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Post by CinnamonPearl Tue 30 Aug 2016, 8:16 pm

It might just be the Petsmarts in New York.

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Post by Rodents rock! Tue 30 Aug 2016, 8:19 pm

@CinnamonPearl wrote:It might just be the Petsmarts in New York.
Ok, I didn't think about that.
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Post by CinnamonPearl Tue 30 Aug 2016, 8:23 pm

It would depend on how many different suppliers they have across the country.

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Post by Rodents rock! Tue 30 Aug 2016, 8:34 pm

@CinnamonPearl wrote:It would depend on how many different suppliers they have across the country.
True, true.
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Post by Brynne Wed 31 Aug 2016, 5:40 am

Gosh, how interesting! I will stay tuned and see how this plays out.

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Post by DVirginiana Mon 05 Sep 2016, 2:07 am

I know this is a few days late, but I work at a PetSmart so maybe I can shed some light on the situation. We have no official age limit for adoption vs. being sold, it's based on health. So in all likelihood an older mouse would be put up for adoption because of becoming feeble (or kept at the store with medical care if sick). I was actually allowed to adopt an older mouse with cancer so I could take him home for mousie hospice care. But healthy older animals could still be sold.
That being said, mice sell somewhat slowly but not that slowly. If the petcare person really had adopted his brothers and had them that long then they'd have made an effort to get him into a home. My favorite animals almost never stay in the store long because I sell the heck out of them whenever someone comes in who seems like they're invested in finding a friend instead of the cheapest possible living decoration.
Sounds like the person you talked to was either confused or lying.
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Post by CinnamonPearl Mon 05 Sep 2016, 7:26 am

Thank you for your input! The general consensus seems to be that she was lying. So I won't believe that Monster is two. Unfortunately, now I'm back to square zero in guessing his age.

DVirginiana, do you have any idea about these supplier mishaps? Do you know how long shipments haven't been going out? Do you have any way of finding out?

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Post by DVirginiana Mon 05 Sep 2016, 6:13 pm

I'm not aware of any issues with suppliers. We're still getting mice in at the stores in my area. I'm in the south though, so your area probably has different suppliers. The people working at most stores don't really know anything about the suppliers. I not even sure how much contact management has with them, like whether it's direct or if they order through corporate who then orders from them.
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Post by CinnamonPearl Mon 05 Sep 2016, 6:14 pm

Ah, that's a shame. I guess there's not much way to get any sort of guess on Monster's age then, unless I can get him next to a quarter and turn it into a guessing game. >.< I ought to just pick something and call it done.

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Post by goldfishfanforever Thu 08 Sep 2016, 4:20 pm

I have a hamster that will be three this year and has never slowed down so far and is far more active than my one year old one and my other one that is roughly one.
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Post by River Thu 08 Sep 2016, 5:07 pm

Hamsters have a longer life span than mice do, though.

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Post by DVirginiana Thu 08 Sep 2016, 11:07 pm

I thought Agent Bauer was really young, like not full grown when I got him, but he never really grew. He's just my tiny little high-strung buddy. I always assume any mouse at a pet store that has already reached adult size is between three and six months.
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Post by MouseLover Fri 09 Sep 2016, 8:13 am

River - it depends on the species of hamster, not all have longer lifespans than mice, and those that do typically only live an extra 6 months - 1 year. Most hamsters can only expect to live 2 years, so 3 is pretty old indeed.

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Post by River Fri 09 Sep 2016, 5:48 pm

^ That's if they're from an unethical breeder - typically, robrovoski hamsters from a good breeder live 3 years, while a mouse lifespan is typically only 1-2. That's still a bit longer. I believe syrians also have that 2-3 year lifespan. Not sure about any of the others, though - I've never owned them. Confused

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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner Fri 09 Sep 2016, 6:03 pm

I've had one hamster in my whole life, and she was a robrovoski, she lived a good 4 years. She didn't slow down at the end either, she was pretty much as active as always, (And as crazy as always, trying to attack me Neutral ). But from what I've heard, mice live 1-2 years, and might make it to 3 if you are super lucky, but they slow down a lot at the end of their life.

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