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boatboy wrote at 2009-02-25 16:38:04
I bought a feeder mouse , he was full grown then. My snake went awol before I got home with dinner. Dinner got a new name A.K.A. Mickey. Well, Mickey just died yesterday, 2 1/2 years later. He was a fun addition to our family, and will be missed.Even the cat misses him.


Sarah wrote at 2009-03-01 21:11:17
Don't get a buddy for a male mouse, they'll kill each other! Only the females live well with each other, and usually only littermates.


bob-0 wrote at 2009-10-03 15:07:11
feeding snakes mice is in no way illegal in any country. u can not tell the snake to adhear to human law it follows one set of laws, the laws of nature, not ours so feel free to feed ur snakes live as that is their natural prey


Haley wrote at 2011-11-28 20:52:08
There is really no true life span but since its a feeder mouse it might live a shorter life, and your mouse is a male like you said and male on male roommates tend to fight so you should get a female buddy for him. But dont judge how long he will live on this because i once had a feeder mouse for a little more than 3 years. I have had many mice in the past, feel free to ask anything.....


Gette wrote at 2013-05-18 03:51:01
I have a male feeder mouse that my son rescued from a pet store so he wouldn't be eaten by a snake (My son HATES snakes). I named him Mr. Botticelli. He has his own large cage (a hamster cage with a wheel), has natural bedding, lots of muse/hamster food and water. He is now a year old and it is starting to show. He is loosing hair and sleeps a lot. I was told that he is towards the end of his lifespan. Sad, but he's had a good year with his little hamster ball so he can run the house and his favorite snacks, popcorn and Cheerios.  


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