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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jamie - 2012-03-15
I have a mouse she had pmonenia. I took her to the vet and she is taking antibotics. She's still taking them and she is doing good. I had another mouse who died last year. I don't know of what. My new mouse is doing well.

Anonymous - 2012-02-17
Last night I was playing with my mouse and then the cage door just slammed shut where one of my mice was looking out. It didn't hit her luckily, but now she seems to be terrified still today. She runs away from me and hides now, and doesn't take food from my hand anymore. Should I be worried? Advice please?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-17
    No, I wouldn't worry. He just real scared, sorta like if you walked into a room in the dark and someone slammed the door very hard. You would jump. You'd be careful if you went by the door again. The little guy most likely associates you giving him food with the big bang and is afraid. Can you take him out of the cage and just put him in your lap and give him the food for a few days so he gets back to being not afraid? I'd try that. Otherweise just go slow and talk softly when you open cage door to give him treat. He will come around.
  • Anonymous - 2012-02-17
    I'll try that thank you
  • Izzy - 2012-02-17
    If it didn't hit her. She'll be fine and will be friendly again soon. Mice get scared easily because they're small and are scared of loud noises-but if you keep trying she'll eventually do it again. Hope this helps!
Dee - 2012-01-20
I had my mouse 4 months and she was about 4 weeks when we got her. she had one set of babies (10) but on Monday my cat got into my room and knocked the cage over and kinder got her, no cuts or marks just really startled her. we found her hiding in a corner, she was making a clicking sound when she breathed but that's now stopped, it seemed like she seemed back to her old self but today she is hardly moving or eating, or drinking, however does not seem really skinny. she just sits in the corner hasn't even made a bed with the new bedding. she has heavy bleeding like a period, could she of miscarriage

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-20
    Wow, so sorry to hear about your mouse. Sounds like she was, and still is, stressed, but the bleeding is a sign that something is wrong. If you are sure she was pregnant, she may be going through a miscarriage, otherwise it is more likely that she has internal damage. Either way she is in trouble. You can take her to a veterinarian to find out for sure and get her treatment.
Anonymous - 2012-01-28
How can you tell if mice are fighting or just playing? My mouse chases my other mouse around a lot and bites her but they were always friends before and cleaned each other, snuggled up together etc. However, my mouse that fights has attacked other mice before. Is there a way you can tell if it's fighting or just trying to play bite?

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  • Anonymous - 2012-01-30
    Usually if they were friends before they'll just play bite sometimes. Mice like to chase each other around; this doesn't mean they're fighting. If they pin one another to the ground they are. But on the other hand, biting could also mean fighting too. Look if the mice are harmed at all and you'll know. Good luck and I hope this helps! I also hope they aren't fighting either, that would be bad. Usually if they were really good friends and got along together before though they're just playing.
  • Imogen - 2012-01-30
    Ok thank you for your advice much appreciated I'll look for these signs.
Imogen - 2012-01-21
Oh dear! What a terrible shock for you and your mouse. Your mouse sounds like she is stressed and very scared-But it sounds like it's damage. If she's still bleeding heavily for a while I'd take her to the vet because it's quite serious when mice bleed. She sounds ill and you have to seek vet advice immediately.

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  • Editor's Note - 2012-01-21
    Depending on how long into her pregnancy she is, she may have them early. Sorry that happened to your little mouse. Cat's are curious little creatures, so maybe a brick or something heavy on the cage could keep it from getting knocked down again. Let us know how she does.
Imogen - 2012-01-19
My mouse Milly is very old now (20 or 21 months) and she seems to have gone off eating certain foods that I give her that she used to love. Is this normal for old aged mice? And also, she's usually still really active but sometimes she just lies down and looks ill. Should I be worried about any of these signs? Is she ill?

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  • Imogen - 2012-01-20
    That's what I thought but I wasn't sure. Thank you for your help!
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-19
    She is getting old, and there's not much you can do about that. But you say she is still active, and if she is still eating, old age may be all it is.
Anonymous - 2012-01-18
I want to get a pet mouse but i dont know what store i should get it from

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  • Imogen - 2012-01-19
    There are many places where you can get mice from. A garden centre might sell them in the pet store (that's where I got mine from) or check with your local pet shop. You should also get more than one mouse-two or three. They get really lonely, ill and depressed on their own and they don't live long on their own. Mice are very sociable and need company. They make great pets-enjoy your mice!
Anonymous - 2011-12-30
I have two mice: Milly and Poppy. Milly is fine with other mice but Poppy fights with them every time. Poppy is a young mouse: only a month and a bit where as Milly is elderly (about 18 months.) I'm worried because when Milly dies, Poppy will be left on her own. And I won't be able to get more mice after that because I've tried twice introducing other mice to her and it doesn't work, she attacks them. I'm wondering what to do??

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-30
    We don't know if Poppy is agressive or in some way thinking she is protecting Milly. Yes, Milly is getting older and Poppy may be left behind but there is no reason you can't go out and get two other mice and put them in a separate cage/area from Poppy. Poppy can then introduce himself nicely and play nicely with the other two or be by himself.
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-31
    Yes, I might get two more and keep them in another cage away from her if it doesn't work again. I hadn't thought of that. I think maybe she is just protecting Milly. Or she might be an aggressive mouse. Thank you for all your help and advice, I really appriciate it and I think I know what to do now. Thank you again
Anonymous - 2011-12-26
I have two mice at the moment. I got one a few weeks ago and one of the ones I have now attacked it and really fought with it so I had to separate them and take it back the next day. I'm going to try again now that I have a bigger cage to fit 4 mice in. I just wondered-is it best to get two mice at once or one at a time?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-12-28
    Thank you for all the advice guys! Unfortauntly one of them attacked the other two mice I got today so I'm taking them back this afternoon and I've seperated them. I appriciate all your advice though and will use the advice another time. Very nice of you and good advice.
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-27
    Thank you! I agree
  • Milly - 2011-12-27
    It's best to get two at a time I think. Then they can get used to each other and be friends. And it's nicer because you'll be getting two from the same litter-sisters. If you don't the one might be scared and more likely to fight. I learned that about my mice! Good luck-I hope they don't fight this time! Fingers crossed.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-26
    It's easier to get two at the same time cuz then you can see how those two get along before you purchase them. If you are going to have multiples, then I would strongly suggest to have just one male plus whatever number of females you want. Guys always seem to have to argue over who is dominant.
Anonymous - 2011-12-24
How can you introduce mice to one another outside the cage? I know you put them in a neutral territory for them to get used to each other; but I wondered is there any possible way of actually getting them not to fight?
Thank you!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-24
    You can't get them not to fight. Someone has to be determine the RULER and until that is accomplished they will fight. Put two of anything in a room and they will have to determine the LEADER. Outside the cage is just an easier way to let them determine who is boss. More room and gives them a chance to know each other and come to a calmer resolution.
  • Anonymous - 2011-12-26
    Ok-this is very good advice. Thank you!