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Answered 2011-01-30 16:38:50

mice bite only occasionally like when you squeeze them or frighten them. As soon as i got my first mouse i was really excited and so i wanted to play with it. (not a good idea) he bit me because i picked him up wrong and frightened him. they dont generally bite and the bite only bled a little bit and it was tiny.

CrapBox: They can also give really nasty scratches if your pick them up and they don't want to be, you have to be careful not to stick your fingers through the cage, not to have food on your hands when trying to pick up the mouse, and not to squeeze them or touch them where they squeal (EG: Some don't like there tummy being petted they will sequel and nip you, it's cute thought, but hurts) :)

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