If you’re considering adopting mice, we’ve put together some advice on how to care for your pet mouse here.
Mice are easy pets to take care of, but there are still some important things to consider.
- Mice are social creatures! It’s always great to own more than one mouse. Two are ideal of the same gender, so you don’t end up with loads of babies! A pair of mice will keep each other company.
- Enrichment, toys and games. Mice are very intelligent animals and need mental enrichment. Providing toys, little tunnels, wooden chews and small cardboard boxes will allow them to hide when they please and play when they like! Think exercise wheels, puzzles, shredded paper, etc!
- Mouse house. Mice can live in a range of enclosures. Mice love to climb, so having a larger, multi-level space that is escape proof is the best option! Keeping your mouse house clean and ventilated is a must. You also need to consider where you place your mice enclosure, they are prone to heat and cold stress! So keep that in mind as the weather changes - keep them out of drafts, direct sunlight etc