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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Nikita - 2010-10-02
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 :)

Frankie - 2010-09-19
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?

sophie - 2010-07-03
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 - 2010-09-15
    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.
Mytii21 - 2010-09-06
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

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=)