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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 18 adult mice and 30 newborns. They are in a huge outdoor cage filled with ramps, tightropes, a slide, tunnels, huts and a 30cm by 30cm pool. Instead of sawdust on the ground I put carpet to make it more like a home. There are usually about 30 mice born a month and when they are grown up they are given to the pet shop. My mice love swimming! The best swimmer is T-bone. He is a curly haired albino mouse. My mice LOVE to eat sultana's, lettuce, cereal, cat biscuits, musselly bars, raisin toast etc etc. I love having mice and I recommend them as a pet! :D ...R.I.P to Ollie the Mouse (Who died of old age yesterday)
I cannot emphasize enough how bad an idea it is to house multiple males together. I made the mistake of housing 3 males together; 1 died within a few weeks (I suspect from stress) and the other 2 fought for the remainder of their lives, to the point of drawing massive amounts of blood. I actually thought they'd end up killing one another. Males' urine also smells intensely: I can guarantee that a male's cage will constantly stink no matter how clean you keep it. Females get along just fine, however, and without the offensive odor. Make sure to provide plenty of toys. They can and will chew through soft plastic (including some water bottles!). Make sure not to overcrowd too many mice into a cage. Every pet store I've ever been to has provided inadequate room for mice, and many cages marketed for mice (e.g. Habitrail, SuperPet) are sufficient for no more than 2-3 mice, max.
I just got an albino little girl mouse and she's scared. Hopefully she'll get used to me, but I found the information here helpful.
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) (=.