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! 
Latest Animal Stories
Dolly - 2004-04-29
I strongly reconmend that please do not use pine shreddings or the white shreddings, that is what killed both of my last two rats. My recentlly last one, Barbie ended up getting amonia and the pine shredding damaged her lungs, I sadly watched her pass right in front of me. My exotic vet dr. told me that those are no good for any small animal bunnies etc.. He told me to use corncob, you can find it at any pet store. that is what I use for my two mice that I have now. I hope that if you are using the pine shreddings or anything else that you strongly take my advice for the corncob before you have to go through what I went through. Barbie has been gone since Christmas and I am very sad about her passing, Imiss her so much and wish I would of known this before so I could of saved my princess.
Gloom Rat Heart

Hannah - 2004-04-24
I have caught a few wild mice maybe 30 or so in one big bunch and i cant sex them yet. they are the cutest little babies and i havent named em but i will when i can tell them apart. they will probly stick to you like a puppy but ive only had em for 2 days and theyre already eating there food they dont carry any dieseases i hope but you see they were abandoned on my doorstep by a drunk .theyre cute ums.

Sue-Z-Q - 2004-04-15
I have found that pine and cedar bedding causes respiratory problems with all small rodents, especially mice. I am not trying to go against anything anyone else beliefs, its just my personal experience that aspen is safer and better. Also, I dont reccomend feeding any small pet anything from Kaytee since they still use a pesticide in their food that was banned from use on human food.

Emika - 2004-04-15
we just had baby mice in our class and the mom had 11 of them....and her sister mouse,who lives in the same cage is realy protective of the baby mice that look like little red peanuts my teacher knows cant look at them or tuch the baby mice or the mom will kill them.....!!!!just dont look at them 2 much and stay away the mom is realy stressed and she needs her time 2 get use 2 the little mice.....We did this 2 the mice in our class and all of them are still alive and very healthy!!! so you shouldent tuch the babies .....for the first week just feed the mouse where her food normaly is and dont look or tuch the babies for the first couple of weeks!

crystal owen - 2004-03-25
i am glad to see that there are other people out there that are just as happy to have a mouse as a pet. i just have one. for your information i think that my female mouse is going to have lil ones but i cant tell.

gert, Victoria, Australia - 2004-03-18
i have two mice - shagga and mustad! they have just had a litter of 10 babies, but five got eaten. i figure they must have been sick, because mother always knows best. two i have named coz their patches are the same as rottweilers!!! mice r cute... but i wouldnt recommend having breeder mice if u cant or wont put in the time!

Jason - 2004-03-12
your mouse is cute. My mouse just had babies 4 days ago. they are cute and look like jellybeans. the mum is called princess and is my bestest pal.I am 11 years old butt i still love them.

Steph Dodge - 2004-02-24
About a week or so after school started, I puchased Howard, my mouse. Later my sister, Jenn, got a mouse. this mouse has an awful background. It was bought as snake food, but the snake did not eat it. Then it lived with my moms friend. They have birds, ferrets, cats, dogs, fish, and lizards. That did not work out so it came to live with us and got the name milkshake. On Thursdays we are all out of the house, but before we left, Jenn left the two together. In about a month we had pink, jellybean-looking mice in Milkshakes cage. Tommorow they will be three weeks old and the mom has not done anything to hurt any of the 12 babies!

cannabanana - 2004-01-31
my mouse recently gave birth, its so cool to watch the whole life cycle. when their first born they are so adorable. now they have fuzz and are starting to eat and drink on their own. (remember: if your giving your mice away to a petshop make sure the petshop doesnt sell them as feeders!!!) that would be awful!

*****mouse lover!*****

Anonymous - 2004-01-21
Well, I had two mice from the pet shop and one was having babies. They told me the other one was the dad. She ended up having 20 baby mice and I didn't know when to take the dad out. So after she had her babies she became pregnant again, and she had 8 babies. Soon after, I noticed one of my other mice was pregnant. So my advice is to take the dad out when her belly becomes lumpy.