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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-22-2006, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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My boy mice have been fighting a lot lately; the tip of White Stripe's tail is bitten off and one of the agoutis has a large laceration at the base of the tail. I'd post pics, but the computer-cam isn't working. Any ideas on what to do? They have lived together since they were born and they have plenty of room to play in, but they still fight and "assert their dominance" by doing 'stuff' to each other...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-22-2006, 05:40 PM
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You will either have to seperate them or get a larger cage.Male mice get very territorial.

Male mice often fight,even when they are raised since birth.I fortunatly have been able to raise male littermates succesfully,but it doesn't always work.Since you mentioned that a couple of them have injuries,it is best to separate them.Male mice will even fight to the death in some cases.





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I have separated the boy with the lac at the base of the tail, but as we don't have any more cages, I can't move any of the others. It's really odd because most of the time they're asleep curled up together or grooming. When two of them are fighting, they'll get over it within a few minutes and start grooming each other like nothing happened.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 04:55 AM
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Do you have a big rubbermaid bin? If you don't they're cheap and you could probably use one of those for the time being. Drill holes in the top or cut one big hole in and cover it with mesh.

I currently have a mouse in a rubbermaid bin. He escaped a month or so ago, and we just caught him the other day. Turns out he was a male so we couldn't put him in the cage with the other male (we thought they were both females when we caught the other one)

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I do have one, but it's really small and soaks up urine and feces like a sponge. We use it to house the mice when we're cleaning the cages, too.
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I have 4 of my mice...Vanilla,Latte,Milkshake and Cupcake in one of them bins,just till they get bigger.They are fine in there.You can poke holes in the top or cut the whole top off and make a mesh lid.




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My boys are full-grown now, and the bin is pretty small. The plastic's cheap, too, so it's hard to put holes in the lid without shattering it.
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Did you ever seperate them? I saw rubbermaid bins at walmart for $5 last night...the big ones.

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Yeah, we put them in the small cage. I don't think they're very happy right now, though.
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They'll be okay seperated. Male mice will fight to the death. I have a male mouse all alone, and he still gets play time, so he's okay with that.

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They'll be okay seperated. Male mice will fight to the death. I have a male mouse all alone, and he still gets play time, so he's okay with that.
Yes,males will fight to the death.They are VERY territorial.Sometimes you can have males together tho,if they are raised from littermates...but even this don't work sometimes.Me,my sister and a couple of other people I know HAVE successfully raised male mice with no problems.




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I currently have a pair of male littermates living together and they get along fine. I could separate them if I needed to though. They are so cute when they curl up on thier wheel together and take a nap!
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littermate males will get along fine then turn on each other unless they have room..and even a desk doesnt always cut it...on solution is to castrate them..its about 15-30 bucks per mouse...works like a charm for me


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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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My parents (or my dad, at least) dislike my mice and think of them as a hassle as it is, so I don't think they'd go for $105-$210 just so the mice are happy.
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