Mice are nocturnal, very acrobatic and talented adventures. They can even jump up to a foot and a half! Mice can be very skittish, but with patience and care can make wonderful companions. Mice can get along in same-sex groups but each is unique so we recommend being prepared to separate them if required. We prefer that mice, especially females, are housed with or nearby other mice as inter-species socialization can be vital to an animal’s happiness and mimicking their natural needs.
We recommend a 10 gallon or larger tank filled with about ¼” of paper bedding or other nesting material. Nesting material should be loose, light, easy to manipulate, and of course safe. Enclosures should be well ventilated but kept out of direct drafts, and should provide plenty of enclosed opaque shelters for the mice to retreat into as desired. Enclosures should provide lots of enrichment for the mice to meet their natural needs in the areas of chewing/gnawing, physical movement, resting/hiding, and nesting material or food to forage. A properly sized wheel or disc is a necessity for the mice to meet their exercise needs.
The needs of each mouse are unique and if you have questions about the right type of enclosure for the mouse you are interested in, please let us know in your inquiry! We are happy to provide guidance and advice.
* We are currently closed to the general public but are scheduling appointments for adoption. If you would like to schedule a browsing appointment to meet mice available for adoption, please click on the blue “Inquire” link above to get started.
*If you are not ready to adopt, but are in a position to donate, please visit www.mspca.org/nevinsgift .