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Conversation Between finnfinnfriend and LadyVictorian
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  1. finnfinnfriend
    01-07-2013 11:00 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    What do you feed grown mice as a staple?
  2. LadyVictorian
    01-06-2013 08:56 PM - permalink
    LadyVictorian
    You could but bread has been proven time and time again to help with that transition. As they get use to solid foods crush up lab block into smaller pieces and offer them up to the baby. Also with a younger mouse know how to gender. Males will never have nipples and females always will even as newborns. It is the easiest way to tell genders apart since baby males can tuck up their testies and appear female.
  3. finnfinnfriend
    01-06-2013 05:27 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    I already looke up about the kitten formula and heat and all that :). I was thinking I could crush up lab blocks and mix them with the formula?
  4. LadyVictorian
    01-06-2013 05:12 PM - permalink
    LadyVictorian
    Get kitten formula to feed it an an eyedropper. As you wean it fill up a cap with the milk formula and add a chunk of bread, just enough to make it soggy. This makes it soft for baby to eat and the milk will entice it to munch the bread. Babies need to be warm so a heating pad against the cage and a tissuebox stuffed with tissue will make a comfortable next.
  5. finnfinnfriend
    01-06-2013 04:44 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    I was thinking maybe a "hopper" mouse. Then I can nurse it for a week and then start to wean it...
  6. LadyVictorian
    01-06-2013 04:11 PM - permalink
    LadyVictorian
    How young is it? If it's already weaned I would say go for it. If it's younger it will bound to you faster and have a stronger bond. Also makes them easier to train. If they are still nursing it can be tricky.
  7. finnfinnfriend
    01-06-2013 12:08 PM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    What about a baby mouse from a reptile store? One that was going to be sold for food...
  8. LadyVictorian
    01-05-2013 08:18 PM - permalink
    LadyVictorian
    I would get a mouse from either a shelter or a breeder but if you don't have either find a petsmart that only carries males. Petco carries males and females and the staff are horrid at telling genders. Nothing worse than taking home a pregnant female they told you was male.
  9. finnfinnfriend
    01-05-2013 06:47 AM - permalink
    finnfinnfriend
    Thank you!

    Many people seem to get their bettas from Petco and Petsmart and have no problems. Do you think getting a mouse from there is okay too?
  10. LadyVictorian
    01-05-2013 12:23 AM - permalink
    LadyVictorian
    Waterbottle, food dish, shavings (carefresh paper bedding is great), a wheel (make sure it's large enough too), a hut, the plastic ones work but in the hermit crab section they have coconut huts that are nicer since they are dark, and looots of chew toys and blocks. Oh and when feeding mice buy gerbil food. It has the right balance of protein and vitamins for mice compared to rat and mice with sometimes has too much protein which makes petshop mice lose their fur. Oxbow hamster food is good for a main pellet and Tropical Mix is great for treats, full of good things mice can eat but avoid sunflower seed and peanuts. Those are the two most common things mice become allergic too and elarning your mouse is allergic to them is scary o.o Fresh veggies and fruit is a great snack too and yogurt

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