Go check the ones at the shelter and if they appear healthy,then why not adopt? I agree with Missy,if they are up for adoption they are probably healthy.
Pet store mice are often sick (not always) because they are on improper diets,housed on pine,do not recieve vet care if needed and a number of other reasons.
A healthy mouse will be lively,have a sleek and shiny coat and bright eyes,will be quite active and have no sounds coming from their lungs.
Sickly mice have dull coats and eyes,hunched backs,are lethargic or skinny,missing fur,sneezing or breathing weird.They may also have discharges coming from their eyes,nose and even the ears.
When you look at mice from anyway,whether a shelter or pet store or even a breeder,look for those signs.
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