I was unsure if this should go in Behavior or in this subsection. I apologize if I chose the wrong one - I really wasn't sure.
I've recently adopted a singular spiny mouse. She had sat in a little family run pet store for months, and had been alone since the day she arrived.
Now home, her behavior hasn't changed much. Like she had at the store, she sits in the corner of her cage all day. I don't think I've ever really seen her move anything other than her head, unless she was running from my hand when I was spot cleaning / changing water and such.
I'm worried she may be depressed? She has a few toys, not many [I really need to get her more], but like I said before, I've never seen her touch them [as she hasn't moved in general].
As they're social, I would think a cagemate would help her out a bit. But, she was the only one at the pet store, and I've never seen another else where.
Would there be any other rodents she could live with?
I would be worried she would kill a regular mouse. My friend suggested a gerbil, but then I would be scared it would overpower and kill her.
And there's not much else as far as rodent selection around here. Just some hamsters, gerbils, feeder mice and rats.
So while I rambled quite a bit here - all I'm really asking is:
What other rodents [that I have access to; listed above ^] would she be able to live with, if any?