Keeping Pet and Show Type togeather?

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Keeping Pet and Show Type togeather?

Post by candycorn on Tue May 01, 2012 1:59 pm

I have not been keeping my pet types and my show types togeather. It seems to make sense to me that the larger mice might bully the little guys. And there is just such a size difference that it would worry me.
But I have someone who contacted me and wants to keep one of my big ladies in with two pet store mice.
Does anyone do this?
Does it work out?
Are my fears ungrounded?

I admit completely to being a paranoid momma to my squeakers. So is this my own personal fretting or does everyone keep them seperate?
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Re: Keeping Pet and Show Type togeather?

Post by kawmice on Tue May 01, 2012 3:04 pm

It all depends on the specific mouse. I have and do keep mice of varying size and type together all the time, but I do get the ocasional mose or group who does not do well with new commers. It depends of the specific mouse.
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Re: Keeping Pet and Show Type togeather?

Post by bethmccallister on Tue May 01, 2012 4:17 pm

Yeah, the size doesn't have much to do with it either I think. In fact I see the smaller pet type picking on the large ones more often. I keep them together as I need to...everyone settles in after a day or two.
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Re: Keeping Pet and Show Type togeather?

Post by Rhasputin on Tue May 01, 2012 4:18 pm

Generally, the exact oppposite is true. Show mice, if anything, tend to be more docile, than pet type mice.

However, there really is no problem with keeping them together, at all, they're all mice! tongue
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Re: Keeping Pet and Show Type togeather?

Post by candycorn on Tue May 01, 2012 4:45 pm

Great to know. Thanks everyone!
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Re: Keeping Pet and Show Type togeather?

Post by LittleSniffs on Tue May 01, 2012 5:00 pm

We keep our mice together depending on how they get along. My biggest mouse is Buttercup from Mrs. beach and she is a huge sissy (but the sweetest) , while Midnight, (also from Mrs. Beach) the small pet mouse is the bully! I would just see how they get along. We moved mice around for about 2 weeks before we got them settled into where they are now.

And the one we got from you has became bestfriends with Midnight, those two girls are up A LOT playing. She's very out going also like Midnight :-)
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Tue May 01, 2012 8:27 pm

I never even thought about keeping them separate. As Rhasputin says, they're all mice!
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