Mice [NOOK Book]

Overview

Mice are popular pets, beloved by children and adults alike. They combine a small size, easily met needs, and the ability to learn tricks in a cute package. Mice contains all the information an owner needs to know for properly caring for and bonding with these pocket pets. Inside, readers will find complete discussions of important subjects, such as housing, necessary equipment, feeding, grooming, and health care. It also contains a chapter on training, including socialization, safe handling, solving problem ...
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Overview

Mice are popular pets, beloved by children and adults alike. They combine a small size, easily met needs, and the ability to learn tricks in a cute package. Mice contains all the information an owner needs to know for properly caring for and bonding with these pocket pets. Inside, readers will find complete discussions of important subjects, such as housing, necessary equipment, feeding, grooming, and health care. It also contains a chapter on training, including socialization, safe handling, solving problem behaviors, and basic trick training. Using full-color photos and tip boxes that highlight essential topics, this book shows why these delightful creatures are both low-maintenance but highly interactive pets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780793849284
  • Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Animal Planet Pet Care Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 805,039
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Tammy Gagne is a freelance writer who specializes in the health and behavior of companion animals. She is a regular contributor to several national pet care magazines and has owned purebred dogs for more than 25 years. She resides in Maine with her husband, son, dogs, and parrot.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why I Adore My Mouse 5

Reviled and Revered

Physical Characteristics of Mice.

Mouse Behavior and Temperament.

Selecting a Healthy Mouse.

Boys and Girls

Easing the Stress of Homecoming

Chapter 2 The Stuff of Everyday Life 25

Supplies

Cleaning the Cage and Supplies

Chapter 3 Eating Well 49

The Diet of Wild Mice

Prepackaged Food

Grains and Cereals

Hay Is for Horses-and for Mice

Fruits and Veggies

Other Good Choices from Your Fridge and Pantry

Nutritional Supplements

Items You Should not Feed Your Mouse

The Importance of Hydration

Chanter 4 Looking Good 63

Grooming Builds Trust

Bathing

Nail Care

Ear Care

Dental Care

Chapter 5 Feeling Good 75

Finding a Vet

Weighing the Cost of Veterinary Care

The Vet Visit

General Signs of Illness

General Illnesses

Illnesses that Commonly Affect Mice

Stress

The Accidental Breeder

Chapter 6 Being Good 91

Handling Your Mouse

Can You Really Train a Mouse?

The Value of Positive Reinforcement

Socialization

Tricks

Housetraining Tips

Heading Outdoors with Your Mouse

Problem Behaviors

If Your Mouse Keeps You up at Night

Preventing and Finding the Lost Mouse

Resources 106

Index 108

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Rats are SOOOOOOOOO much better than mice

    I could give &infin reasons why rats are superior to mice when it comes to being a pet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    deadmau5

    Buy this book and Joel Thomas Zimmerman will hang out in your pantry at night. Mice are scary. Especally dead mic3. Cause they make horrible awful terrible dubstep covers of classical music. Really.

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