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Squeak while play?

Post by Nestmouse on Mon 24 Oct 2016, 8:02 pm

Over the last two days, I've heard some squeaking from one of the two cages housing my current two mouse boys.
That's so unusual for me that first I thought it was a bird outdoors, and later wondered if one of the exercise wheels had developed a noise.
Later, I was worried about Scott who is very quiet and shy and loves to hide in his big fortress he keeps building from nearly all his bedding.
But tonight I took Scott to the bathtub to play, and before that the other mouse, Jeremy, had been out there for a long time. With him alone in the room, I heard the whistling and squeaking comes from Jeremy while he's playing his favourite game - climbing upside down on the ceiling around his hanging nest.
I only know squeaking from mice either angry or in pain. Why does he squeak while running upside down around the top of his cage? Does anybody know about mouse squeaks?

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Post by scaredymouse on Mon 24 Oct 2016, 8:21 pm

Oh yes, there can definitely be happy chirps. More chirpy than squeaky, in my experience. I've heard the girls chirp when they are getting a really good grooming. And I have recently heard my Tedward chirping. What's funnier is that he stops when I catch him. I think of it like singing in the shower.

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Post by Nestmouse on Mon 24 Oct 2016, 8:41 pm

Yes, it's more like chirping, that's what made me think a bird was at the window.

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