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Care Sheet for Mice and Rats or other Rodents

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 07/08/2009

Main Category:

Misc

Sub Category:

Mice and Rats or other Rodents

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Bearded_dragon_0

Years Experience:

3 to 5 Years

Species:

Mice and Rats

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

Mice
Rats
Maybe African Soft Fur Rats
Or other small rodents

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have testicles and females should have 12 nipples. In rats males usually get much larger.

Mostly Active During:

N/A

Substrate and Water Needs:

Shredded aspen is best but pine and ceder work fine. Newspaper also works good.

Lighting and UVB:

A day night cycle works great. Additional lighting should be provided to stimulate breeding. No other special lighting is required.

Temperatures and Humidity:

70 - 80 degrees works good. Remember too high of temps can kill your rat or mouse. Normal humidity works fine.

Heating and Equipment:

Water dishes will spoil quickly, so a water bottle works better. A food dish does not have to be provided as most rats and mice will just dump it out any way.

Caging Provided:

A 10 gallon can house 2-3 rats or mice but bigger is better.

Diet:

Herbivorous

Description of Diet:

I feed mine a mix of the store brand rat diet with cat food and rabbit pellets. Treats like nuts can also be given. Some rats will eat an occasional moth or other bugs.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Extra protein should be provided for nursing moms.

Maintenance:

Change bedding at least every week.

Some Words on this Species:

Great pets but will poop on your hands a lot. Keep males away from females unless you are prepared for babies.
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