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Old 02-16-2019, 02:06 AM   #1
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hey!!

i am thinking about getting a mouse, but i know almost nothing about mice so i was wondering if there was a similar forum for mice? this has helped answer a lot of questions so it would be really helpful. Are there any good mouse youtubers as well? i did a lot of research of hamsters from youtube but i don’t really know where to begin for mice.

thanks for the help!
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:39 AM   #2
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There don't seem to be that many mouse forums although we do have members who keep mice who might know some, this one is a US forum but still lots of info that should help.

Unless you're getting a male which may be happy living alone (opinions vary on that) you will need to get more than one as unlike hams they are social animals & need company of their own kind.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:55 AM   #3
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I don't think there's a single reliable english-speaking mouse forum; every one I've come across preaches insanely outdated info. I joined one last year (the one linked above by the other poster, actually), mainly out of curiosity, and asked about where they source their info backing their claims that a trio of mice (and even a singleton) can live comfortably in a 10g tank, and they linked to me to sources from the 90's that stated the same minimum for a pair of large, adult rats. They deleted my thread when I asked for up-to-date sources and told me to leave the forum lol.

I don't own mice, but I would advise you to stay well away from US-based mouse forums; the US does not have a good reputation for having high standards of small pet care. Instead, I would recommend you source out some German forums or Info threads. All of their (US forum) info backing their housing information (that is, that a 10g tank is suitable housing for mice) is all sourced from pages from the 90's and standards for *laboratory animals*, and I wouldn't touch it with a 10ft pole.

Youtube is unfortunately not a reliable source for information (for hamsters nor mice). I found a couple info sites last year, and the absolute bare minimum for a pair is 80cm x 50cm x 50cm. I can try and dig the rest up, but here's one info site that runs you through the basics.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:31 AM   #4
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thank you so much for the help!!
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:15 PM   #5
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ErinsAnimals on YouTube has a male mouse and she posts a lot of helpful videos about mouse (and hamster!) care
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