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Old 04-07-2018, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Bloomington, IL
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Just for the record, domestic mice, the kind sold in pet stores, come in lots of colors. Some even have dark colored "points" like a Siamese cat. There are also different coat types.

Here are some pictures and descriptions. They are all cute, but I think the Satins are especially pretty.

All About Mice Types & Varieties
OMG - they look so cute! I had no ideas there were so many varieties - I'd love to get a "blue" one with a satin coat.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Tennesee
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OMG - they look so cute! I had no ideas there were so many varieties - I'd love to get a "blue" one with a satin coat.
I've never seen a blue one in person, but they are very pretty. That was a UK website. Here's one for the US. I didn't link to it before because there are no pictures, but there is a list of breeders. They even have shows.

https://www.fancymousebreedersassociation.com/

If you should decide to get a mouse, please get at least two or three. They don't do well without a companion. I would get females (does). The males (bucks) are territorial, and will fight if they were not raised together. A mixed group will result in far more mice than you want, about every three weeks. It's also worth noting that the "mousy" odor people sometimes complain about is not the mice themselves - it's the urine of the bucks, which is very strong. Mice groom constantly, and if you keep the cage litter fresh, they are as clean as cats.
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: 60630
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Rats actually make better pets IMO.
I had boys so "uh, mom, I cant find my snake" wasn't an uncommon thing to hear. Try laying in bed at night wondering, where is that snake. We have had a lot of different critters. Quite a few mice. Our first rat was intended to feed a snake but the rat killed the snake (small blessings), hamsters, flying squirrels, raccoons, ferret, rabbits, birds, turkey, duck and the usual cats, dogs, pot belly pig, horses, goats, donkey.


LOL..I bet you are not living in an apartment..
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:04 PM
 
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This is an opportunity for you to get over your revulsion about another living creature with whom you share the planet.

The mouse has come into your life for a reason, to teach you something.

Just a thought. Take it or leave it.

https://www.spirit-animals.com/mouse/
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Old 04-08-2018, 01:47 PM
 
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Guinea pigs are more fun. They enjoy being held and petted, seem to understand that the caged life is an easy life, and have very interesting personalities. They can also learn to poop in a cup.

I love it when guinea pigs "popcorn" (leap like bucking broncos). My oldest DD belonged to a 4-H "Guinea Pig Club". We had several over the years, but "Cream Puff" was her favorite, and she won many ribbons at shows.
The cutest thing is their babies. They are born with their eyes open...little puff balls with huge feet and ears. They run around hours after birth.
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Old 04-08-2018, 03:49 PM
 
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I love it when guinea pigs "popcorn" (leap like bucking broncos). My oldest DD belonged to a 4-H "Guinea Pig Club". We had several over the years, but "Cream Puff" was her favorite, and she won many ribbons at shows.
The cutest thing is their babies. They are born with their eyes open...little puff balls with huge feet and ears. They run around hours after birth.
The color and fur variations are also interesting.

I liked it when petting one in my lap when it got completely comfortable and stretched its legs out.
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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The color and fur variations are also interesting.

I liked it when petting one in my lap when it got completely comfortable and stretched its legs out.

They also make a rumbling sound, kind of like a cat's purr, when they're being petted. We had Abyssinians (the ones with the rosettes) and Peruvians (long haired).
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:59 PM
 
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Be happy - she could have asked for a tarantula.
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:25 PM
 
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They also make a rumbling sound, kind of like a cat's purr, when they're being petted. We had Abyssinians (the ones with the rosettes) and Peruvians (long haired).
Abys have attitude.

My daughter had one that took on the dog once.

She had Swee'pea sitting in a paper bag (lying sideways) on her bed. Our dog wandered in and poked his nose into the bag.

Swee'pea came up on her hind legs, clattering her teeth, bobbing and weaving. Then she rushed forward, clamped her forepaws around the dog's muzzle, and bit him several times on the nose.

Then she faded back again, clattering her teeth, bobbing and weaving.

He just sat down wondering, "What the hell just happened?"
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Old 04-08-2018, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Dfw
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Get the mouse a friend!
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