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Old 02-09-2008, 01:42 AM   #1
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Talking Pet Mouse.

Ok,Im Trying to get my parents let me havee a pet mouse,i said i would Look after it and pay for it,but they wont let me? I Mean,If i can run a small business im sure i can look after a pet mouse.

Any ideas on how i can show them i am responsible enough to look after a mouse?
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:49 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pet Mouse.

they probably don't want a mouse in the house.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:15 AM   #3
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Do it anyways.
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:18 AM   #4
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Hmm I had a pet rat in 2005. tip: males smell more than females so I had a female, you can't tell the difference though, unless... haha. If you're ever gonna let it roam around the house you can get a plastic ball they make for that and the mouse just sits inside and rolls around in it as it walks.

Can't see why not aslong as you show em you've done your research and pay for all the equipment which isn't much. My poor rat only lived for about 3-4 months though I think, I left the cage outside and it became hot...
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:26 AM   #5
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Well,I Did as you said thrasher,and they are now letting me get one! I Do want to get a male,But how bad do male mice smell?
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Old 02-09-2008, 02:37 AM   #6
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Hmm that's good that it worked! As for gender, it's really up to you, I'm not sure if the gender difference in smell is as different for mice than it is rats, you could probably just ask the staff at the pet store though.
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Old 02-09-2008, 03:28 AM   #7
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Ahh ok,Have you got any tips on looking after them?
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Old 02-09-2008, 05:23 AM   #8
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Hmm well a mouse will be easier than a rat to keep but I only know of rats so keep that in mind but the info should still be accurate.

You can either use a glass or plastic aquarium or a steel cage. Glass can get hot and ammonia builds up faster than it would do in a steel cage which is what I used. You want a decent fitting roof for it too cause they can really jump and being a cage, it's easier to attach things like the water bottle and any toys but they climb on the walls pretty well so has to be able to keep em from escaping obviously.

You can fill the cage with either sawdust or cat litter, something like that just don't use something like a mesh floor, you can imagine them getting their feet stuck. Food-wise is basically just grains, they like sunflower seeds and maybe every now and then some vegetables, I put them in really tiny clay pot.

There's all sorts of things you can add to the cage if it's a decent size, I had a fake hollow log and it was winter at the time so I would drop in shredded tissues and my rat would make itself a bunker, I had that and a little mouse wheel.

You gotta get used to cleaning the cage too, like once a month I think you change all the cat litter floor. It may take a while for the mouse to get used to its new environment so just get it used to the sound of your voice, shouldn't be a problem, goodluck.
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Thanks for the advice,i just bought a new cage/hutch on ebay.
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:42 AM   #10
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No probs, sounds good.
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