So I had the idea of getting Mortimer neutered when I was considering getting him a playmate. Though, I don't want him to be neutered right now, as his wounds are still visible (though healing up really well). Probably not for another several months would I even take this into consideration again, but I'm sure my vet can handle this type of operation I'd just have to ask...
See, I don't want to get a mouse again from Petco. Not only do I refuse to support Petco's animal suppliers but I refuse to get mice from them (unless it was an emergency of course - which is different...). Though my local Petsmart has only female rodents, so they cant get in any male mice, and if I had to get a mouse from Petsmart (which aren't sold as feeders BTW, only as pets!) it would be strictly female.
Though, if I did get him a buddy I could get Mort neutered? What are your opinions on this? I like the quality care that they give the mice at Petsmart. They have them in pairs or trios and even though the tanks are rather small and I don't like the wheels they have them in better conditions than Petco which they are all crammed together and that causes a higher risk of fights.
I just feel more comfortable for getting Mortimer a buddy at Petsmart. Though, worst case scenario I could always ask about a Petsmart that DOES sell male rodents but I don't think that we have any unless they are in like Miami or Orlando which is about two hours away. So, my only option for a buddy for Mortimer is either me getting him neutered or him being a loner.
What are your opinions? (PS: I'm also going to decorate his cage with hammocks and bendable wooden bridges, hanging bridges, coconut hides and more! I'll post pictures sooner later, when I get the stuff! Plus, I'm finally working on taming him!)