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Post by FREDD » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00



My daughter recently got 2 mice and loves them.  I find them fighting and they
smell even though I'm cleaning the habitat everyday.  Any suggestions?  Also,
there's no fear of hanta virus from pet store mice, is there?
 
 
 

new mouse owner

Post by Ivys Li » Tue, 29 Dec 1998 04:00:00


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>I find them fighting

are they males? two males very often will fight, and there's not an easy way
around it

.>and they

Quote:
>smell even though I'm cleaning the habitat everyday

What kind of bedding are you using? how big is the cage?

Quote:
>Also,
>there's no fear of hanta virus from pet store mice, is there?

hantavirus is spread by Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus). The hantavirus
"scare" totalled, i believe, 25 deaths, mostly all in the same area. Pet store
mice can't get it, and the chances of even the wild mice in your area having it
are slim to none.

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new mouse owner

Post by Snuggle » Thu, 31 Dec 1998 04:00:00


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> I'm cleaning the habitat everyday.

what type of habitat?  is it an aquarium ? a cage?  
 
 
 

new mouse owner

Post by Bigc » Fri, 01 Jan 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>My daughter recently got 2 mice and loves them.  I find them fighting and they
>smell even though I'm cleaning the habitat everyday.  Any suggestions?  Also,
>there's no fear of hanta virus from pet store mice, is there?

get a cat...just kidding.