THE PET FILE
Owner: Belinda Norman, 39, Marrickville
What is it?
Lily is a two-year-old mouse.
Where do I get one?
We got Lily and another mouse, Pippin, from a breeder we found online. Together, they cost $15. We had a tragedy last month when Pippin died.
What does it cost to keep one?
Food costs are negligible, and we got an exciting-looking cage that cost $40 to $50.
What maintenance is
You should clean out the cage about once a week.
Who does it suit?
They're good for kids but an adult will probably have to clean out the cage.
Pros and cons?
They're no fuss, no bother
compared to a cat or a dog.