• Taming a scared pet mouse, **HELP**?

    Hi there! I have a five week old fancy mouse. I've had him for about a week now, and even though I've been talking to him every day and offering him treats, he won't come out of the plastic igloo that I put in his cage. He'll sniff the food on my finger tip, but then he'll run away. I hate to do... show more
    Hi there! I have a five week old fancy mouse. I've had him for about a week now, and even though I've been talking to him every day and offering him treats, he won't come out of the plastic igloo that I put in his cage. He'll sniff the food on my finger tip, but then he'll run away. I hate to do this because I don't want to break his trust, but would it be okay for me to take out all of the hiding places in his cage so he has to get familiar with my hand? I won't try to grab him or corner him or anything, I'm just thinking if he sees my hand with no place to hide maybe he'll interact with it? I'm just afraid that he'll stay skittish and won't bond with me. My last mouse was from an SPCA so he was friendly already and i didn't have to tame him.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • My rat died suddenly, why?

    My boys are about 8 months old, all brothers living in a very large cage. I cleaned them out the night before And they had a swim in The bath and loved it! I check on them the morning after and they were fine! But after I came home that evening, Stewie was lying dead on the floor. There were no signs of illness or... show more
    My boys are about 8 months old, all brothers living in a very large cage. I cleaned them out the night before And they had a swim in The bath and loved it! I check on them the morning after and they were fine! But after I came home that evening, Stewie was lying dead on the floor. There were no signs of illness or anything what so ever. He used to “honk” if you like, but I’ve kept rats for years and have never thought anything of it.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • Poll: Thoughts on pet rats?

    13 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to travel with a hamster when it’s cold?

    I need to just get my hamster and her cage into a car and out of the car so she’s outside briefly, but it’s really cold outside. What do i do? Do i just wrap the cage in a blanket or something?
    I need to just get my hamster and her cage into a car and out of the car so she’s outside briefly, but it’s really cold outside. What do i do? Do i just wrap the cage in a blanket or something?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Tapeworm segments in my pet rats’ stool?

    Best answer: Sounds like your rattie has a parasite problem with everything else. your vet can get him on a dewormer, that should solve the problem. Normal eating, drinking, and regular normal bowls are a good sign. A good idea to separate a sick rodent from the healthy, some conditions can be contagious. Another point is two... show more
    Best answer: Sounds like your rattie has a parasite problem with everything else. your vet can get him on a dewormer, that should solve the problem.
    Normal eating, drinking, and regular normal bowls are a good sign.
    A good idea to separate a sick rodent from the healthy, some conditions can be contagious.
    Another point is two years is getting past prime age for rats, seldom living over 3. Elderly rats are more prone to age related problems.
    Blood in the stool is cause for concern, best bet is vet examination.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can two mice live in one hamster cage?

    hello! i am looking to buy a mouse, and i read that it’s ideal to keep two mice together since they are very social animals. some background: ive already taken care of a dwarf hamster. though i am young, i was able to take care of her. she lived a full two years, meaning i already have a hamster cage. i read that... show more
    hello! i am looking to buy a mouse, and i read that it’s ideal to keep two mice together since they are very social animals. some background: ive already taken care of a dwarf hamster. though i am young, i was able to take care of her. she lived a full two years, meaning i already have a hamster cage. i read that mice can live in hamster cage as long as the bars aren’t to far apart. the cage is a regular sized cage, maybe even larger than most. it has many tubes and compartments the mice can explore. does anyone know if two mice can live in the same cage?
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • LOSS OF BULGE IN PREGNANT MOUSE BUT NO BABIES!!!?

    I have two female mice that are pregnant. One of the females started showing about a week before the other and the initial pregnant female was about the size of a golf ball 3 days ago now and look like it was ready to give birth any day. I checked on her yesterday morning before I left for the day but due to not... show more
    I have two female mice that are pregnant. One of the females started showing about a week before the other and the initial pregnant female was about the size of a golf ball 3 days ago now and look like it was ready to give birth any day. I checked on her yesterday morning before I left for the day but due to not getting back until midnight I did not check on them before I went to bed. When I woke up in the morning this morning the female was drastically smaller but there is no sign of babies anywhere or that she gave birth it all. I know that pregnant mice can reabsorb their babies if there's a stressful situation or they feel that the habitat they are in is not suitable for the babies but everything that I have read on it states that it does not happen this late in the gestation. I do not know if there's something that could have happened that went wrong or if this is normal and she still is pregnant but I have not found anything during my research that goes over this specific situation. If anyone had a similar situation happened to them where they're pregnant mouse went from being about to give birth to a complete loss in size with no signs of a baby or that they have given birth at all and maybe eating the babies and know what could have happened please let me know and if you know of anything article wise That Couldn't like me a little bit on to what could have happened so that I can make sure that it doesn't happen with the other female I would appreciate it
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • My ratty is going crazy?

    So Ive had my boy Killian for a little over a year and recently hes been acting out such as doing things like attacking the fabric Ive tied to some spots on his cage so he doesnt get out (hes an escape artist as well). he has to hit his head against the side of his cage and although I take him out for about an hour... show more
    So Ive had my boy Killian for a little over a year and recently hes been acting out such as doing things like attacking the fabric Ive tied to some spots on his cage so he doesnt get out (hes an escape artist as well). he has to hit his head against the side of his cage and although I take him out for about an hour every day as well as give him time with my other ratty Emma he still does this and it concerns me.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • One of my rats makes grunting noises like a pig, should I be worried?

