Betta-Paradise
The Admin & Moderators would like to welcome you to

Betta Paradise

If you like what you see, please feel free to register

to enjoy the many other sections in the members

areas

Including Betta Health, Showcase, General fishtank

&

Sales
Links

TheReefTank
proudly awards
this site as
Recommended Reading
Please vote for it
in the community!




Vote for us!



A Mouse?

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Go down

A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 5:12

Have any of you had a pet mouse before? And if so, what was it like and can you tell me some things that you learned from keeping it? Thanks.
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Newfishy on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 5:17

stinky and a little crazy. pen needed cleaned more often then hamsters. very adept little buggers at getting lose.
avatar
Newfishy
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 774
Points : 811
Join date : 2009-05-27
Location : USA-PA

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 5:29

I see. They don't sound to great now! I have had four hamsters in the past and I really did not enjoy having them. I really would like a rat, but I think my mom would much rather have a "cute little mouse" Rolling Eyes
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by lilacamy931 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 7:23

Try and convince her on a rat! Mice are adept at getting out but cute. Rats are gorgeous really intelligent and do really make great pets
avatar
lilacamy931
Feathertail
Feathertail

Posts : 2237
Points : 2543
Join date : 2009-07-22
Age : 33
Location : Bournemouth, Dorset,

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Haych on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 11:08

if you get the correct cage a mouse wont escape.

i've had a few, admittedly they do stink, but only need cleaning once a week still.

if you get them the specialised cages, either VERY small bars designed for dwarf/russian hamsters/mice you will have any issues.

you can also get mouse cages like the ones Netty uses as tanks for her betta tanks are also good.

what about Gerbil's? theyre very friendly too, and quite intelligent
avatar
Haych
Feathertail
Feathertail

Posts : 1134
Points : 1317
Join date : 2009-10-25
Age : 34
Location : Tamworth

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Wilsonnw8 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 11:22

Netty currently has a pet mouse! she probably just hasnt seen this thread but she'll give some useful advice too Im sure!

_________________
avatar
Wilsonnw8
Moderator
Moderator

Posts : 1967
Points : 2136
Join date : 2009-05-26

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 14:16

Yep I've got little buttons my boy mouse. I had him from 7 or 8 weeks old. Females can live in groups but males are best on their own. For this reason they need a big cage with lots of things to explore. Females tend to be great climbers but boys not so much.

My boy's house is a two tier cage which is 72cm long. It's the Marchioro Jack72.

He tends to poop in the one place alot which makes cleaning easy. He actually makes more mess with his food lol which is scattered everywhere. Lovely to handle and loves to have his head rubbed.

This is his cage.


And this is him


_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Guest on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 14:44

Yes netty a big cage not a MANSION. Seriously guys you should see that thing in the flesh rofl and then look at the 2 inch mouse rofl Sorry Netty but you're so funny rofl

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 14:47

I like my pets to have lots of room tongue He loves his Mansion lol!

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Guest on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 14:50

Netty wrote:I like my pets to have lots of room tongue He loves his Mansion lol!

rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl I still cant believe you keep a mouse in the same room as the snakes rofl

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 14:53

LOL....he doesn't mind the silly snakes and they got fed at the weekend anyway so are not interested in him now lol

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 17:07

I actually have a cage from the hamsters that I used to have. I just thought it wouldn't work because of the bars, but seeing yours has bars like it, it might work...Here's the link to the exact cage that I have~ (On the list that comes up it is the second cage: The Critter Trail 2 or something like that...)

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://pet.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pPETS-3760254dt.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.onestopbunnyshop.com/hamster_cages.html&usg=__qIcr9uKmS0WakLvmvdLwbiArfjA=&h=600&w=600&sz=79&hl=en&start=22&um=1&tbnid=L0Df79mDri2GAM:&tbnh=135&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3DHamster%2Bcage%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN%26start%3D20%26um%3D1
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 17:37

The reason I got mine so big is because I joined a mouse forum to find out and that's what everyone recommended. Another make is Savic. Apparently the bars on those are very small too. The gap should be under 1cm. I checked out alot of cages that had the narrow gap but were very easy to bend which a little mouse could squeeze through quite easily. Personally I would go for something bigger that has more floor space and just a bit extra height for hanging things onto.

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 17:41

Okay. I still don't know if I will actually get anything, but I am kind of interested. I really really really like the idea of getting a pair of female rats, but the fact that they need to go to the vet is kind of scaring me at the moment...And could you tell me which forum you joined?
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 18:24

Yep this is the site I joined. They also have a produce review page which is quite good too.

http://www.allaboutmice.co.uk/

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 18:29

Thankssss Smile I keep trying to talk my mom into a rat and she is stuck on "nasty pack rats" and how she thinks they are so much like ferrets that smell...Haha Smile
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 18:44

LOL....rats are cute too. I had a couple of girls years ago when my son was little....but boy did they make a noise on their wheel everynight. Mind you mouse's wheel squeaks like mad when he's running....I blamed it on the hoggies for weeks now but caught him in the act at the weekend lol

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 19:00

Haha! I really don't know...it's bothering me Question I think mice are little dolls but the risk of them getting out just freaks me out! One of my hamsters escaped once and I searched everywhere for him--even set safe live traps!--but he was missing for days. I finally found him scuttling around under my bed (where I had already looked!). But he didn't actually get out. I trusted him so much that I left the door open on his cage while I was doing something Smile
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 19:14

That was one of things I was worried about too cos mine was just a tiny baby. He's never managed to get out of this cage and now he's grown more I think it's unlikely he every will. Unless like you I leave the door open lol

I think Savic are the make that have all the gaps less than 1cm. They have quite a nice range of cages and it's worth looking on ebay for a bargain.

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 19:23

Ok I will do that. I just hope if I do get some mice I will have a better experience with them than those darn hamsters Mad Some examples of my hard times with them would be:
1. Junior (first hamster) getting out
2. Ralphie (a friend for Junior) eating Junior's face off
3. Cricket becoming epileptic (seriously!) after only having her for a year
4. Zoey (Cricket's sister) somehow developing a rare hamster form of mental retardation (not even kidding you)...oh what a great few years I had Smile
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 19:46

I think Hamsters can be like that though. My friends daughter had two and both died within a week or two. Ours lived for 2 years then had a brain haemorrhage of some sort and had to be put to sleep.

There's so much info on the internet these days and forums. Just decide what you'd like and then research so you get everthing just right. I'm sure then things will go alot smoother

Very Happy

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 19:48

Yep, I am currently perusing the forum you sent me! I have already made two posts! And I have another question, I don't remember where you got your mouse from. A breeder?
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Netty on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 20:09

Yep...we have a friend who breeds them. My little one was just 3 weeks old at the time and just couldn't resist him.

There's alot of really good info on that forum. Hopefully it will help Very Happy

_________________

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 20:12

Yeah. I have just been reading away...
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by ReptileLuver729 on Wed 23 Dec 2009 - 1:14

So far the only thing that I am worrying about for a mouse is that they are prone to getting lump things...that just worries me...
avatar
ReptileLuver729
Halfmoon
Halfmoon

Posts : 393
Points : 563
Join date : 2009-07-09
Age : 21
Location : United States

Back to top Go down

Re: A Mouse?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 1 of 2 1, 2  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum