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Calaway. Christmas Mouse
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Hello Tamarah,
My family and I are going to visit family this year for Christmas, and in order to get there we have to drive through the mountains.
I have one mouse -her name is Calaway-  even though we are getting someone to look after our cats while we are away, and she is willing to take care of Calaway as well, I think that Calaway would be lonely so i don't want to leave her. My question is, do you think the pressure of high altitude in the mountains would be too much for Calaway?

Hi Kyra,

She is adorable!  What a sweet mouse.

I'm not sure what effect the altitude change would have on a mouse, but I don't imagine it would be super comfortable.  What I would worry more about however would be the car ride itself.  If she does not travel with you often, I would be concerned about the stress that having her in the car for a long stretch of time might cause.  Just as going to a new home stresses a mouse, so do trips away from her home and environment.  That stress could open her up to possible illnesses, even after she gets back.

I'm sure Calaway will miss you, but if it is a choice between a pet sitter or a car trip through mountains, I would recommend the pet sitter watch Calaway.  You can give your mouse some fun new toys to explore before you leave to keep her happy and occupied, and then she'll be thrilled to see you when you get back.  :)

Best of luck with whatever you decide!  And Merry Christmas  :)


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