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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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Anonymous - 2011-10-25
My mouse kept spreading the sawdust round in the cage last night, several times. She really messes it up (her name is Milly) and she's done this loads before. Does this mean anything?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-25
    It doesn't really mean something. It is just something that they do. Mice build nests or dig holes. They make hidey places for themselves in just about anything and everything. So digging in sawdust would be just so normal.
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-26
    Good, I'm relieved it doesn't mean anything. I thought it didn't. Thank you very much for your comment
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Anonymous - 2011-10-16
My mouse has cancer (a large red tumour on her body.) She has red marks under her eyes which are nearly closed and runny. Her skin is all bumpy with loads of little tumours as well. I can't bear to lose her and I don't want to take her to the vet because they'll put her to sleep. She always rests all the time and is abut 14 months old now. I don't know what to do. Please help.

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  • David Brough - 2011-10-17
    Wow, that is a tough situation. Are you sure the vet won't be able to remove the tumors? If your mouse is in pain, it might be best to let her go peacefully. A vet may also be able to reduce her pain.
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-18
    Thank you for the comment. I don't think she'll last long and it may be best I agree to take her to the vet. Even though I can't bare to lose her it may be the best thing for her and they might be able to remove the tumours. Thank you very much for the advice again, much appriciated.
  • Imogen - 2011-10-19
    My mouse has excatly the same thing! Just keep her comfortable. There's not much you can do for her now. Same as mine, they're dying. They have cancer. I can't bare to lose mine either. I am very sorry x
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Anonymous - 2011-10-12
Mice are so cute, I love them so much!! :D

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  • Imogen - 2011-10-12
    Mice are very cute, I agree. I love them so much too! I have two, Milly and Molly. Do you have mice of your own? Mice are lovely and just adorable!
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-12
    Yes. I have two mice too called Nibbles and Squeak. I love them so much, it's unbelieveable! Thank you for replying to this comment, much appricated. Aww your mice have some awesome cute names! :D x
  • Imogen - 2011-10-12
    They're awesome names too! Cool, they sound cute. Same with my mice.
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-13
    Cool! What color are they? Sorry, just wondering! One of mine is black and white, the other is all chesnut coloured. They're adorable and really tiny little mice!
  • Imogen - 2011-10-13
    It's fine. Awwww, they do sound adorable! One of mine is greyish brown and white and the other is chesnut brown and white. They're really cute and it's unbelieveable how much I love them. Mice make great pets and females smell less than males, although females do smell too!
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-13
    Aww, they sound so cute! Thanks for the advice, I never knew males smelt more than females! And mice do make amazing pets and are easy to care for. My mice Nibbles and Squeak are lovely and I love them so much it's unbelieveable. I'm sure you feel the same way about your mice: I feel mine are like family to me I know that's a bit silly but I'm sure you do too and they're so cute they can't not be family if you know what I mean!
  • Imogen - 2011-10-13
    I actually do feel the same way about my mice! Yes, I agree with you. Thank you for replying! Awww I feel excatly the same way and don't worry: it's not silly at all ignore those who say it is they have no idea what love is! Got to go and stop commenting now, bye! (don't bother reply)
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BARKHA - 2011-10-10
Hi, I have two white albino rats. They are 15 months old. The female have given birth 16 babies. Her last baby was born 6months ago.her last 5 babies were died in a day. Is there any chance to her to reproduce?

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Imogen - 2011-10-09
I won't post anymore comments after this (I know I've posted at least 3!) But Molly's skin is now really bumpy with loads of little tumors as well as a massive one. I don't know what to do-she's happy cuddling up with Milly (my other mouse) and is enjoying being with her sister. And is still eating but isn't active. Please help. I think she's going to die soon but I just need a bit more advice. Thank you.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-10-09
    The best thing you can do for your mouse at this point is just keep her comfortable! It sounds like she probably has cancer (which is relatively common among mice), and there is really not much you can do about it. Just keep her cage clean, dry, and give her plenty of her favorite treats :)
  • Imogen - 2011-10-10
    Yes, I agree. Thank you so much for the advice, much appreciated. Her eyes are basically closed as well and she shivers a lot so I'll just see how she goes. Thank you for your comment again.
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Anonymous - 2007-11-16
Female mice do smell, but it's less than male mice.

