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Care Sheet for Mice and Rats or other Rodents

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 3.60    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 03/14/2004

Main Category:

Misc

Sub Category:

Mice and Rats or other Rodents

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Roachey56

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Mice

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

mice

Sexing and Characteristics:

Mice are very easy to sex once they reach sexual maturity at around 40 days.

The males will have 2 large testicles at the base of the tails. The females wont.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

You should use 1 inch of substrate (not pine or cedar). and have a gravity waterbottle.

Lighting and UVB:

They need no UV but it is good to provide a day night cycle.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temperatures of 65-85 degrees are good. The humidity of the room will be fine.

Heating and Equipment:

If your room temp is above 65 and below 85 degrees then no additional heating/cooling is required.

Caging Provided:

I house 4-5 mice in a 10 gallon aquarium. If you want breeding have the mice in groups of 1.3-1.4.

Diet:

Herbivorous

Description of Diet:

Feed a good grain mix or mice lab blocks. Dont feed rat food or dogfood as they contain animal protein which is bad for mice.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

No supplementation is neccessary

Maintenance:

Offer fresh food 2-3 times a week. make sure they have food in the cage all the time. Have fresh water daily. clean up feces.

Some Words on this Species:

Mice are easy to keep and breed.
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