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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2008, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Vibrating mouse?

First off, hi everyone! I'm new here, nice to meet you all.

Anyway, I have a question about my mouse. I had her out to play earlier tonight and every once in a while she'd start shaking really fast for a short period of time. First I thought she was shivering, but it's pretty warm here, being in So Cal. She's not sick, and she's very tame, so I seriously doubt she was shaking from fear or illness. I remember hearing before about mice "vibrating," but I don't know what that means or how you'd tell vibrating from shivering. Is it possible that's what she was doing?

Here's the little fuzzmuffin (Her name is Galleon):
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2008, 09:36 AM
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Hi and welcome.
She is really cute.Looks alot like a mouse I used to have.


She could be shaking from being nervous or scared.Was their another animal in the room or maybe odd noises? Maybe she sensed/smelled/heard something you couldn't.


I also wanted to mention,you should get her a female buddy.Female mice are highly social and should be in at least pairs.They thrive with company.




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Female mice also vibrate when they are in heat. They also tend to wiggle thier ears really fast. I too would also get her a friend or two. I have five females together in a 20 gallon long aquarium

Oh! I just wanted to say that your mouse is so very cute!
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-19-2008, 01:29 PM
 
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She is very cute!
I was wondering... what are the signs for a rat in heat?
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She is very cute!
I was wondering... what are the signs for a rat in heat?
Female rats go into heat every 4-5 days and are in heat about 12 hours.They will arch their backs and wiggle their ears and may even mount their cage-mates.




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I don't think I've seen my girls do that before..
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Well, there weren't any animals in the room besides my other rodents and my fish. And my crab. But nothing that would make any noise or threaten her. It's possible that she could have heard something outside that I couldn't. Or she could be in heat. She wasn't wiggling her ears though.

And don't worry guys, she has plenty of company. I guess I should have mentioned it, but I have 17 other mice. She IS currently separated because she's being treated for mites, but under normal circumstances she has 6 other tankmates for company. (And I've been spending as much time as I can with her until she's clear to go back with the others.)
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That's good to hear that she has so many friends! There are so many people who keep female mice by themselves. It's so sad. I want to say again that your mouse is so very very cute!
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Welcome! She is probably ok it might just be something that you couldnt hear!
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so do you keep male mice on their own?

and your mouse is very cute. makes me want mice (other than the ones in my shed)
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Male mice do better on their own (in most cases) - they are very territorial and will often fight to the death.




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