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Post by Ann & Jim Crow » Mon, 05 Jun 2000 04:00:00



Hi!

My name is Samantha. I am getting a mouse in a few days. Does anyone have
any really good tips on how to keep mice really healthy?

 
 
 

New keeper

Post by Robin Russel » Sat, 17 Jun 2000 04:00:00


The first thing, Samantha , is don't get A mouse. Mice are much healthier
and happier and less human-agressive if kept in pairs or small groups.
Secondly, get female mice only unless you want  hundreds of mice in a short
time! Male mice will eventually start fighting and it is very unplesant to
see the results. Also males "stink" and there is nothing to do about that,
it is just a fact of mouse life. Females have no body odour and if you clean
the cage regularly there will be no complaints from the family.
 As to food--get a rodent block complete diet for the basic diet and use
seeds  veggies , etc. as treats only. Your pets will live much longer and
healthier lives if you do.
  For water use a water bottle with ballbearing leak controllers. Always
keep the tip of the tube clear of the bedding or the water will all seep
out. And always check the spout to make sure that water is comming to the
tip. Sometimes a ball will get stuck higher in the tube or a piece or trash
will jam it and though the bottle looks full the mice may not be getting any
water at all.


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> Hi!

> My name is Samantha. I am getting a mouse in a few days. Does anyone have
> any really good tips on how to keep mice really healthy?