Mice are social animals and enjoy the company of another of their kind. In their natural habitats, mice live together – one male and several females.
You can choose a pair of mice or up to 5 mice to live together. They usually get along well without too much risk of fighting.
Male mice should never be housed together as they are territorial and fights are sure to occur.
If you choose to house a male and female together, be ready for many litters of baby mice. If you don’t want your mice to breed, either have the male altered or place only females together.
Each mouse will need your individual attention to become tame. Set aside time daily to encourage their bonding with you. Just like humans, each mouse has its individual personality, so be patient with training. Eventually each one will get used to your handling.