Originally Posted by lymorelynn
I guess Maus are vocal like other oriental types and find all sorts of ways to communicate with you. Check what she's doing when she coos and maybe you'll be able to tell if it's a happy noise or if she's upset about something.
Yes, Maus are supposed to be vocal, and true to her breed's nature, she loves to hear the sound of her own voice. It's just that the coo was new to me; she's only just started doing it this past week, so I was hoping that something wasn't wrong with her. The only thing is, she seems to do it at different times: one time she'd been doing it for a while, so I gave her some food and she stopped; another time she often does it is when she's playing with her toys and one of them seems to be getting the better of her (like when she's chasing her rabbit foot and she's missed it a few times, she'll coo, or if she's attacking her big cuddly snake and it's got wrapped around her, she'll coo, but this is sometimes it's mixed with a little growl); or another time is when I take her into the garden, she'll sit beneath the tree looking at the birds and coo. This is why I can't work out if it's good or bad, as she does it for mixed reasons.
(Maybe the reason why she coos outside beneath the tree is that she wants me to let her go off and chase the pretty birdies!
Originally Posted by Tasha
has it been nuetured???? mine start cooing prior to screaming like banshees!!!!
LOL Yeah, she was spayed about two months ago, so I don't think it could be any way of calling.