Acquired: Pet store
Posted May 06, 2015
I've had hundreds of mice over the years but Sir Fluffy is my first completely hairless mouse. I've had hairless rats but not mice. He's a pretty tame little critter. He has red eyes and due to what seems to be extreme sensitivity to light he usually keeps his eyes closed or squinted. He's skittish since he can't see my hand coming down but once he's on my hand he's fine. We got a friend for him but they didn't get along so we separated them and Sir Fluffy was alone again. He doesn't seem to mind being alone but I felt bad for him so I searched for a girlfriend for him. I found a cute silver girl mouse and they get along great.
I like watching them play and explore their cage. I add new things once a week when I change the bedding so, they have a whole new setup each week. To keep costs low, I recycle cereal boxes, paper towel tubes, small shoe boxes or any cardboard box really and I cut them and stack them or hang them to make fun mazes and hideouts for them.
Mice make great pets for kids who are gentle with small animals. They are quite entertaining and Sir Fluffy gets lots of attention from guests who are kinda stunned by his odd hairless appearance.