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Post by Ainsley1o1 on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 6:22 pm

How do I know when my mice are ready to tame? Also should I try and get them all out at once or one at a time?

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Post by Blessed on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 8:00 pm

Hi there, Ainsley1o1.
How many mice do you have? Three?
You could pick one option out of these two: 1. Wait a couple of days if you just got them today, or 2. Handle them right from the start. It's really your choice and preference. And again, getting one or more out at the same time is really up to you. But I might lean towards the one out at once, to get to know that single one better by itself, and then when you're done holding or petting it, you should put it up and get another one out.

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If you're trying to offer them food out of the cage, there's a high chance they won't take it. My mice never really took food outside of the cage from the start. They definitely had to get to know me better before they would do that. It might even take weeks before they're comfortable doing that, or either you'll just have to find a favorite snack. Smile

Enjoy your new mice!

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Post by Ainsley1o1 on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 8:50 pm

@Blessed wrote:Hi there, Ainsley1o1.
How many mice do you have? Three?
You could pick one option out of these two: 1. Wait a couple of days if you just got them today, or 2. Handle them right from the start. It's really your choice and preference. And again, getting one or more out at the same time is really up to you. But I might lean towards the one out at once, to get to know that single one better by itself, and then when you're done holding or petting it, you should put it up and get another one out.

Friendly tip:
If you're trying to offer them food out of the cage, there's a high chance they won't take it. My mice never really took food outside of the cage from the start. They definitely had to get to know me better before they would do that. It might even take weeks before they're comfortable doing that, or either you'll just have to find a favorite snack. Smile

Enjoy your new mice!

Thanks this is really helpful. Naive me thought it'd be fine to try and get all three out at the same time and one took a tumble, thank goodness I had friends to help scoop her up again, I think I traumatized her and I feel absolutely horrible Crying or Very sad I think i'm going to try the one at a time thing from now on Bouncy thanks for the help!

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Post by Blessed on Sun 05 Nov 2017, 8:56 pm

I know what you mean about holding three. Very Happy But thankfully, mice are really resilient and flexible, so a fall like that most likely isn't gonna' hurt a mouse, but a hamster it could hurt.
And no problem! Though domestic mice are scared of heights, so I wouldn't think they'd go 'crazy' on ya', so to speak. Smile

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