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    05-13-2007, 10:37 AM

Any reason why a male and female mouse shouldn't get along? I have them in a 40 gallon tank, so there's plenty of room. I got them at around the same time, about a month ago, and they used to be fine with each other and cuddle at night. Now he's chasing her around, squeaking, and backing her into corners. She squeaks, and stands up on her hind legs and tries to push him away with her front legs. I tried to look for an answer online, but everything I've seen says only two males and two females should fight, not a male and a female.

Here are some pictures, just because

This is the brindle male, Triscuit

And this is the black and white female, Cookie

I also have these two, in another cage. The black one is the male, Miko, and the yellow one is the female, Sahara.

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    05-13-2007, 10:58 AM
That sounds very much like your male is attracted to your female but the feeling isn't exactly reciprocated! I'm guessing your mice aren't neutered? If you want to avoid fights and (possibly) babies if she gives in then it would probably be best to put them in seperate cages.
    05-13-2007, 11:13 AM
I thought about that, but I had that problem with the other two mice, and you could tell what was going on. These two just look like they're fighting, like two males would.
    05-13-2007, 04:13 PM
Mhm, I agree with Dave, it sounds like someone is trying to mate!
    05-13-2007, 10:36 PM
I don't mind babies, I just don't want her to get hurt.

Thank you guys
    05-13-2007, 10:47 PM
Be careful. I'm not sure how mice react, but I had hamsters that fought to one another's death after breeding. It was terrible. :(
    05-14-2007, 01:02 PM
Hmm I would take precautions anyway. As Kristy said - things can get very nasty!
    05-17-2007, 12:21 AM
We have babies!

The other two mice, (not the ones I was talking about in this post) had babies this morning!

Is there anything else I should know besides not to touch them?
    05-17-2007, 04:28 PM
Baby pictures


I counted nine, but I'm not positive.
    05-17-2007, 05:09 PM
Green Broke
Aww they're so cute. Has one of them not got any eyes? It doesn't look to have the dark eyes like the others.
How many babies is there, have you managed to count them yet?

I bred my two hamsters as a kid, she had 16 babies!!!!

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