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Learn more about Blair County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center on their website:
Learn about how to care for mice on the ASPCA website:
From the ASPCA:
"Thinking of getting a mouse? You're in good company. The domestic mouse-- not to be confused with the kind you'd find in a field or attic--has been kept as a pet for centuries.
A mouse measures in at about 3 1/2 inches, not including tail, and weighs just 1/2 to one ounce. While white (albino) mice are the most common type found in pet stores, fancy mice can be twice the average size, and come in a wide variety of coat colors and types, from curly and shiny to silver and cinnamon. If well cared for, mice typically live one to three years.
Mice are curious, charming pets, and will be active at various times throughout the day. However, they are fragile and should be treated gently, and children caring for them should always be supervised by an adult. "