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Caring for pet mice

Caring for pet mice

Caring for pet mice


Think mice might be the pet for you? Here are a few must-knows in caring for mice. Mice can make great pets. They are active creatures that can be fun to watch. They also don’t take up a lot of space, so can make a great pet for smaller living spaces such as apartments.

Easy care pets


Mice are relatively easy to care for. They will live happily in a decent sized glass enclosure with a plastic breathable lid. They are usually happy being handled for short periods of time as well. Children will also enjoy having mice as pets as they are small and easy to hold. Enclosures can be filled with a layer of a non-toxic substrate. There can be different views about what makes the best bedding. Talk to your local pet store and see what products they recommend. It should be a substance that they can burrow, play and sleep in, and isn’t too dusty that it could cause health issues.

Mice and play


Mice are nocturnal creatures that love to play. Creating an interactive home for them is crucial. Mice will need to be able to climb, hide and explore. A running wheel is a must-have. You can change up their enclosure every few weeks to keep it fun. Pay attention to what they play with most, and use that as inspiration.

Cleaning


It’s important to keep their home clean. Change their bedding weekly. You should also remove your mice once a month (you can place in another container) and completely clean out their enclosure and toys. Be sure not to use toxic cleaners to do this.


Feeding


Mice can eat specially made rodent cubes – available from pet stores – they can also enjoy nibbling on some veggies and seeds. Also, they will need a drinking bottle with water. Mice like to nibble! Make sure nothing in the cage is made from toxic materials, especially anything that could break away such as rubber, which they could swallow. Here is another related article on what to feed pet mice

Mice have a life space of around 1.5 – 2 years.  They are happier living together as they love to play and generally sociable animals. Also, be sure to keep their enclosure away from draughts, direct sun or anywhere very cold. 

Topic: Pet Care, Mice

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