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Post by bluesfan1905 on Fri 10 Aug 2018, 10:51 pm

Until recently I’ve had two female mice kept together in two cages connected by a tube but I just got a new female to keep them in a group of three in case of tragedy. My problem is that one of my females keeps getting into these squabbles with the newer one. She will check her out and in an instant she is chasing her vigorously around the cage often using teeth to hold her back. She isn’t drawing blood or anything. Anyone have any tips or is this normal behavior?

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Post by CallaLily on Sat 11 Aug 2018, 10:28 am

If no blood is being drawn it’s recommended to let them work it out. Just continue to keep a close eye on things. Chasing, squeaking, mounting, etc are all normal for newly introduced mice figuring out who’s who.

That said if a mouse is being bullied to the point of not being allowed to eat/drink enough, you should intervene. Also sometimes having two cages connected by tubes can cause trouble.  It could split the group, with one laying claim to one side and fighting to keep others out. Just something to keep in mind. Smile


There’s more on introductions here: https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t19-keeping-mice-together-introducing-them.

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