Okay, so as I've mentioned before I currently have a lone doe, called Honey. Her other cage mates died not too long ago. I'm looking for new mousey friends for her.
So I have a choice, and I want to know what you guys would do in this situation cause I can't make up my mind.
Option A: A breeder I have been in contact with is planning a litter which would be born in about 3 weeks. So by the time they're ready to leave we're talking 8 weeks time. I have seen pictures of her current mice, including the parents, and previous litters. These are gorgeous, well-bred mice. Big, chunky, healthy mice with massive ears and gorgeous colours. It's been a long time since I've had such well-bred mice, and I'd love to get my hands on some of these. Not just because they're so pretty, but because in my previous experience, well-bred mice have better longevity and become tame more quickly.
Option B: Although my heart is set on option A, I think that it's a long time for Honey to have to be alone. So my second option is to get some less well-bred mice, that could be available much sooner. To be honest, this is probably what Honey would prefer. I'm sure she doesn't care about how well-bred her cage mates are.
So really, it's comes down to whose needs I put first... Should I just get some mice asap, even if they aren't well-bred, or should I wait longer in the hope of having potentially healthier, better pets? What would you do?
Hamster: ArchieMice: Honey, Violet, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
Rainbow Bridge: Daisy, Peach, Ivy, Penelope, Hazel, Ruby, Clover, Peanut, Minnie, Ginger