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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LINDSEY - 2007-12-15
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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  • ivey - 2010-05-29
    Did he die? That is just so sad!
  • Vince - 2010-08-17
    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?
Jessie - 2010-08-12
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?

Shaston - 2010-08-09
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 :)

Jonathan Hemond - 2010-05-25
I have a mouse of my own I love them.

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  • Gracelyn - 2010-08-03
    I have two mice a honey brown one and a white one. The white one was fine at the store but now she's gone crazy she started biting people but the honey brown one is fine like always. Please reply if you happen to know what's happening! I feel sorry for her.
amy - 2010-06-29
My female mouse is pregnant but keeps sleeping only ever comes out to get food and water can somebody answer my question?

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  • Sandii - 2010-07-02
    This is because your mouse might be close to giving birth or is too tired to get out of the house whatever it sleeps in). You shouldn't necessarily be worried about this ^.^
  • Emma - 2010-07-22
    Hi I have 2 mice of my own..and I once had a female we bought that was is normal for pregnant mice 2 sleep a little more than usual; it takes a lot of energy. Hope everything went well with her:)
  • i luv mice - 2010-07-29
    This is very normal. The mouse is pregnant and needs to rest so try not to bother it too much. Make sure it is getting enough food and water and separate the male mice because as soon as the babies are born it will want to mate again.
Emma<3 - 2010-07-22
Hey I have 2 male mice named Honey and Jack & when I first got them they fought so I separated them. Since then, honey and jack have gotten chubby...can someone tell me why they are like this and how 2 get them back 2 normal? thx=)

Alyesha - 2010-03-09
One of my female mice seems to have green things stuck to her... I don't know what they are and i couldn't just rub them off. She isn't very handleable yet, so I wasn't able to try very hard. These are my first mice, so I have no idea... maybe it is food stuck to her, but she hasn't cleaned it off. Please help!

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  • Ori - 2010-06-05
    You are totally right! Most likely it is a piece of food. But give her some time to clean it off herself, never give her a bath or get her soaked because that could be dangerous. Plus mice don't like getting wet anyways. Well, I hope I helped you.
  • juan carlos - 2010-07-06
    Maybe she is chocking or dying slow that happen to my pet mice immediately go to the vet.
  • Anonymous - 2010-07-13
    I found my mouse with something like that and in 2 days she died
    but it could be food or even poop
    and if mice don't like to swim why does mine love it?
carolinah - 2010-06-25
I wanna know what should be done when a mouse its scratching so much? I had a mouse who used to scratch a lot, and a couple days later died, cus I went to the vet and said he didn't know the reason why, and told me perhaps it was because of a filthy cage, but I cleaned it every week, and sometimes even twice a week, somebody please tell what to do, before I buy another mouse thank you :)

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  • Megan - 2010-06-29
    It could be the bedding. It is possible that your mouse is allergic to the bedding you use. Try using hardwood bedding.
leah - 2010-05-21
PLEASE HELP ME: I bought two white mice about a year ago, and one of them recently died for unknown reasons. Now the remaining mouse is obviously lonely and has been losing weight/color; his blood red eyes are now almost clear...and the pink of his ears are more yellow. I'm extremely worried, any help would be appreciated.

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  • Seth - 2010-06-24
    A year is about the average lifespan for a pet mouse. The other is pining for the one who died; they bond strongly and become depressed when they lose a friend. Get another mouse to keep him company (must be female or they'll fight). Also the yellow sounds like jaundice -- do you have them on cedar or pine bedding? If so, change it right away, though it's probably too late and they'll both have liver disease as a result of the toxic aromatics in those woods.
Tayler - 2010-06-05
My 2 female mice recently had babies and I really need to clean their cage, is it safe to move the babies for a few minutes to clean out their cage?

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-06-05
    It should be okay, however I recommend leaving some of the bedding that is around the babies there so that it still smells familiar to the mother mouse.