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Mice/Friend for Hopper?


Out of all the orphan mice I was raising only one survived and its a hopper now. I wanted to know if I should get the hopper any friends?
Should I buy a hopper around it's age, or wait for it to get a week or so older and get it an adult mouse.

Hi Fyre,

If it is a male, he needs to live alone, though he would appreciate other mice in the room. He needs a lot of attention from you. If it is a female, she needs friends. Get two babies as soon as possible. The younger they all or any of them are, the easier the introduction.

Have fun!

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