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  1. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hi I recently discovered that my pet mice may have been eating the toilet paper Iv been giving them to build a nest with, and am looking for a safer substitute to paper products. Furthermore I heard that maybe timothy hay could work does anyone know if this is a safe option(I know they cant...
  2. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    So my 6 week old mouse is definately pregnant. I feel so bad because she is sooo young. Right now she has her sister with her. Should i keep them together? Should I keep the igloo in there? It's a really small one. Should I cut a box or something bigger in there instead? I'm open to any advice.
  3. Degu Discussion
    Hi there, i'm a new degu owner - i acquired 2 little boys, about 3 yrs old last weekend. i've been reading tons of stuff about them and feel confident about the basics. It's so good to have forums like this. :) They're happy little guys, so i just want to make life as optimally interesting...
  4. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    So I wanted to make little mice babies and I think it has started but I'm just not sure. I know that she is supposed to have like a little plug on her "area" but I don't see it. BUT she looks a little bit bigger than she did last week. Any ideas??? ? #2: Will the boy mouse keep trying to...
  5. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hi, I'm going to be getting three domestic mice shortly to do a science project for a scholarship. Don't worry this isn't one of those awful laboratory things where the animals are horribly treated. No, I'm a pet lover too so they are going to be treated just as well as my three precious dogs...
  6. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    i have a female that is pregg and due any day and she was with the father but i woke one mornig and he was dead and coverd in bite marks and i think his back leg was eaten i was just wandering if this means she is canibalistic and gonna eat her babbies??
  7. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I was at a friend house the other day and her brother had come to vist her from college. He was doing a project on rats and he had three, they were all in horrible living conditions and were flea infested. They were never socailized properly and they smelled super bad. One was accually losing...
  8. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    ok mice are everywhere no their not crawling around my house i bought 2 female mice not knowing they were PREGNANT! so 2 nights ago my black mouse (cocoa) had 6-10 babies. and just around today at 12 PM had about 6 babies but 2 died but i cant find the second one that died .they were right next...
  9. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hey everyone! I am brand new to this, but I need some help! I have had rats in the past, but always male rats. I recently got a female rat.. I am unsure of her age. She was to be sold as snake food, but I fell in love with her and bought her immediately. She was shy at first in her new...
  10. Memorials
    Our hamster Bella died eariler this month. She had a tumor. :( We first noticed it about a week and a half before she passed, but my mom didn't think we should risk surgery, because Bella was getting on in hamster years anyway. Me and my sister (who was Bella's mommy) were going to move her...
  11. Memorials
    We've been going through alot of hot and cold spells here. And my boyfriends mom set the ac to kick on if it got too hot. Well it ended up getting to cold in the house. And by the time I got the heating pads and stuff out for my cages it was too late for most of my mice. All of them passed...
  12. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hello everyone. I'm in a bit of a situation here >_>. So I bought two mice from a petco about a month or so ago, thinking they were both female (that's what the sign said, but their incompetence knows no bounds.) Well about a week after I noticed that one of the mice had become noticeably...
  13. Degu Discussion
    Hello, I have two degus, Diego and Penelope. They were bought as a "class pet" for my chemistry class, but I have 90% claim over them. ^_^ When I got Penelope she was pregnant with what I am assuming was her first...litter? (Is that what they're called for degus?) Anyway, about a month in she...
  14. Degu Discussion
    I was wondering what sort of toys I should buy for my soon-to-be goos. Since there isn't any Degu toys, I didn't know if I should go with chin, rat, ferret, or some rabbit toys. Also, what do goos like to play with? I mean are they tunnelers like hamsters, or what? Do they like ferret hammocks...
  15. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    Hi all! I bought my first mouse from the pet store about 2 weeks ago. I noticed she was a little fat looking about a week ago, and then I had someone take care of her for a few days and came back and her belly is SO FAT and it is streched at the bottom. She looks like every pregnant mouse...
  16. Degu Discussion
    My 3 ladies arent building nests...is this normal? They are currently in a cage too small (it's the one they came with) and we are working on getting a larger one. Could this be the problem? I adopted them, one as an adult and her two youngins. If they werent given proper nesting material in...
  17. Degu Discussion
    So I have this problem with one of our girls, Carrie. When we clean the cage, she will dig up all the chips on the left side and move them to the right side. Does anyone else have this problem with their degus or do I just have an squirrel with mild OCD? :)
  18. Degu Discussion
    My girls honestly have always preferred home made nesting materials, over the kind you can buy at the store! Imana's favorite is just regular facial tissue (like kleenex), and paper towels. She loves to shred them up, and make a soft, warm bed in her nesting box. I've bought her 2 different...
  19. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    ok my first post and here it is. I got 2 male mice and 1 female mouse in a cage and the female seems to be pregnant. Now my question is should I seperate her from the males before she has the babies or will she be fine with them? All of them have been in the same cage since getting them when...
  20. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Hey, everyone. I'll try to keep this short. I adopted Princess in March. The rescuer gave me Carefresh bedding to use. She told me Princess always uses it. Princess was fine and healthy until May. She cut herself on the nose and I had to take her to the vet. The vet told me Carefresh is the best...
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