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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josh - 2012-05-08
I was given a mouse at work and I got a second one and I want teach them tricks ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-05-08
    Cheerios make a good snack to teach treats with. Good luck with your training!
jess - 2012-03-26
My boyfriend and I have 14 mice. One of our mice is starting to lose hair around her eyes, nose, and ears. She also has scabs in her ears. Shes still active and eating and playing with her friend. And that one is not showing any of the same signs. Could it be mites or some thing else?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-27
    Well, she can't create scabs in her ears by herself. Someone is overly washing her or chewing on her. Another mouse possibly. Mites, I would think that all the mice would have them then. Why don't you try and separate her out for a week and see if she starts to heal - thenyou know some other mouse might be over zealous in cleaning her.
  • Imogen - 2012-03-27
    Hi Jess, it sounds like it could be mites. Or it could be ringworm, or something else. If she is still eating and active like you say, I wouldn't worry. She is obviously not in that much pain or she wouldn't still be doing the things she usually does. If it isn't mites, it could be a skin condition or disease. My mouse had that which was basically just a big scab that was bleeding all the time. I had to have her put down sadly. Perhaps buy mite spray from pet stores, or powder. Rub that in to your mouse every day for a few days and see if you see any improvement. If not, seperate the mouse from it's friend for a day or two and watch closely. If it doesn't get any better and possibly worse, I'd take her to the vet. Good luck! I hope your mouse gets better. Don't worry!
milly - 2012-04-25
I had two mice but one just died:(
What will happen to the other one(they were very close)
Is there anything I can to to help her?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-25
    You can give the one that is left some extra attention.
  • Imogen - 2012-04-25
    Try and spend more time with the other one, give her loads of attention everyday if you can. You could get another mouse to replace the other one if you wanted, they might get along but there's a chance of them fighting. Most pet shops where you get them from are usually quite good with taking them back though if they fight, and refunds. But if you don't want to get another mouse just give the one on its own lots of attention and keep her happy: They get very lonely and depressed on their own, don't live very long. I'm very sorry to hear about the news about your mouse dying, I found it hard when two of mine died but eventually you will get over it. It just takes time. Good luck with your other mouse! x
  • Anonymous - 2012-05-02
    I am sorry to hear that about your mice, the same just happened with mine :(. I want to get a new one but I am worried about them fighting.
Aly - 2012-04-29
I have two mice. one day i went upstairs to check on them, and my white one had what looked like a scratch across her face. i think it was my cat but i have no evidence. so its been about a month and its not realy geting better, and this morning i woke up to her squeeking. i dont know if i should go see a professional about it because its on her face and im getting woried about her eye.

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  • Imogen - 2012-04-29
    Keep a close eye on her everyday. How old is she? Is she still active and eating fine? If she seems ill I'd consider taking her to a vet, asking them for advice. If her eye gets infected I'd definitely take her to a vet. Make sure she is still happy and active, if she is then she's probably fine. My concern is its been a month and it's not getting better. And the squeaking. Mice usually squeak if they're in pain, so it's probably painful for her. Seek vets advice. Hope she gets better, poor little mouse x
  • Aly - 2012-04-29
    She's almost 2 and thank you, its good to know its not extreamly serious.
  • Imogen - 2012-04-30
    One of my mice is almost two as well. I don't think it's too serious you're welcome :)
Imogen - 2012-04-22
My mouse Milly seems to be making funny noises and spends more time resting. She'll be 2 soon so it might be because of old age but is there anything I can do and what has she got? Thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-22
    There is no real way for someone (other than possibly a vet) to know if there is anything wrong with your little one. It is in middle age but that doesn't mean that it doesn't have a heart issue or something medically wrong with it. If she is eating and pooping normally, there is very little you can do. If she feels cold, then place a bulb over 1/2 the enclosure or a heating pad (wrapped in a towel) on low under 1/2 the enclosure. Hopefully just a spring fever thing - and maybe she will be fine.
  • Imogen - 2012-04-22
    Ok, she is eating and pooping normally and is still a bit active. Thank you so much for the advice, I hope she'll be ok as I'm a bit worried about her. Maybe it'll go away soon. Thanks again
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-22
    I hope she is better also. Funny thing about animals is they get many of the same things us humans get. Middle age can be sore muscles, or arthritis, bursitis or all those other itisis - not sure of them all. So hopefully the extra warmth will help cuz it is usually what is recommended for the itisis ---
  • Imogen - 2012-04-23
    Thank you! I usually keep lots of hay in the cage for them so they're always warm. Yes you're right :) She's still doing it today but not as much as before, maybe she just had a cold or something.
Anonymous - 2012-04-16
I'm wondering what the best thing to do is. I've got two mice. One of them fights with other mice but not the other one I have, they get along very well. But when I introduce her to other mice she just fights them; and it's only that mouse. The fighter is just a few months old, really young. The older one is nearly 2, quite old now. When the older one dies, I want to replace the mouse with another one because mice get really lonely and depressed on their own. But she'll probably fight with the other mouse. I also want to get gerbils soon after my mice, but I can't just leave her on her own. Should I just let her be on her own when the other one dies or try with a new mouse? Thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-16
    I would just leave the mouse on her own. She will be older by then and maybe would just like some peaceful and quiet time.
  • Anonymous - 2012-04-17
    That's what I thought but I wasn't sure-thank you
Lily Bentley - 2012-04-09
Hello all. :) So I got my very first mouse about a month ago, and now that I've had a bit of play with Meena, I wanted to get her a companion. The new mousie is an estimated 6 or so weeks old. Both are female, and I don't think they will have problems, but I wanted to ask how to make sure they don't fight or anything like that. The new one has already seemed to make herself at home, drinking water and eating and climbing everything.

