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Post by AMellowHello on Wed 28 Oct 2020, 7:11 pm

So I had a few female mice and one of them gave birth unexpectedly (I bought from some breeders who probably wasn't the best but I was unsure of the warning signs back then) because I bought a female who was 3 days pregnant but wasn't showing signs since it was early stages of pregnancy, I figured out the number of days because googled the average gestation period for mice and took away the days since when I got them which was around 14 days approx.

Anyways, my sister and her boyfriend took in 2 males but I wasn't sure if I advised against it or not (I was pretty desperate since my budget was running low but I will take full accountability if I didn't). They're both adults so I was sure they would do some research but I'm not sure if they did or not. Before they left I gave them a sample of the food to last a few days and a week's worth of bedding. My sister went to Jolley's for the Rosewood Abode Hamster Cage in pink. Which is 55 x 39 x 26.5cm (w x d x h). When I went up the mice had one hide and wheel between them along with a food bowl and water bottle. I felt bad since for the longest time they only had that so I gave my sister an extra hide and a wooden chew toy for them.

I'm thinking about making a box for the mice with extra toys and hides in for them along with my kinda used cleaning spray (Johnstons clean n safe spray) and going to pass on my knowledge of mice to mice sister if she listens. I don't want to word it in a way where my sister might be thinking I'm accusing her of not looking after them properly but I am concerned the longer I see them because of their lack of entertainment. I hope it wouldn't seem weird, me still buying them things after I gave them away, but she understands I cared and still care about them a lot. Also, I don't think many people handle them so when I visit I'm trying to handle them for atleast an hour each.

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Post by SarahAdams on Wed 28 Oct 2020, 10:05 pm

Are both males being kept together?

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Post by AMellowHello on Thu 29 Oct 2020, 7:04 pm

@SarahAdams wrote:Are both males being kept together?
yeah that’s the problem because they sometimes fight but I report back to my sister when they do

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Post by SarahAdams on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 2:02 pm

Male mice must never be kept together. They are highly territorial and will fight, can give each other terrible injuries, and may fight to the death.

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Post by Clementine on Tue 03 Nov 2020, 6:42 am

You should tell them that they need to get another enclosure for the other male, otherwise someone could get hurt or killed

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Post by Tiffanieptrck1 on Thu 05 Nov 2020, 12:55 am

So what I would suggest is to mention that mice love repurposed objects  like tp rolls paper towel rolls and tissue boxes ECT. That is where I get most of my hides. Of course I have regular semi permanent hides they I rotate. But my girls seem to gravitate towards the boxes more. If you say it in a surprised tone and perhaps suggesting to try it out and that you heard from the internet she won't take offence. Because I did not believe it but the mice sure love it. Or you can look online/ petstore and find something really cute, like really really cute, and say you thought of them. Like I have a banana hammock that my mice absolutely love. As for separating them I do not know about that. If you lived in so. Cal I would give you my old plastic One (used a week to a month but one of them was biting the bars so I moved to a aquarium to be safe. They didn't get through because I moved them as soon as I seen the one doing it)New owners (family) 16045512
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(Sorry pictures are not good I am on my kindle and the camera sucks!)
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Post by Tiffanieptrck1 on Thu 05 Nov 2020, 2:45 am

Ohh.... I forgot to mention you need to take any plastic off things like the tissue boxes! Leaving a little bit of paper on the rolls might be fine but I usually don't. also no metal staples holding them together New owners (family) 20200711
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Since I switched to my phone here's more pictures. My mice actually also like  Egg cartons (so long as they're clean) And upside down drink carriers. In the picture this is a cream soda glass bottle 6 pack container on its side. They hop up-and-down it like a maze. I also included pictures of cute hides i have found but there are much cuter/cooler ones online.
They usually  Only last week though cause I like chewing through stuff. I hope this helped.
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Post by AMellowHello on Sat 21 Nov 2020, 2:30 pm

Thanks for the replies! I’m not sure about my sister’s financial state but I’ll surely mention it to her!

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