    Best answer: Rats can make all sorts of verbal sounds, probably his enthusiasm to be out exploring and running around. Often chittering and purring means they are happy and content. They can get loud and mean sounding when angered, or even hiss. Most of the time, they are rather... show more
    Best answer: Rats can make all sorts of verbal sounds, probably his enthusiasm to be out exploring and running around.
    Often chittering and purring means they are happy and content.
    They can get loud and mean sounding when angered, or even hiss.
    Most of the time, they are rather quiet.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXHEa-v1...
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjgO2Tx...
    Worry sounds are consistent wheezing sounds sneezing cough sounds and such. Loud squeak might mean look in on your ratty.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I have construction going on In my house tomorrow in every room but not all at the same time but where should I put my guinea pig?

    Best answer: Keep piggies as far from the noise and dust as possible. A pen type cage if suitable is easy to move and set up, even if only temporary.
    Something like this will be a little stressful for them, but you stay around as a familiar sight, they will be more relaxed.
    Best answer: Keep piggies as far from the noise and dust as possible. A pen type cage if suitable is easy to move and set up, even if only temporary.
    Something like this will be a little stressful for them, but you stay around as a familiar sight, they will be more relaxed.
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do hamsters make a lot of noise?

    i want a hamster.. but do they smell bad? do they make a lot of noise at night> im a light sleeper.. and im a college student so i can only keep it in my room.. i dont want the room to smell bad bc i am also sensitive to smell...
    i want a hamster.. but do they smell bad? do they make a lot of noise at night> im a light sleeper.. and im a college student so i can only keep it in my room.. i dont want the room to smell bad bc i am also sensitive to smell...
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Are rodents intelligent creatures?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is wrong wih my piggy :( !?

    Best answer: If your parents are willing to take him to a dog and cat vet, then please do agree. Most vets are savvy enough about piggies to provide good care for the 'usual' maladies. It is certainly better than nothing. (Check the website of that vet. I bet it will say they treat piggies too anyway.) As for the hay,... show more
    Best answer: If your parents are willing to take him to a dog and cat vet, then please do agree. Most vets are savvy enough about piggies to provide good care for the 'usual' maladies. It is certainly better than nothing. (Check the website of that vet. I bet it will say they treat piggies too anyway.)

    As for the hay, be sure to get more. It is critical (more important than their pellet food). Go for the aspen shavings next time (I assume your current bedding mentioned is either pine or cedar shavings?) Aspen shavings are perfectly safe as far as fumes are concerned.

    I wouldn't worry about the well water. Most well water is better than tap water for pets. Tap water has all kinds of crap added to it like fluoride.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I release this mouse now, or wait until tomorrow?

    I set a non-lethal mouse trap in the kitchen with peanut butter crackers as bait. I caught two mice earlier today and released them at a wash (that's what we call dry river beds here in the Sonoran Desert) 1.2 miles from my apartment, and now I've caught another one. It's making a lot of noise as it... show more
    I set a non-lethal mouse trap in the kitchen with peanut butter crackers as bait. I caught two mice earlier today and released them at a wash (that's what we call dry river beds here in the Sonoran Desert) 1.2 miles from my apartment, and now I've caught another one. It's making a lot of noise as it tries to escape. Should I go release it now, even though it's 10:13 PM, or should I wait until tomorrow and possibly catch more mice between now and then? It has a peanut butter cracker, of course.
    11 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • What's the cutest pet name you know?

    Best answer: Fig
    Best answer: Fig
    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Boar Guinea killed both cage mates and ate one.?

    I had 3 male guinea pigs. Louie,Oliver and Rocky.I had Louie 2years and Oliver and Rocky a year. They where all in the same big cage. They all had separate Food bowels and water bottles which I refilled every morning and night. They all got a long great. I ve never had any issuse with them fighting. Then a hour ago... show more
    I had 3 male guinea pigs. Louie,Oliver and Rocky.I had Louie 2years and Oliver and Rocky a year. They where all in the same big cage. They all had separate Food bowels and water bottles which I refilled every morning and night. They all got a long great. I ve never had any issuse with them fighting. Then a hour ago I get home from work and Rocky is just dead. No marks on him at all then my sweet Oliver neck is completely chew out with blood all over him and all over the cage. His neck was just gone. His head only being held on by a small thing piece of skin. His leg was stripped of all flesh and Louie was covered in blood, mainly around his mouth and he was fatter then normal.Louie has no marks on him when I checked. I m completely confused as why he would kill them both and even eat Oliver. They all 3 was healthy as they just went to the vet a month ago for check ups. I m confused. what would cause Louie to do This? could a fight go that far between them even if they ve never faught before? I don t know what to do with Louie anymore. i cant even look at him without feeling like I m going to Vomit cause I imagine Oliver s almost chewed off head. I m so confused. i didn t think Guinea pigs would do things like this to each other. please help. any advice is appreciate..
    6 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I’m off at College and my guinea pig at home is showing signs of sickness. How often do guinea pigs make it through sickness?

    Best answer: I had a guinea pig that unfortunately passed away the day she got sick. Vitamin c is crucial for guineas so i would suggest feeding it some. I would also highly suggest taking him to the vet, but if not, research. it is true that guinea pigs get sick quickly. back to your question, with proper care, your piggie... show more
    Best answer: I had a guinea pig that unfortunately passed away the day she got sick. Vitamin c is crucial for guineas so i would suggest feeding it some. I would also highly suggest taking him to the vet, but if not, research. it is true that guinea pigs get sick quickly. back to your question, with proper care, your piggie should make it. :) best of luck
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago