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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Emily - 2010-02-03
Ok, I woke up this morning and my mouse was just sitting in her tube, which she never does. So I took her out of it snd she started to scratch + lick her butt, another thing she doesn't do. So I took a look, and her butt is very swollen, bleeding, and scabby. I put a dab of mineral oil on it earlier, but it doesn't seem to help. If you can please reply, that would be great! thanks, -- Emily <3

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  • Kristen - 2010-03-26
    That sounds serious, it has never happened to my mice, but perhaps your mouse is constipated. I suggest to try feeding your mouse fruits and veggies, to help not work her end muscles too much. If this does not work, see a vet. I hope this will help.
  • Bee - 2010-04-30
    Are you sure it's her butt.............? And are you sure she was'nt attacked? I'd just leave her be, unless it's caused by the inside wall being affected of her rectum/anus, otherwise it could just be a bite from another female so I'd just leave it be.
Shannon - 2009-12-28
Hi my beatiful Siberian Husky puppy Sasha and me went out for a walk last night and she picked up in her mouth two baby mice. I took them to the pet store to ask some questions about them and the guy said I could keep them, and already my female girl is peregnant. :) SO EXCITED FOR THE BABIES TO COME!! :)

Boy Mouse: Orange with white spots. His name is Cheese

Girl Mouse: Grey and . White with black shadow. Her name is Linsey

Husky Puppy: Pure White. Her name is Natasha a.k.a Sasha

Emily Wood - 2009-11-28
My mouse Marny died this Saturday before I went to my friends place. I looked in to the mouse cage and I saw that she died. Today, me, Nathy, and mummy buried her body in the ground and we put her in a box to be safe and she's next to Sqirter, Nathye's bird. Marny has a sister called Splindora. We give her lots of cuddles, we check on her lots of times, Marny was black and white. The whole family loved her and no-one will ever take her place in our hearts.

Rebecca - 2009-11-01
I have two mice now: Clover and Sunny. Tumbleweed just recently went back to the earth so I have been feeling a little down. I noticed Clover's eye have been pinched shut and a little glossy. They are worse today than yesterday and I came to this site to see if there is anything that could help me help her. Thank you so much for the info.

Stephanie Fleming - 2009-10-02
I've been reading some of the posts where people had found stray mice. I too, found a white mouse with tan spots in my backyard. Actually, my cat found her first, then my dog saw it and they were both tormenting it. The little mouse wasn't running away, just looking at them looking confused. I intervened and took her in the house. Fortunately, I had a spare 10 gallon aquarium to put her in. I thought it was odd to find a mouse, but then I remembered that my neighbors have a Python, so maybe she escaped from it too! It's been about 3 months and she seems very happy except for an occasional "asthma" attack. (I don't know for sure if it's asthma, but she occasionally has trouble breathing for about a 1/2 hour and then she's fine; never symptomatic long enough to take her the vet). She's a finicky mouse, she refuses to eat commercial mouse/rat food. I have to give her different types of cereals, oatmeal, dried/fresh fruit, fresh greens, pumpkin seeds and sometimes a bit of her favorite - Cheese! (It's not a myth, mice do like cheese!) I never would have gone out and purchased a mouse for a pet, but she is very sweet and I'm so glad I found her!

yingshi - 2009-09-09
I love mice except my mom hates them. They are the best pets in the world and they are the furriest little critters. I am planning to get 4 mice when I am older. I used to have a white mouse named Snowy,
but he escaped and I had to return him.

Mark Jobin - 2009-09-01
Yesterday I was walking to work and found a white mouse by the curb on the street. I couldn't believe it! I put it in a box and kept it at work with me all day. That night my girlfriend picked me up and we went to the pet store and bought all the things we need to have a pet mouse. Turns out we are going to have 6-7 pet mice since the one I found is female and pregnant! I am so excited because she is friendly and so cute! I am really glad there is a website like this to help me since I am new to having a mouse and as soon as she has her babies, I plan to get a couple more!

Chloe - 2009-08-09
My mouse Snorkel just passed away in my hand....=[

1.5 years old, she was freaken awesome. She had her own personality, would always let people pick her up, would run around on my bed and always come back to me. She was just a gem. R.I.P my little friend... xxxxxx

Clayton - 2009-08-06
A friend of mine bought a mouse to feed to his pet spider... I thought it was horrible! The mouse was in the cage for over 15 hrs running away from the spider and eventually the friend took him out and gave him to me cause he knew I loved the little guy. I was so impressed with him. I bought him so much stuff and he is healthy and happy with me :) I named him lucky for obvious reasons. I will get him a friend soon so he is not alone, a nice female :) I love him so much.

Janice - 2009-07-31
My little wild mouse, Mr. Mouse just died a few minutes ago. I am so sad. Even though we named her Mr. Mouse, we later learned she was a girl mouse, but we kept the name. I had her 5 years!! My cat had found a nest of baby mice and kept killing them and bringing them to the back porch. Our son Daniel found the baby mouse with her eyes still closed. We brought her in and fed her with an eye dropper. My daughter-in-law had some powdered milk she had been using to try to raise baby birds. We mixed it with water and we fed Mr. Mouse that and then later, I made thin oatmeal and fed her that. Soon she moved on to regular small animal food. I gave her a treat of fresh carrots, cheese, broccoli or banana every day and put a drop of vitamins in her water.

She was well loved by the whole family and will be missed very much.