a day! O.O I'm almost 13 years old, and I love mice! They seem to be the best rodent for our family. :) Thanks! Please answer soon, I need to know what veggies and fruits most mice like best. (Because they don't really like the lettuce)

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Alivia - 2008-05-27
I've had mice for a long time now. I recommend them as pets for someone who doesn't have much space, and wants a pet that is cheap. Mice can be a great starter pet for children that are mature enough to understand the fragility of such a small animal. I work in a petshop and see a lot of mice come and go every day, they're wonderful pets if you are willing to spend time playing with and taming them. Each of the mice have been handled daily from birth and are so friendly they run up and sit on my hand when I put it in their tank. I keep both boys and girls separately, but I recommend that you only own mice of one gender even if you keep them separatley unless you are intending to breed. No matter how careful you are, accidents do happen. If you're looking at getting pet mice, the best thing to buy is a tank with a secure lid, as long as there is plenty of ventilation. Paper cat litter or Carefresh are great bedding for a mice tank, but I add shredded paper and unscented tissues to their houses and nestboxes so they can have a comfy bed. My boy Aslan tears up his tissues and makes a huge nest he sleeps in the middle of, it's extremley cute (: An important thing to realise is that female mice especially may contract tumours, when this happens there is very little you can do besides having them put to sleep humanely at the vet's when the tumour begins to impend their movement. This happened to my little girl Esme a few months ago, and though it was very upsetting, I'm glad her life ended before she had to suffer. I breed my mice ethically occasionally to sell at the petshop where I work when we are low in supply, this way I can meet the owner's of their future homes. The only way I will sell one of my babies is if I believe the person will honestly care for that mouse as well as I would, because they are taken care of very well at home.

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  • Meghan Dietz - 2014-05-18
    Yes, I have a mouse named Rosie. I like your care sheet! (Whatever you call what you wrote) And I agree completely on your information on how you care for your mice. I enjoy the mouse that lives in my room, and being 12 years old, I know quite a bit about these wonderful rodents. Ask any questions! I can answer them, I'm always on this site for information about all kinds of favorite animals! Thanks for reading! You're totally awesome about mouse facts! :) =) :P
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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 jose_5370842@yahoo.co.id

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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!😓
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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.
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