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  • Hellen Williams\r\n - 2011-10-08
    Thanks for the share!
    Hellen
  • Imogen - 2011-10-08
    Yes, that's right. Male mice smell more and I think you have to clean them out more often. And they might fight. Female mice don't fight, and smell less. I think it's best to get female mice if you're worried about the big smell from male mice. Female mice are also more friendly
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Danielle Therrien - 2011-10-03
I'm really worried my mouse is losing fur and I don't know why. I clean the cage once a week, but I go to school so I sometimes miss like 3 days of cleaning. The skin where the fur is red, not pink but red.
I recentley have changed bedding from this safe enviorment stuff to wood chips and she is 7 months old. I'm scared I don't want her to pass away, I love her so much.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    If you look at the article you will see that loss of fur is usually a result of allergies or possibly mites. I would switch to a carefresh for the bedding as sometimes wood chips have coloring etc in them that your little guy can be allergic too. Softer also. It sounds like an irritation to the skin cuz itching. I have never seen anything but I am pretty sure there must be something you can do for mites - something at a pet store. You can check where the skin is irritated to see if you can see anything unusual. Cleaning the cage is pretty important as bedding can get wet or urine or poop can cause irritation. Try and think if this was you. If you had an irritation or sore or itch or redness - what could/would it be and what you can do to correct it. First try and determine what you think it is but I'd still change the bedding to a carefresh. That is paper and soft and says dust free.
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    If your little fella is eating OK and poop is good and activity is good - then he should be healthy. You should be concerned if activity and eating level changes. You should be a little
    concerned about the fur missing but that should be correctable. It is itching.
  • Imogen - 2011-10-08
    I think a softer bedding would be better. Because the wood chips can itch the mouses skin and they're sometimes allergic to that. It might be allergic to it which is why your mouses skin is red. If you have time, you should try to clean it out more often. Once every three to four days is enough. If you can't though and only have time once a week, that should be ok. It could also be mites. In which case, buy special mites treatments in the pet shops and spray it onto your mouse. It could be ringworm or maybe a skin condition as well. Maybe you should get advice from your vet. I hope it gets better soon. Keep an eye on your mouse. If the activity levels are ok and the mouse is eating and pooping ok, why worry? Enjoy your time with your mouse. I'm sorry about this and do hope it gets better soon. Keep her warm and comfortable with loads of bedding (hay is the best bedding) at all times.
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Reed - 2011-10-05
I have two mice. When I got them, I got one that was a runt. Now, she's really fat. the other one's normal size, but this one looks like it's been eating hamburgers or something. Does anyone know any mice diets or something?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-05
    There is no technical 'mouse diet'.
    Your mouses' large size could be attributed to genes. I have read articles about mice being larger than others due to genes. Other factors could attribute to her large size. Perhaps take your mouse to the vet, and see what they have to say?
  • Imogen - 2011-10-08
    It sounds like it did eat something fatty before. It's not much but my advice is that don't give the mouse any fatty foods for a while and only healthy foods and see how that goes. There's special healthy mouse food sometimes if you ask in pet shops. Mouse pellets. I have them for my mice sometimes and they're very healthy. And a mix of foods will be ok. You should, in small quantities give them fresh fruit and vegetables but not too much. Keep an eye on the mouse. It could be a health issue. Ask your vet for some more advice if it doesn't improve.
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Sundarraman. - 2011-10-02
My white Mice Cheeku died in the morning today. He was just 45 days old. Very active and alert till y'day ni8, suddenly he started shivering and I wrapped warm cloths n he went to sleep. Morning We found it dead. Me n my fly will miss him a lot n specially my kids. 45 days was more then enough for Cheeku to make footprints in our heart.
May the soul rest in peace.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    I am sorry. It is hard to lose a pet - especially so unexpected.
  • Imogen - 2011-10-03
    I am very sorry. It's really sad to lose a pet, especially when it's so young and it was unexpected I bet. But it's because you loved them that you miss him. Remember all the fun you had together and remember: the days he had were really happy. I bet he was well looked after. I've had some experience with my white mouse being put to sleep because of a skin condition called Mandy. I still miss her now. I know what you're going through and know exactly how you feel. I'm sure Cheeku is in a peaceful place now and my Mandy too. You did all you could for him. I'm very sorry again.
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Immie - 2011-10-02
Hi, I need some advice because one of my mice I think is going to die soon unfortunately because she's really ill. I just wondered if and when she does (I have two mice) will the other one be lonely on her own? I'm really worried about the one that will get lonely on it's own, should I be? Will she notice the others gone? Advice and guidance will be much appreciated. Thank you.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    They seem to know when one is missing. It will look for the missing one for a day or so and then if you can give her some extra attention - she will be fine. However, they are social creatures and would appreciate another mouse for company. Should you choose to get another one - introduce them to each other on neutral territory - outside the actual cage and wait till they get used to each other - might take a whole hour or so.
  • Anonymous - 2011-10-03
    Thank you for your help-much appriciated.
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