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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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I have recently become a proud owner of a mouse family.
When I first got mine the male was definately well endowed. The female really loves him and their cages are set next to each other so they can visit (without touching) while she raises the young. The male actually sings and tells bedtime stories and even has a ton of a mating call that brings the female to his side of the cage and seems to send the babies to bed for naps. Even though they are only 26 days old, I'm finding that the two known males of the litter (very well endowed and dominant) are actually having fights for their attention. The little females could care less if they are around or not. So I believe that they are maturing faster than the average mouse would. At first it seemed like play but there are times when they need to be separated for a time. Their mom is friendly and their father loves people, they make a good pair and they have been fun to be with. The rest of the litter proves at least one female and the others being smaller, not yet definite but are looking female. My female had her litter (each individual pup) one hour apart, caring for the new born with cleaning and feeding as soon as it was born then putting it in her self made nest. I had cut small 1 inch squares of paper towel for her. She lined the bottom of her box then proceeded to place one square of paper towel over each baby as she placed it in the nest. It was amazing to watch her as if she was putting a blanket for warmth over her new borns. I wonder now how often she watched me going to sleep at night.
She seemed so unbothered by my watching her through the whole process... she's amazing! And I thought I didn't like mice.
I have a brown and gray young mouse named Rita. she has some of the best qualities a mouse could have. After reading this I know the best ways to take care of the best mouse! I thank you very much!
Elizabeth age 10
I have a small white and brown mouse named Ratatouille. He is a male and very kind. If you leave him on your chest he will find his way to the back of you and back again. I have to be careful because my mouse is staying at my Grandmas right now and my grandpa doesn't like pet mice in the house. Well my uncle who has moved out left his corn snake here and my mouse was suppose to be snake food, but I saved his life. He is just the cutest little mouse ever.
My neighbor has a pet mouse and she just had babies. There are about
7 gray ones and two dark brown ones. I want one really bad, but my mom is afraid of mice and my dad thinks that mice make crappy pets. He says that they stink and that they dont do anything:/ I really want one because I love mice. I think they are soo cute, and I love to hold my neighbors mouse all the time! :]
We have 9 white mice. These are our pets. We are breeding them because we have 3 corn snakes. A few nights ago while cleaning their tank we found 6 babies and at least 5 or 6 other mice are pregnant. Last night a few of them were running around with babies hanging out.
We think there is probably 20 or more babies in there now. One of the females was the size of a small kiwi. We like to watch them run and play. They are very entertaining. I can see it now... we are going to get attached to them (they are just sooo cute) and have a house full of fluffy little friends.
After the hurricane katrina I got depressed, so my husband suggested that I should have a pet. Since they are not allowed in our apt., we bought 2 female fancy mice (sept. 19,2005- she was estimated as 6 month-old). One of them I happened to choose by accident (I named her maya). At first I was hesitant since I never had a mouse for a pet! I named the one with an eye-patched, or as we call 'em a "black-eye", since she has this cute black color on her left eye, MAYA. I remember how she really turned my world upside down. She made me happy. The next year(2006) we moved to texas. She was still with us. She was with me while I studied to become a nurse not to mention all the trials and tribulations that my life had been... Whenever I am down I just talk to her and then I would somehow feel relieved. A year later we bought a new home with MAYA still alive after 3 batches of her playmates (since we always buy her 1 or 2 playmates whenever each one expires). She enjoyed being cuddled, lightly stroke her head and I would smell on her body almost the whole time. She was literally my oxygen. She loves it when I bring her to bed with me. Anywhere around the house we would play. She always recognized it whenever we called her by name. Funny how I treat her differently from all her mice-mates. They seem to exist only just because iI dont want Maya to get lonely. Now it is feb.18, 2008 and it was her time. I was devastated, too much for me to handle. If you knew me before Maya, I think you would say that I have changed a lot and that the world is really unpredictable, crazy, full of love and wonders. I dont know, I felt like part of me died with her. She died peacefully in her bed. I think it was old-age. I'm counting she lived to be 36 months! I think my love for her surpassed anything. She lived to be a very happy, peaceful, much-loved and a very clean and healthy mouse and we were both lucky to have found each other. I think and I truly believe that she has already fulfilled all my wishes before she left, but she'll always be with me. I love you my only baby MAYA!! (I'm crying inside while I'm typing this)
I have 2 pet mice, both females. I just got another one from petsmart because I had a cage with bars, but my cat got my little white mouse through the bars and killed her )=. So if you have pet mice and cats, don't buy a cage with bars. I would recommend a glass aquarium or plastic cage. Well now I have a nice new durable plastic cage and a new mouse. In the cage there is a little wheel and their puzzle playground (they are happy mice now) (=.
Hi, my name is Rebekah. A have a mouse called Mickey. He is black and white. My cat nearly got him. He was lying there like he was dead, but he pulled through for me. I have loved mice for ages. When I got one I thought it was too good to be true. I think mice are great first pets and they are great listeners because they don't interupt when you are talking. If you are looking for a friend, get a mouse. They are easy to look after and though heaps of people think they are yuk, buy one and I'm sure you'll like them. But if you don't, you could give it to me, especially if it's a girl because I think I mine needs a real girl in his life. Thanks for listening to me and Mickey's story. I hope if you get one you like them.
I have a pet mouse named Motzarella (Motzi for short). She is a white
mouse with red eyes and is incredibly well behaved. Motzi knows a
couple of rope walking tricks. She was the perfect mouse for me to
teach the break dance to, on account of her habit of running in
circles. Motzarella does not bite. She likes people. She also is
brave. When she looks at my dog, Ruby, Motzi doesn't pee like other
mice. My mouse is the best pet I ever had!
Hi there my names R.J. I recently bought 7 mice from petsmart. We were keeping them in the same cage as they were all fine together in the cage at the store. When we brought them home the one mouse just basically snapped and almost killed the other, so we took him back. We told the employees what had happend and then they told us that you should not have 6 mice all together in one cage and they would not take them back. So I still have them but I had to buy 4 cages just to keep them from fighting. We still put the 6 together every day hoping that they will get along but they still fight. So basically I have to keep them apart :) but i still love having the.