Providing Engagement for Your Pet Mice
Mice are inquisitive creatures who need play, stimulation and exercise. One of the easiest ways to do this is by providing different forms of engagement. Engagement for mice can be simple to implement into their daily lives. Here’s how.
Mice have a knack for navigating mazes. They quite enjoy navigating their way through different tunnels. You don’t have to bring in a large maze into your home, there are many tunnel options available. Pet stores (and online pet shops
) have a range of mice tunnels. Some even hang vertically - a clever use of space inside a cage. If you’re handy, you can even make your own. Be mindful of the material. Mice chew, so all materials must be toxic free and safe for mice.
Another great way to provide play for mice is by giving them climbing toys. You can add ladders, climbing ropes, stacked small boxes and even branches. Always make sure there is enough room in the enclosure for play, sleep and an eating area. You can also provide out of cage play. Simply secure an area in your home and supervise your mouse.
Activity wheels have long been a form of exercise and play for mice. This toy, in combination with climbing toys and tunnels, will create a wonderful environment for your mouse. Go for solid, modern wheels that your pet won’t get their feet or tail caught in. As with all the toys you select, make sure they are high-quality, stable and toxic free.
Creating a safe, fun and interactive environment for you mouse will ensure they have a stimulating and happy life. Mice need regular care
and interaction, so never leave your mouse alone without engagement. They also like to forage, so why not try hide small pieces of food in their enclosure and have them sniff them out.