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Most Popular Mice Breed As Pets

Jun 26th 2015 at 12:45 AM

Wild mice don’t make good pets, but you can go to a pet store and choose between white mice and fancy mice to find a good pet. Both breeds are raised to be kept as pets.

Any mouse can be made into a pet, but some make a better choice than others. So, before you decide to capture that mouse that has been making a home in your attic and claim his as your pet, take a few minutes to learn more about the most popular pet mice breeds.

The mouse you see up in your attic is a wild mouse. This type of mouse is not domesticated and isn’t used to being caged. Making a wild mouse into a pet would be like trying to make a wolf into your family dog. It just won’t end up very good. Not only do wild mice lack that natural affection and compatible behavior that a domesticated mouse does, but they also may carry diseases. Your better bet for a pet mouse is to go to the pet store or to a reputable breeder.

Sellers generally offer two main breeds of mice as pets - white and fancy. Both breeds are domesticated and bred for captivity. They have been raised to interact nicely with humans and to understand that humans won’t hurt them. They lack the natural fear that a wild mouse has because they know they can rely on humans to feed and care for them.

White mice are probably what people think about most when they think of a pet mouse. As the name suggests, they have white fur. They are also smaller in size than a fancy mouse. These mice may also be sold as feeder mice, but make sure when you buy one that it has been kept in a pet environment and not in the crowded conditions that feeder mice usually are. This will help ensure you get a healthy mouse.

The fancy mouse can come in a range of colors, such as orange, beige, brown, cream, silver. They may also be a combination of colors and have various type of fur. The fur can be smooth, curly, shiny or even long. They are usually twice as big as a white mouse. Fancy mice may even be entered in shows, just like dogs and cats.

Whether you choose a white mouse or a fancy mouse, make sure that you are buying from someone who has taken good care of it, so you can be sure it will be good tempered and healthy. You shouldn’t have any trouble finding a mouse, though, so don’t be tempted by that mouse living in the attic. To learn more about rodent care in San Jose, please visit this website.

Author Bio

Nancy has a deep love of animals and talks and writes about them regularly. She is a huge animal rights advocate. Read her thoughts at Weebly blog.

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