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I just recently got a mouse. I have had him for 3 days now. His name is Fedex. He is really cute.

Is there anything i need to do for him? Any foods i should give him in a proper diet? What i should be careful of? anything to watch for?
 

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Do not house him on pine or cedar! These litters are toxic.Try aspen,Yesterday's News or Carefresh.Give him tubes/tunnels and a wheel for excercise.
 

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Cute Mousie! I'd like to let you know that mice don't do too well by theirselves! They're very social animals, so you really should try to find him a friend! If Fedex is a boy, be sure to get another boy!!! But try to get a young one as male mice can be territorial! Check out some sites to see what all is best! There's a lot of info out there so just Google it! =) Good luck with your new little friend!
 

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isn't it very likely that male mice will kill each other if made to live together? At least I have seen people say this a few times on this site.....
 

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thats what i thogut as well...i usally have fedex out and playing around with me...so he isnt alone for that long....
 

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Cute Mousie! I'd like to let you know that mice don't do too well by theirselves! They're very social animals, so you really should try to find him a friend! If Fedex is a boy, be sure to get another boy!!! But try to get a young one as male mice can be territorial! Check out some sites to see what all is best! There's a lot of info out there so just Google it! =) Good luck with your new little friend!
Actually when it comes to male mice,they are highly territorial and will fight to the death in many cases.Introducing a new male to Fedex will most likely prove to be a disaster! Fedex will do fine on his own,as long as you give him alot of attention and toys and things to do.
 

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for food you should get a good lab block it has all they need for a proper diet that won't lead to weight issues
 

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Mice are pretty simple, easy to care for critters. A 5 or 10 gal aquarium, a wheel, a water bottle, and a food dish (not really needed if you provide a lab block) is all they really need. For toys, you can give them empty toilet paper or paper towel tubes, shredded paper/toilet paper, used popsicle sticks (flavorful!) or anything else made of safe materials lying around the house. A lot of them like bird toys, too, or rope which you can string around in a wire cage.

For a little house, turn an empty clean cottage cheese/sour cream/margarine container upside down, (with a lid on) and cut a door, leaving about a 3/4" lip at the bottom. They like to gather chushy, clean bedding to sleep in and make a pretty little nest. :)
 
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