I want to know how to tell if they are getting along or not, and if so how to assist the process. :3

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-09
    You shouldn't have a problem - besides they are already getting along. Good for you.
  • Lily Bentley - 2012-04-09
    Hee. I was more concerned that maybe Meena, being a bit older would have an issue, but at first she didn't care and just a bit ago she was actually grooming the new one, so I take this as a good sign that they will be joyous mousie friends. Now comes the hard part... naming the new mouse!

    It is also good news that the new one has expressed interest in the wheel, because Meena never used it.
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-09
    I am a firm believer in naming a pet (companion) a name they choose. Just sit there and reciete a whole lot of names, Sam, Ting, Tang, Wally - just names - and when your little guy stands up to hear it or looks at you and waits for you to repeat it - some rection - then you have the name. It is a sound that they like ----- Just me though -
  • Lily Bentley - 2012-04-10
    She has become Bailey, wonder mouse extraordinaire!
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-10
    Bailey is a cute name - good idea.
  • Imogen - 2012-04-16
    Well, they might fight or they might not. Some mice get on if they're not in the same litter and some don't. They seem to be fine, not fighting. That's great. If you put them in a neutral place together before the cage (like a big cardboard box full of tubes and boxes for them to explore) then they'll start getting used to each other and that's a good way for them to meet each other. You can't make sure they don't fight though-they'll decide that for themselves if they get along or not. But I don't think they will fight as you haven't had any problems so far. Baileys a really nice and cute name by the way! They are getting along I think. :)
Breeanna - 2012-04-14
my brothers pet mouse is 12 months old and she eats a little bit of food and she is really skinny is something wrong with what she eats or is it her age or is it something else we had another mouse that died a while ago could it have something to do with that? please answer we are very sad and would like to know.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-14
    I would not think her age as still pretty young. How long ago dd the other one die. Could there be a contagion involved. Is her behavior normal. Poop ok. Try giving her some pedialyte water from grocery store for hydration and also a little yougurt just a teaspoon. Either have a kight shine on half the enclosure or heating pad on low under half the enclosure. What we are trying to do here is keep her warm, hydrate her and get her to eat.
Tammy - 2012-02-18
My beautiful Fancy Mouse seems to be sick, and I'm just wondering what to do? All around her right eye is wet, and she is less-active. Her feces are also green.

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  • Imogen - 2012-02-19
    Sounds like your mouse is ill. How old is your mouse and is she still eating? It could be a disease she's got but it could also just be a cold. Watch her everyday to see how active she is and if she's in any pain and seems to be getting worse. You should see a vet if she looks really ill. I hope your mouse gets better
  • kassie - 2012-03-24
    do u clean its cage once a week, and give her fresh food and water? fruits and veggies are good for mice and so is exercise. anyways i really hope ur mouse gets better
kassie - 2012-03-16
I've had my mouse (Romeo) for 3 and a half years and now he isn't eating and losing fur and weight. My poor mouse is now skinny and we used to think he was the fattest mouse ever. When we pick him up we can feel his bones, it's sooo sad. if anyone has any solutions please let me know before its to late for the little guy....

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-16
    AHH he must have a very good human to take care of him cuz Romeo is pretty old now. I am sorry. Just hold him when he wants and let him rest when he wants and eat what he wants.