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Old 06-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Hamster and Mice living together

I've been thinking about getting a couple of mice, and I was wondering if they could live with my hamster, Gowler. Gowler is a 7 month old male(?). The cage is a large aquarium.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No.
There're loads of problems with that. For a start, hamsters have different dietary needs to mice so they'd end up ill from unbalanced diet.
Secondly it looks from your avatar like Gowler is a syrian. Syrian hamsters must be solitary. If our syrian Scamp even sees another rodent she wants to kill it - we've seen her preparing to do so. Even the more social species can't happily and safely live with another completely different animal - they can't even live with other species of hamster, forget mice or other rodents.

If you try this you risk the lives of the mice and Gowler. Not a good idea.
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As already said, its certainly not wise to put different rodents together.

Syrians are solitary, whereas mice are very sociable Female mice get on easily in pairs or groups, males usually enjoy company but can be more terratorial and need more careful attention to ensure they live happily together x
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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simply put, if you want mice, buy another cage for them.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i wouldn't recommend putting any hamster with mice!

i have 4 female fancy mice and they make absolutely lovely pets, very friendly, even my 2 year old holds them without any problems ( under supervision)

enjoy your mice xx
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NEVER put mice or any rodent in together who are nt the same species. What made you think mice and hamsters could co-habit anyway? Anyone who even contemplates such a move are crossing into cruelty.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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No no no no no no no... 1) Syrians are solitary anyway, and 2) they are completely different species with different needs that I doubt would even tolerate each others' presence.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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dont under any circumstances put mice in with hamsters, that would be like putting a cat in with a bird, very cruel indeed
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