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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amy - 2011-03-21
I have two mice, have had them for about half a year now. They're both females; one is black with a white tummy (I named her jupiter) and the other is white with beige spots and red eyes (her name is piper). I was so surprised a month or two after getting them as to how different from each other they were! Jupiter is so chill, she loves to be picked up, and likes to climb on the cage. Piper is more shy, and doesn't like to be picked up. They're both so sweet though! :)

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Shira - 2011-03-14
Hey so I'm getting 2 female mice tomorrow. What are some qualities I should look for in a female mouse?

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Vanessa Smith - 2011-03-12
I am very excited as tomorrow I am getting a pet mouse BUT .... how many should I get? I want more than one so they don't get lonely but how many x? And I need some fantastic names for GIRLS (I'm getting girl mice~) so if you have any good sweet names ... coment :D !!!!! Thank you

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Janet Day - 2011-01-26
I purchased my little mouse a year ago from the humane society after some unkind person had dropped him in someones mailbox and left him for dead...he rallied round wonderfully and has given us lots of entertainment...sadly this past two days he has begun to walk with a wobble and finds it hard to walk straight...he seems to be leaning slightly and no longer plays...he tries very hard to eat but cannot take on much..he has lost a bit of weight..and since I have no idea of his age at the time we got him I don't know if this is age related and would appreciate any advice.

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  • Vanessa Smith - 2011-03-12
    I am very sorry to hear x but I'm afraid your mouse is dieing if you say you didn't know the age of your mouse when it came in the mail and you have had it for two years now I'm afraid your mouses life span has run out as mice only live up to 1.5 - 2yrs so your mouse in fact is lucky of to reach his/her life now! I would have it put down x :(
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faye - 2011-02-26
My cats got into my mouse cage and managed to get one of them downstairs. I found her and put her back in the cage, she was moving slowly and seemed kind of okay. She didn't die of shock in the night but today she's really cold and can't really move or eat. I gave her some water and her back made clicking sounds... I presume she's going to die and there isn't a lot I can do but if there is anything that I can do or give her to take the pain away or make her better? :/ the cats are LOCKED OUT!

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  • Vanessa Smith - 2011-03-12
    I'm very sorry to hear that! Your mouse will die unfortunately so you can either put it through less pain and have it put down! But don't blame it on the cat as its a cats nature to try and kill a mouse (small animal) it doesn't realize! xxx
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adrienner - 2011-03-05
I just recently got all my mice a few days ago, I have 6 mice. I have 3 small white baby mice, and 3 adult fancy males. I really love having them because they are so playful and they all have their own traits and personalities. My white and black one, Zebra, is my favorite he crawls onto my hand up my ARM onto my shoulder and back down the other ARM. My gold mouse, Mr. big ears is the big boss mouse. He doesn't like to be held as much, but all the other's boss. Attorius my gray one loves to eat. All he does is eat lol.

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Jennifer - 2011-03-04
I have 24 male mice, 2 in separate cages as they are highly aggressive and 22 in one huge tank. I rescued them from being killed as my college couldn't find homes for them and I'm loving them all! I am into exotics and reptiles more so which don't move much or require so much care. Their care is more demanding but they are so active and fun to watch. All very tame and don't bite and they all have their own names. I'm ever so glad I rescued them =)

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Najmus Saqib - 2011-02-13
Hi, I am looking for a pet mice, preferably a male [healthy], color not a preference...but the problem is I am in India, staying in Bangalore....I have not been able to find one in my location. Can you help me in finding a place where I can order or get a pet mice.
I don't mind if it has to be shipped to me..

Sorry forgot to add my contact info
Email: saqibnaj@gmail.com
Phone: +91.9901651400

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bobbi - 2010-12-15
my mouse jingles is sick he was fine 2 days ago but know he does not move around like normal he is cold he has lost some hair on his head and he is weak.. my other mouse christmas is totally fine im really worried about jingles can you help me?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-12-15
    How old is he?
  • bobbii - 2010-12-16
    he is not that old i got him a few weeks ago as a teenager.. but he is doing better now acting normal ... its weird i thought he was going to die...
  • rheannon - 2010-12-23
    My mouse, natas (yes I know, nice name right?), he has not been acting right either. She usually comes to the edge of her square cage when I approach and tries to bite me. now, all that she does is sit in the corner of the cage hunched over like she is eating something but is not. And as for your mouse, jingles, I haven't much advice. I had another mouse, popcorn, and she was our first mouse. We had bought natas to befriend her, but natas actually tried to eat her leg...nice huh?- popcorn was showing the same signs that your mouse is. She had not had the fur loss on her head but was weak and was not moving around as much as usual. It is normal rat/mouse behavior to try to eat each others...brain. Disgusting but true. Have your mice been living together long? If not, christmas may be trying to eat jingles brain... even if your mice have been together long it may happen. But, my rat, sherlock, has lighter hair on his head. That is just a sign of growing up. We thought that the hair was being pulled out or falling out, but it is just lighter hair he has gotten because he has grown (he is still young). If jingles is young, then maybe his hair has just lightened because of growth. Well as for the weak and not moving much I have no other advice because sherlock nor my other rats and mouse have not ever acted this way. I will check into it and get back to you. Happy holidays and good luck.


    rheannon
  • Izzy - 2011-01-01
    "Well Bobbi I just got my mice, but you should go to a vet to get a check up. That way you will know what's wrong and you can get medicine.
  • austen - 2011-01-21
    Well maybe you should take out christmas and take you other mice to the vet.
  • bob - 2011-02-02
    Yer the same thing is with my pet mouse munch and I'm really worried about her sorry I can't help with this one but plz someone comment some signs are scruffed up hair, bit of weight loss, not social with the other ones most of the time, and is curled up in the corner unless it is eating. What's wrong and what can I do to help it?
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Anonymous - 2011-02-01
What is the room tempurature that a mouse should be staying at?

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