So I bought my two fancy female mice about a week ago, Nugget and Lilo. Lilo is trying to dominate Nugget and I'm not sure what to do about it.
To start off, I got them both at the same time and they came from the same cage at the store. I brought them home and put them into their aquarium. Everything was fine up until a couple of days later I heard squeaking from the cage. I rushed over to see what was going on, and that's when I saw Lilo mounting Nugget. I had owned mice for years and I never encountered this before. So I did lots of research and turns out, Lilo is just trying to dominate Nugget. No blood has been drawn, but I keep an eye out every day just in case, so I can separate them immediately!
So I don't know whether to break it up and stop them as soon as I hear Nugget squeaking, or if I should just let the dominating process happen and just let them figure it out amongst themselves. Because I read somewhere that if I stop them in the act, it only prolongs the process that much longer.
So please, if anyone knows what to do, has encountered this before or has any advice I would really appreciate it! Thank you! :)