My outgoing Marmalade picked a fight with his cage mate of almost a year and lost.
It was my fault for over cleaning their cage. I was rushing and I should have taken more care.
I will miss my Marm boy :c
When I bought them I didn't research properly and from owning rats I knew they shouldn't be kept alone, I didn't know that males can fight violently for dominance. It's not ALWAYS the case, but more often than not.
I had them for almost a full year, balancing their habitat to keep their fighting to a minimum. I JUST remarked on how well they were doing and then I made a huge mistake. I know they're just mice. But. Man. Marmalade was so daring and lovely and had started to crawl into my hand on his own.
This video was LITERALLY from yesterday.
PSA to anyone thinking about owning mice. Only buy female mice and buy them in pairs.
If you have/know someone with, a pair of male mice NEVER completely clean the cage. Even if the mice seem like best buds.