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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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.
Gimhani sumanarathne - 2010-05-30
I have a mouse tooooooooooo......he's so cute....<3 <3 <3

courtney blythe - 2010-05-19
Hi I have a female fancy mouse named sasha. I got her last June 2009 so I have had her almost a yr now. Today I noticed that one of her eyes was real red and puffy, and seemed to be draining it looked like clear what ever was draining out. I called petsmart where I purchased her and they told me to put some fresh water on her eye with an eye dropper and gave me a number to a small animal vet. It was too late to call the animal vet, I am going to call tomorrow, however I came across this site while looking up info on sick mice and thought maybe someone out there might have had a similar sickness w/ there mouse and could help. Thanks so much.

Jes - 2010-05-11
So I had a pet mouse who got cancer and passed away. My other poor little mouse was very distraught after her passing. She got sick and kept scratching at her right ear. Her right ear got little red scabs and her head appeared to be stuck in a tilted position. I came home today and noticed she seemed to be paralyzed on one side. I do not know any mice vets in my area and went to petsmart where I bought my little mice. They are very rude and not helpful in any way. Please if anyone knows anything please help me.

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  • SKO - 2010-05-14
    I suggest you get out your phone directory and call every vet in your area until you find one that has experience with mice. Your mouse probably needs an antibiotic. If it is too sick, you may just want to have a vet "put it to sleep", so it doesn't have to suffer any longer. We had to do this with my daughter's mouse who had an advanced respiratory infection. She was too sick to take the antibiotics. The vet gave her some "sleeping gas" to fall asleep, then injected a chemical directly into her heart. It sounds cruel, but the mouse was asleep through it all, and died peacefully. It was better than watching her struggling to breathe with the respiratory infection. Try asking Petco staff for a referral to a vet that sees mice.
T - 2010-05-10
We have two female mice, and one of them will randomly decide to "clean out" the cage...stuffing as much bedding as she can through the cage slats...she does this whether the bedding is clean and fresh or in need of a change. She will refrain from doing it for a while, then one day just pick up and start doing it again? Reasons? I have tried two different types of beddings (recycled cellulose/cardboard).

Raye Raye - 2010-05-07
Someone help me to find out why my daughter's pet mouse's ear fall off? She was holding it and the things ear just came off...this is not a joke.

Ela - 2010-05-01
Hi I have a query about my female mouse when I bought her coat was a sandy blonde colour n she had light black patch of fur on her bottom end. She now is getting more and more patches of black fur all over. Is this normal for a mouses coat to change colour?.. And another thing was that she won't use her exercise wheel n I'm worried she might become too fat :(