Lonely male mouse accompanying old female?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Lonely male mouse accompanying old female?

Post by muisjes on Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:54 pm

I just got a young male mouse and am housing him in a 20 gal tank. It is well decorated but he looks soooo lonely. I have an old 1.5 year old female and was wondering if she could be his tank mate? No way should she have a litter as she never had a litter. Are they fertile till death?

muisjes
New Member
New Member

Join date : 2017-06-22
Posts : 17
Likes : 3

Mellow

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Lonely male mouse accompanying old female?

Post by Rodents rock! on Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:51 am

I believe there would still be a chance she could get pregnant. Plus even if there wasn't I don't think it a good idea to put a young male mouse in with an old female mouse as he would probably try to mate with her and not leave her alone and that wouldn't be fair to her. Male mice need attention from their people. Try spending more time with him.
avatar
Rodents rock!
Hero Member
Hero Member

Join date : 2016-06-27
Posts : 1340
Likes : 355

Aries Caffeine Fix

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Lonely male mouse accompanying old female?

Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:58 am

No, definitely do not put them together! They can become pregnant at any age, and at an older age it is extremely risky and stressful for a mouse to give birth and raise babies. Your male will be okay as long as you are interacting with him daily. If he seems lonely, maybe try to take him out more, even if it's just for an extra few minutes, he will enjoy it. You can also make him a "fake friend", one of my boys really enjoys his fake friend and carries it everywhere with him, there's a tutorial I believe on the DIY section. If your female doesn't have a friend, consider introducing another female to her, as females definitely should not be alone. Good luck with everything! Smile

_________________




Angel Remembering: Violet, Snow, Holly, Lilac, and Daisy
avatar
AnonymousMouseOwner
Hero Member
Hero Member

Join date : 2016-06-13
Posts : 1442
Likes : 279

Creative
1st Place -- December 2016

View user profile https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIep-VOhEjeTsilL7Sk2fFQ

Back to top Go down

Re: Lonely male mouse accompanying old female?

Post by CallaLily on Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:27 am

@AnonymousMouseOwner wrote:No, definitely do not put them together! They can become pregnant at any age, and at an older age it is extremely risky and stressful for a mouse to give birth and raise babies. Your male will be okay as long as you are interacting with him daily. If he seems lonely, maybe try to take him out more, even if it's just for an extra few minutes, he will enjoy it.

This! Try spending more time with him and give him a lot to do. Switch up toys more often, rearrange his setup, give him new tastes and textures to explore.

_________________
Rina, Tilda, Arsinoe, & Eulyn
❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️
Remembering:
Twix, Bacon, Hashbrown, Daryl, Cheeseburger,
Seren, Celyn, and Hazel
avatar
CallaLily
Hero Member
Hero Member

Join date : 2016-04-03
Posts : 2831
Likes : 647

Aquarius Wishful

View user profile https://www.instagram.com/suz_eliz/

Back to top Go down

Re: Lonely male mouse accompanying old female?

Post by muisjes on Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:43 pm

Thank you all. I agree with the replies. Just wanted to double check Smile

muisjes
New Member
New Member

Join date : 2017-06-22
Posts : 17
Likes : 3

Mellow

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

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