Care Info For Your Mouse
Please read the following carefully as it contains important information about the care required for your Mouse. Please also refer to our Legal Page, and for any further information, assistance or advice, please contact one of our stores.
Mice are a great small pet for teaching responsibility to children as well as entertaining the adults who are children at heart.
We recommend a wire and/or plastic cage for housing mice, but please keep in mind that the plastic homes are easier to clean and more hygienic and retain less micey smells. In this home, you should have a floor substrate that cannot be converted into dust easily - this is extremely important since dust can create several issues. We highly recommend Eco Litter which is made from recycled butchers paper and contains no ink (very important). A small amount of Wood Shavings or Hemp Bedding can be used in the bedding area if changed often - also consider some of the bird nesting material that we have on offer. The home should contain everything that mice are likely to need including a mice wheel and toys as well as the necessary food and water containers. Mice are social creatures and get bored easily, so toys and fun things are essential.
For the food, we recommend a ceramic bowl as they will not chew it and it is hard to knock over. A plastic drink feeder can be hung on the outside of the cage and are much cleaner than a bowl on the inside of the cage. Mice instinctively know how to use the water feeders.
Our cage cleaner is highly recommended to remove the odours, reduce bacteria, and to aid cleaning, and won't harm the mice - unlike some generic cleaning products.
Mite and Lice spray is used to keep your mice free from some common parasites. When using this product, ensure it does not get sprayed onto their food ,or into their water.
All animals are susceptible to worms and thus a treatment every 3 months of small animal wormer will keep your mouse free of round worm. Mice should have access to an iodine free salt lick now and then due to the consumption of minerals in their body. As a treat, you can also give a bird vitamin and mineral treat to your mouse - but only in small doses and periodically.
Our Rat and Mouse Blend food is a complete diet and when given in conjunction with small amounts of most vegetables, fruits and grasses, your mouse will be enjoying a great herbivorous diet. Wood chews also promote healthy, clean teeth, and gives the mouse something to wear their teeth on - which is vitally important. Mice should not eat cheese - and definitely no blue cheese. Avocados, raw meat, green potato skins, and acidic fruits and vegetables (oranges, lemons, garlic, etc) are to be avoided as these can be toxic.
Remember to hold them regularly to get them used to it.
We aim at giving specialist advice backed by quality products and courteous service.
We believe that this will give you the best chance at having the kind of pet you will enjoy.
We would be grateful if you keep us informed of your new family members progress and we will do our best to assist you in any way we can.
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