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Post by CocoCappuccino on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:43 pm

I have owned hamsters for a few years, and now I am getting into mice. My family has owned mice years ago, but I have never owned any myself. My Chinese hamster, Coco, recently passed away...I have been looking for some more fuzzy friends.

  I use Hamster Hideout at the moment, my name is the same as it is here. I have done lots of research using this website, and I have come to a conslusion: I am planning on adopting a trio of girls in a 10 gallon tank, although I may upgrade to my 620 sq. in. bin cage, which is equal to a 50 gallon tank. It may be big, but I plan on packing it with toys so there are no exposure areas that can scare them in any way. If they do not do well in that, I will move them back into the 10 gallon or use my spare bin cage that is 250 sq inches (I will have to measure again.)

 Anyway, I currently own 2 dogs, a corn snake (I humanely feed him mice, I do not support using petsore snake food. I know this is a mouse forum, but I will NOT feed any pet mice to him.), I also own a male Betta fish along with other kinds of fish, with chickens and ducks. I hope I'm welcome here, any advice is always wanted! Smile
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Post by Mice Are Cute on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:48 pm

Welcome! I just got some chickens a few days ago! I hope you like the forum! Very Happy

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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:48 pm

Welcome! It's me, HamsterMouse! Smile

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Post by CocoCappuccino on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:57 pm

@AnonymousMouseOwner wrote:Welcome! It's me, HamsterMouse! Smile

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Hey! I also read the post about the neutered/spayed mice. Since I'm new, I may just stick with females first Laugh This forum supports breeding?
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Post by CocoCappuccino on Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:58 pm

@Mice Are Cute wrote:Welcome! I just got some chickens a few days ago! I hope you like the forum! Very Happy

Awesome! Thanks for welcoming me here Yay
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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:05 pm

@CocoCappuccino wrote:
@AnonymousMouseOwner wrote:Welcome! It's me, HamsterMouse! Smile

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Hey! I also read the post about the neutered/spayed mice. Since I'm new, I may just stick with females first Laugh This forum supports breeding?
That sounds like a good idea!

I wouldn't say "supports breeding". I'd say "Is fine with responsible breeding". We have a whole article on what it takes to be considered a responsible breeder, and it isn't easy to be one. To be a responsible breeder, one must have a reason to breed, a way to find good homes for all of the mice they don't have room for, track lines well, know genetics, and lots more. There's more about it here: https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t31-so-you-think-you-want-to-start-a-mousery

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Post by CocoCappuccino on Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:17 pm

@AnonymousMouseOwner wrote:
@CocoCappuccino wrote:
@AnonymousMouseOwner wrote:Welcome! It's me, HamsterMouse! Smile

Welcome Crew


Hey! I also read the post about the neutered/spayed mice. Since I'm new, I may just stick with females first Laugh This forum supports breeding?
That sounds like a good idea!

I wouldn't say "supports breeding". I'd say "Is fine with responsible breeding". We have a whole article on what it takes to be considered a responsible breeder, and it isn't easy to be one. To be a responsible breeder, one must have a reason to breed, a way to find good homes for all of the mice they don't have room for, track lines well, know genetics, and lots more. There's more about it here: https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t31-so-you-think-you-want-to-start-a-mousery

Ah I see, I wasn't planning on it, at least for now. I would need to talk with that guy that my dad knows about it. I will read the link anyway, just to get extra knowledge. If I do decide to breed, my reason would be because of animal mills. They improperly breed, and I would rather breed them myself so I will know they are correctly bred and happy. Thanks for the warnings Bliss
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Post by Peachy on Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:37 pm

Welcome to the forum. Mouse Wave

To reiterate what AMO said, you definitely would not be driven away for breeding responsibly. But we do like to see mouse parents who are knowledgeable beyond the "basics" before they breed... for reasons benefiting both the mice AND the owner (as well as any future owners).

Looking forward to seeing you around the forum. Be sure to show off your girls when you get them! Smile

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Post by CocoCappuccino on Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:42 pm

@Peachy wrote:Welcome to the forum. Mouse Wave

To reiterate what AMO said, you definitely would not be driven away for breeding responsibly. But we do like to see mouse parents who are knowledgeable beyond the "basics" before they breed... for reasons benefiting both the mice AND the owner (as well as any future owners).

Looking forward to seeing you around the forum. Be sure to show off your girls when you get them! Smile

Of course, I am dedicated to become a responsible breeder one day, but for now I will do my research and my precautions. (I don't think my parents would like the smell.) I was thinking about getting 3 albino sisters, and I will surley upload pictures if I decide to get them, thanks Laughing !!
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Post by Rodents rock! on Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:04 pm

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Post by stephlisa on Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:29 am

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Post by CallaLily on Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:13 am

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