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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Tammy Thompson - 2011-10-27
I bought my female mouse pregnant she had her babies 3 days ago. Can I put the male back in the cage with her. I'm breeding them

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-27
    Leave the male separate until the female is finished weaning.
  • Imogen - 2011-10-27
    It is best to keep the male seperate from the female and the babies until the female is definitely finished. This is always best. But make sure you give the male a lot of attention as they get lonely on their own.
  • Geoff - 2011-11-05
    If the male has been out for a period on time no. Usually if the make is left in the cage after the babies are born it is OK he even helps the mother.
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Imogen - 2011-10-30
Do mice get lonely on their own? One of my mice passed away last night and the other one seems to be looking around for her. Do they live long on their own?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-30
    Mice are social small animals. It is usually best to keep them in small groups of 2-5 individuals (depending on cage size). You could purchase another mouse, but be sure to acclimate, and introduce them to one another before you place them in the same cage.
  • Geoff - 2011-11-05
    Yes they are very social. You need to replace the mouse as soon as possible with a female.
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Lorri Silk - 2011-11-03
One of my mice gave birth Saturday. I moved her from the tank she shared with father and three other females to a tank of her own. She started standing on her hind legs with her nose in the corner of the tank. I thought she may be doing this because she was in labor. The pups are almost a week old and she is still going into the corner, Any ideas why ?
BTW I tried moving one of the females into her tank that is also ready to give birth and she dragged one of the pups from the nest so I promptly removed her. This mouse is in her own tank as well now.

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  • Geoff - 2011-11-05
    Mice are very social. She is probably looking for her friend.
    We had a single mouse in our cage and she died in about 2 weeks.
    We now have two cages one with two males and the other with two females and 5 one week old baby mice all doing good. It is probably too late to return the other female to the cage.
    Keep her in the quiet and dim lighted area and I am sure they will all do fine.
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Imogen - 2011-10-30
I found Molly dead last night then buried her in the garden under my apple tree. I will really miss her: She was a very cute, lovely mouse. Bless her. At least she's in no more pain and suffering now. Thank you Molly, you'll always be missed. Never forgotten. You'll always be in my heart. May she rest in peace x

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  • madison - 2011-10-30
    How sad! I have a fancy rat. Still young. Bless you and your family!



    p.s. let her rest in peace
  • Imogen - 2011-11-01
    Thank you for your comment, aww that's very nice of you. I like rats they're cute
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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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