Okay, so was at a pet store yesterday with my 5yo DD just looking around at their animals when DD looked down and yelled "RAT, MOMMY!" I looked down and saw a little brown mouse just hanging out. So I alerted an employee who was close by, who came over and picked it up. She said it wasn't one of theirs and said that she'd just hold it as a feeder. The animal lover in me just couldn't have that so I asked if they could just sell it and she said no, but pointed out how friendly he seemed to be (he was just sitting on her hand all calm and such) and asked if I wanted to take him home instead. So, yeah, we now have a "pet" mouse.
I had gerbils once and I know they are social creatures...are mice? Should I go out and buy him a friend? Would a "wild" and "domestic" mouse get along? We have Aspen bedding that we use for our dwarf rabbit (and did for our gerbils too), is that okay for a mouse?
Any friendly advice would be appreciated!
Answer by Orionsgirl at 8:30 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by TooManyOwls at 8:32 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by bloomsr at 8:29 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 8:30 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by emmyandlisa at 8:31 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
I'm not sure.... you can call and ask at the pet store. I always had single mice... they were so cute. ;o)
Answer by Crafty26 at 8:32 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by spottedpony at 9:58 PM on Apr. 27, 2011
Answer by Freela at 8:12 PM on Apr. 28, 2011