Keeping and Breeding the African Pygmy Mouse - Part 2 - That Pet Blog
One of the most prolific members of the rodent family, a pet mouse can reproduce quickly, breeding as often as every 20 days
sold as pets often differ substantially in size from the common house mouse. This is attributable both to breeding and to different conditions in the wild. The most well known strain, the white , has more uniform traits that are appropriate to its use in research.
On Friday through Sunday there will be members of the Fancy Mouse Breeders’ Association (FMBA) available with examples of some of the many beautiful varieties available to the mouse fancy, and public interaction is encouraged! There will also be a number of informational materials covering all aspects of mouse keeping, from the very basics of how to keep a pet mouse healthy and happy, all the way to resources for anyone who might be interested in getting started in the hobby. And of course, answers to any questions about the care and keeping of mice that anyone may have.
Fancy Mice Breeders • View topic - Pet Mouse Club
Varieties of Mice - The Fun Mouse
Fairly regularly, the members of the AFRMA Board (who have their phone numbers on most of the club literature) get another type of call. The conversation almost always follows the same line. The person calls and explains that they have a pet rat or mouse which they recently bred. Now they have a litter of babies who are eating them out of house and home. They would like to get rid of them now. The pet store will sell them for snake food, and they don’t want that to happen. “You will take them, won’t you?” is the usual question.Yes, your wild mouse could be bred with a fancy mouse, but at 16 months she is probably too old. Domestic mice quit breeding at about one year old. They only live one and a half to two years. The wild mice might be a little different. Most likely if you bred her to a domestic mouse, the results would be the same as breeding an Agouti fancy mouse to any other color (you would get Agouti). Breeding wild mice to fancy mice is not highly recommended, as the offspring usually have timid and skittish personalities like their wild parent. You must also be careful whenever handling wild mice or placing them in with your other mice as they can carry many parasites and diseases that would be deadly to the pet mice.A new species to the pet scene that is not truly a mouse, but they are small and mouse-like, so I tend to reblog photos of them when they pop up. Originating in Africa, they began to be bred by humans as snake food for certain breeds of python, as these were their natural foods and coaxed picky snakes to eat better. Because of their cute faces and soft fur, many people began attempting to domesticate them for pets.The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA) was founded in 1983 and is a non-profit international club. Anyone that has an interest in rats or mice can be a member. The main purpose of AFRMA is to promote and encourage the breeding and exhibition of fancy rats and mice. We also educate the public on their positive qualities as companion animals and provide information on their proper care. Competition are held several times a year in Southern California. These shows are very similar to cat, rabbit, or dog shows. Judges evaluate the animals based on for each type of rat or mouse. We also have Pet Shows in conjunction with our regular shows that are dedicated to pets only with for rats and mice regardless of their physical qualities. The club has set up at several events around Southern California during each year, including the America’s Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, to educate the public on rats and mice as pets and show animals.