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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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im having a problem with my mouse (alice) shes been scratching at her ears till they bleed, parts of her ears are now missing. i feel really bad because i dont know whats wrong with her, at first i thought it was possibly an allergic reaction to food because theres nothing wrong with her cage mate (hatter). i keep my cage well cleaned and maintained. i dont know whats wrong with her i wish i could help her. i dont have enough money to take her to a vet, vets are expensive. and i have no clue what to look for in stores to possibly treat her. please help!!! i want alice better again :'(
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Pyrowolf-- did you ever get a solution to this problem? We are having a similar one, & not sure if it is some other underlying problem like an ear infection; or, possibly a seemingly unlikely, but consistent pattern of escape and return to his aquarium. He is separated from the other mouse, but, you know how nimble they can be! His porr little ears are pretty tore up, any suggestions?
Meena Fech -
My pet mouse had the same problems. We went 2 the vet 4 help, and she gave us this prescription ear drops. She also said 2 give her fruits and vegetables 2. Also if you think your mouse has a parasite, there's this flea and tick spray at pet stores that works great.
That could be mange I have the same problem. But she has it on her back and you need to put ivermetc just call a doctor and ask for one for mouse. And it costs about $6.
Growing up I've only had cats and dogs as pets. For the first time in my life, I live alone and realized that my cat was too big for my tiny studio apartment. So I sent him off to a good home with an elderly woman in the country. But I began to miss the companionship, there'd be no one waiting for me when I got home.
So, the other day I finally decided to go to the pet store. I thought I'd just get a fish, but when I got there and looked around, the mice were just asking me to play! That day, I ended up going home with 2 beautiful mice! I named them betty and billie after betty davis and billie holliday. Betty is really spunky - she caught my eye at the pet store because she has long hair and curly whiskers and looks like she needs her hair brushed all the time. Betty also was already so social. She never runs away when I go to pick her up and she'll just hang out on my lap and not try to run. I'm still working with billie to get her used to me trying to pick her up and play with her. The advice above seems like great advice, and I can't wait to try and see if it works. I don't think I would have been nearly as happy with a fish.
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Your mouse is a standard 'Rex' mouse, you'll probably notice, as she gets older, it may straighten out, not always the case, especially with american animals, but often. Your lucky to have rex's in petshops, we don't have them over here often!
Are they heathy? maybe you should groom her more oftan. i want mice soo much, but i know my mom wouldn't approve... :)
I have the sweetest little mouse. Her name is Tatum. Today, when I picked her up, I noticed that her bottom area was very wet and soiled. She was also bleeding a tiny bit. I'm very worried about her. She hasn't shown any signs of distress, so I was shocked when I saw this. I feed her a "fiesta mix" that I bought from our local pet store. It has seeds, pieces that look like dog food almost, and some dried fruits. She also has 2 chew toys in her home as well. I'm not sure what is causing this and I am very worried about her. What should I do? Please help!
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My mouse bebe is being very shy. I have a two story cage and she's been hiding in the tube and not coming out a lot. So should I be worried or not? Someone tell me plzzzzzzzzz...
Tatum probably has wet tail (diarrhea). This happened to my hamster a few years ago. The best thing to do would be to take her to the vet and ask for antibiotics, but if you can't then you can also get some medicine. I got DriTail for my hamster and it worked. You can get the medicine from any petstore.
I just got 3 Rex mice and called them Tic, Tak and Toe. They are beautiful and have wonderful personalities! Unfortunately instead of getting 3 females like I asked, I got two males and one female. So I've had to separate them :( I suggest for pets get females, as my males are litter mates and have been together since birth and they fight. I'm thinking of getting another female to keep my little girl company. I separated them yesterday and went out last night, when I came home she had escaped and was sitting on the males cage. I'm lucky she loves my boys as I'm very attached to her... They definitely love company :)
Hey, what's the average weight for a male full grown mouse? I have one, a very lazy black and white one named Splat (who recently lost his brother) who when we weighed him came up a worrying 60 grams. Another site I went on said the average weight was 30grams- is he REALLY REALLY OBESE?
I got 2 mice about 6 months ago now but since its winter they've started shivering and I'm really worried. I've given them heaps of news paper since its winter but my house is still really cold. They're in the warmest room in the house but I'm worried they will die of freezingness!=( somebody plzzzz help!
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Chesley Carr -
What you do is take a new clean sock and fill it up with Rice and put it in the Microwave for 1 minute at a time and check the heat level if its really hot put another sock or cloth over it if to cold do it until warmish so it doesn't burn or hurt the mouse , then put the mouse on it! This makes the mice warm and comfortable in their cage.
I got a mouse about a week ago and she was very lazy when I held her and when I put her down to run around she would go to a corner and sleep. A couple days later her eyes were closing and I thought the other mice where biting and attacking her. But they weren't and she became lazier. Then a couple days later, on friday, I found her dead. So does any1 no what was wrong with, her cause I would like to no if it ever happens again...thnxs
the pet store i got her at said that they were exposed to dust and sun maybe but not sure
I have two male mice. I seperated them because I thought one of my mice was hurt the other. I had seen signs of aggression and when I felt scabs on my mouse Gus. So, I separated them. Gus kept getting scabs even after they were separated. I didn't think it was a parasite at first because my other mouse Bucky was fine (they were still sharing a cage only they were separated by a piece of wire mesh), I thought Gus must be overgrooming himself. He got so bad I had to take him to the vet. She said it was a parasite called Sarcoptic Mange or "scabies". The reason Bucky was never infected was because the scabies prefered the taste of Gus.
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Did he die? That is just so sad!
My pet mouse started to have small patches of hair on the bottom of it's butt missing. It is getting noticeably bigger. As the days go by. We have his cage lined with cedar could that be part of the problem?
I got my mouse around two months ago. I have recently noticed a bump on the side of his head, almost on his cheek. He acts like it doesn't bother him but it continues to get larger. I have no idea what it could be except for a tumor, I got him when he was only a couple months old so the old age tumor wouldn't fit. Could this kill him?
I have never had a mouse as a pet, nor would I have ever purchased one but... I just caught a field mouse on one of those sticky traps. He was very scared, petrified more likely (and for good reason!). I dunked him with the trap into warm soapy water and he worked his way free in seconds. I then rinsed him with warm water to remove the soap and put him in a breatheable tupperware container with some oats and water until I can get him a real home... I guess my question is this- is this safe? Will the mouse be ok after that "bath?" AND- I have a VERY loud 2 year old who is extremely excited about the mouse. She's deaf so it's not easy to quiet her. How much noise is dangerous to a mouse with those big little ears? Obviously screaming in it's face should not be tolerated but what about screaming next to its cage, or screaming in the same room? Any feedback is appreciated, thanks :)