The domestic mouse, not to be confused with the kind you can find in a field or attic, has been kept as a pet for centuries. Mice can be found in a variety of coat colors and types, including curly and shiny. When well cared for mice typically live one to three years.
Mice are curious and charming animals that tend to be active at various times of the day. They are very social with each other, and females do especially well in a group setting. Males can be kept together if introduced at a young age and given adequate room. If introduced as adults, on the other hand, they will aggressively fight. Do not house males and females together since mice breed quickly and often produce large litters.