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Creating the perfect home for mice - what we are looking for when you apply to adopt

Mice make great pets and although they are small, they still need plenty of space to live happy active lives.  The minimum space for a pair of mice is 80cm x 50cm x 50cm.  This size will increase for larger groups.  You do need to be aware of the space between the bars for mice, and select a cage with 8mm or less bar spacing.


Here's some cages we recommend 


Extra Large Hamster Mouse & Gerbil Cage with Perspex Front 90x60cm which can be purchased from Hamster Homes


Ritz Large Rat and Hamster Cage with Shelf - Black which can be purchased from The Little Pet Warehouse


Barney Hamster Cage Blue: 100x54x45cm which can be purchased from Bargain Pet Supplies

Other Basic Accessories

  • Wheel - mice love to run in wheels and should be provided with a minimum wheel size of 8" (20cm) diameter.  If you have more than two mice we recommend adding additional wheels

  • Snuggle Spaces - mice like to have a number of different hiding / sleeping spaces, which should be filled with nesting material like shredded tissue

  • Toys & Enrichment - mice enjoy items they are able to run through, over and under and enjoy climbing.  They should be provided with a good selection of toys and they also love small cardboard boxes such as empty tissue boxes and even the cardboard tubes from toilet and kitchen rolls.

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