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Post by Kiwi&Celmentine on Tue 05 May 2020, 10:59 am

Hello everyone! I’m wondering if there’s distinct differences between feeder and fancy mice. Size, pattern, demeanor, etc. Mostly I’m wondering if there’s a difference in their care, because my mice were branded as fancy but they’re small, skittish and have no pattern.

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Post by Robin~ on Tue 05 May 2020, 4:20 pm

This article discusses this question in detail: https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t4804-feeder-mice

Basically, there's no difference in care/demeanor; it's all about where/how they were raised. If they're from an ethical breeder who socialized the mice from birth they're bound to be more comfortable with humans than a mouse whose only interactions with humans have been just moving them to another box. This isn't to say mill-bred mice can't be social, because they absolutely can when you give them time, they just won't want to jump in your hand right as you take them home.
But, in terms of feeder vs fancy, if they're from a pet store, they're basically the same besides coat color.

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Post by Kiwi&Celmentine on Sat 09 May 2020, 4:26 pm

My mice are much friendlier now. I have my eye on a white and black mouse. She’s a real cutie

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