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My pet mouse is really sick!

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Just now, E-money said:

It's a rodent, not meant to be pet.

Feed it to a snake (another animal not meant to be a pet).

Not true at all...mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs are all pet worthy rodents...however, their life expectancy is typically very short, especially for mice where two years is usually pushing it...rats and hamsters may be three years. Gerbils, though, if they have a mate or companion, can live up to 8 years...4-5 years if they are alone. They are not as clever as rats or mice, but they do live longer. These numbers are averages, so nothing is absolute...

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1 minute ago, daddymack said:

Not true at all...mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs are all pet worthy rodents...however, their life expectancy is typically very short, especially for mice where two years is usually pushing it...rats and hamsters may be three years. Gerbils, though, if they have a mate or companion, can live up to 8 years...4-5 years if they are alone. They are not as clever as rats or mice, but they do live longer. These numbers are averages, so nothing is absolute...

Why bother to bond emotionally with something that you know is going to live 2 years?

There are better pets out there that live a bit longer and are able to show affection in ways that rodents can't.

 

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Beats me as to why, but people do.

Some parents think it is a good way to teach their children about mortality, death, responsibility, etc.

They are easy to maintain, cheap to feed, reasonably quiet and easy to dispose of when the day comes...and they can be affectionate.

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My mouse has fallen and is doing the exact thing you said.. Did your mice make it or did it pass? He has me worried..

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passed...but that was over ten years ago...Ace has moved on...

how old is your mouse?

what do you mean by 'fallen'?

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