Rats and mice are great pets. They quickly learn to recognize their owner and will come running out to visit when they see you.
• Telling males from females. The person you buy your mice from will likely know what sex the mouse is, but no one is perfect and even experts make mistakes occasionally. The best way to determine a mouse's gender is to inspect the distance between the genitals and anus. This distance will be greater in males than in females. If you are buying your mice from a pet shop, be sure to check the sex of the mouse before you buy it. Pet stores are notorious for incorrectly sexing mice.
Rats and mice hate it when their house is dirty. Make sure to clean your pet’s cage at least once a week. Wash it out and put in fresh bedding. Never use cedar or pine shavings though . . . they’ll make your rat or mouse sick. Good things to use instead are aspen shavings, CareFRESH™, and Gentle Touch™.
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• Mice, and rodents in general, are subject to some unfair prejudices in our culture. Many people see them as pests and think they carry diseases, when this is very untrue. Though they are just as fuzzy and docile as other small mammals, like hamsters or rabbits, they are still seen in a negative light. Yet, more and more people are starting to realize that they are lovable creatures and make great pets. In this section we will present some common “Mouse Myths” that many people still believe.• Myth: Mice are stupid.
• This is perhaps the most incorrect myth of them all. If you measure the size of a mouse’s brain compared to its body weight it’s bigger than dolphins, apes, and even humans! Mice are very intelligent creatures and have survived in the wild by their cunning along for millions of years. Such a tiny animal cannot fight off predators; it can only use its smarts and sneakiness to survive. This struggle has ensured that mice are quite smart and make great pets for this reason and more.
• Myth: Mice carry diseases.
• Ever since mice were fingered as the culprits in the transmission bubonic plague hundreds of years ago, they have had a certain stigma as diseased animals. In fact, the mice (and probably some humans) simply carried fleas infected with the plague bacterium. To say that a mouse is inherently prone to carrying disease is absurd. Most wild animals are infected with diseases and parasites. This is a cruel fact of nature and unfortunately many of these animal’s lives are cut short because of it. Our pets have the benefit of clean environments, uninfected food and water, and veterinary medicine and care. This is the reason that domestic pets have much longer and healthier lives than their wild counterparts. Perhaps because mice have only recently become more popular as pets that they still carry this stigma.
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