Tempo Gain wrote:They are great pets. We've had a couple. You're lucky you haven't got a bitey one though. Most will nip you and can't really be held. You're also lucky they get along and don't decide to have a war to the death for control of their living space. Finally, just in case you didn't know their life span is about 2 years max.
Well. . .
- One of ours can be held no problem, but the other doesn't like to be held.
- I was nervous from the beginning, because I recalled being bitten by pet rodents when I was a kid, so I use great care when handling them, and Emily hasn't complained but I noticed she seems a little apprehensive of the one that doesn't like being handled.
- They did fight like crazy but we have two cages so we separated them and now we're ok. Actually, I didn't know if the fighting was territorial or amorous (don't know their genders), but one won every time, forcing the other to lie on its back in a corner, little paws in the air, squealing loudly. In separate cages it's no longer an issue.
- Life span. Yea, Emily treats them very well, so I think they'll live long lives for pudding mice, but I realized one day they'll die and it will be very sad, but I guess we all have to learn to deal with death eventually. I guess it will be a sad, learning experience when that time comes.