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I don't know why, but my mouse will not chew on his chews! He has two wooden blocks that i got from the pet store for mice. He just ignores them. The only time he even touches them is when he moves them out of the way. He doesn't chew on anything else. Could somebody tell me why he won't chew on anything?

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Dear Sydney,

My mice never chew on those little colored blocks either. A lot of what is sold at pet stores is meant for the consumer to think looks cool, not because it is actually interesting or good for the pet.

There is a type of dog chew bone which is hard but edible. I believe nylabone makes one. I gave that to my mice and they loved it. They have chewed on various things that I put in the cage. I don't worry about it. They do what they want to do.

Let your mouse do what he wants to do, and don't worry about it!

Squeaks n giggles,

Natasha  

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

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I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

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B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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