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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ISHA - 2009-04-24
I have a charming pure white mouse named SIMON. He is very cute and intelligent too. He likes luxurious living. He is a cool dude. I just love him a lot. I love to play with him. I forget all my worries and tensions in the company of SIMON. He is just like my bay. I am emotionally attached with him. Simon is the cutest and coolest mouse in the world and I love him endlessly.

Emily Hunt - 2009-04-22
i have three mice for nearly a year now ( birthday 8th May 09) and one of them (hunka munka) has what i believe cancer. She was born the runt of the litter and as soon as i noticed a problem with her was when she was at her flea age and wasn't growing much hair near the scruff of her neck. Quite a few months later she formed a lump at the section of less hair. She has been perfectly fine (eating, drinking, running on the wheel, perfect mouse behaviour) until yestrday night when she formed a large lump pretty close to her front leg, this has been her only second tumor and still acted normal, so i seemed she wasn't in any pain. But the next day that afternoon back from school her whole body seemed bloated. A cancer cant grow that quick can it? It looks as if she is pregnant, but babies cant just form so quickly out of the blue can they? Anyway i also have noticed her behaviour. She seems to stay in her house. I took her out and she didn't seem to be in pain, no sqeaking etc, she is walking quite normally but it looks really akward. Is it her time? Should i take her to the vet and put her down. I really do not want her to be in pain? If it isn't cancer, what other measures should i take? Thankyou

Skip Ryan - 2009-04-20
My daughter just got a pair of pet mice, one a dusty brown and black named "Shadow", and the other a creamy white and tan that she named, "Peaches". Unfortunately, one of our cats was absolutely fascinated with her new "sisters", and knocked their cage (aquarium-style) off the little desk where it had been placed. Shadow seemed none the worse for wear, but Peaches' left eye was a little "goopy" (technical term) and now she leans over to the left wherever she goes. She has no other difficulties that we can see. My wife surmises that in the fall Peaches suffered an injury to that eye, and may even have been blinded there. Everytime that she approaches her food dish or her water bottle, she does so favoring her right side.

Any ideas?


Sabrina - 2009-04-13
I am getting a mouse soon and I am going to call it Dannan because it is an irish name and I love irish people. I'm unsure if I should get a girl or a boy as girls are prone to tumors and boys smell bad. So I will mull it over and decide when the time comes I suppose. If you are naming a pet I recommend naming it after something you love!

Jacky - 2009-03-22
I just recently bought 3 new female mice, Marley, MoMo and Friday. They all have their own individual personalities and love it when I re-arrange the cage layout so they can explore. They are all spoiled rotten and like taking seeds from my hand. Mice are very easy to keep pets and in exchange for a home and food, can bring hours of enjoyment. I highly recommend buying a mouse as a small, inexpensive pet.

Elaina Marie - 2009-03-17
I just inherited a little grey feeder mouse that my son-in-laws snake didn't want for food. Having just lost my pet rat four days ago, I agreed to adopt the mouse. I've named him Moxie, and am looking forward to getting to know this little guy. He seems very tame, friendly, and curious, but mercy, they are so much smaller than rats. I'm grateful for the information on this site, because there are some differences between caring for the ratties and mousers. Thanks for the helpful info.

Chelsea - 2009-03-16
I have had my three fancy mice for a little over a year. Chrysanthemum is the oldest and I got her 3/2/08 and Lilly is the middle mouse I got her in April, then I got Wimberly next. They are named after the children's books I used to read when I was a kid. I am 18 yrs old and I spoil my mice rotten. They are my three little princesses! They have 2 cages which are connected and one of them is three stories tall! and the other is 2. Pretzel treats are their favorite treats! Mice are now my hobby and I hope that mine live happy lives for a long time :)

Adam Gosselin - 2009-02-28
I just got my pet mouse about 3 hours ago and I want to know how long it will take for it to get used to it's cage and me someone email me please I don't want to some mouse tjhat I can't hold.

Dawn Michele - 2009-02-20
In August of 2007 I noticed a white mouse outside at my parents house. It was feeding on birdseed under a bird feeder. I thought this was odd. I called a pet store and they informed me that white mice don't live in the wild where I live and won't survive a cold winter. I told my Dad that if he could catch it, I would keep it for a pet. A couple weeks went by and I had a new pet. It took some time for him to warm up but once he did, he was my little buddy. I named him LUCKY. I often told him he was my "little dog" cuz he had such a personality. I have had so many hamsters growing up and none of them can compare to the intelligence of this little guy. I have also had dogs my entire life and this mouse was right up there with what joy they brought. I lost LUCKY this past weekend, he died in my hand. I was so lucky to find him and I am thinking of going to a pet store soon to get another.

Jack - 2009-02-16
It's the middle of February in Cambridge, Mass. There's still ice and frozen snow piled along the sidewalks, but not on the patch of soil where a concrete square had been removed from the sidewalk to allow a planting. As I approached that bare piece of earth tonight I was drawn to a white puff lying in the dirt. When I bent close enough to realize it was a mouse I was surprised that it didn't run off, and I assumed it was dead. Had someone else thought that it was dead also, and put it out in the trash, or was someone carrying it in his pocket and it crawled out? I gave it a little poke and was rewarded by seeing it begin to breathe rapidly. So I scooped it up and put it in my glove and put that in an inner pocket of my fleece. What else could I do? The temperature is in the 20's and he was just waiting to be some cat's midnight snack. I'm not sure that a mouse is just what I need at the moment, and who knows, he may have escaped from some lab at Harvard where he was infected with some bizarre and deadly contagion. But the warmth seems to have revived him and he seems quite comfortable in a heap of toilet paper with a little clump of oats and a tiny slice of apple, inside one of my Tupperware containers which now has a perforated cover. On your advice I'm planning to leave him alone except for necessary feeding and cleaning while he recovers from his great adventure. I have you bookmarked in case I need some more mouse rearing advice.