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Care Information

Upon purchasing a Mouse/Mice we provide customers wth the general knowledge required to care for their Mouse/Mice. However as pieces of paper are lost and people often forget things we have put the information right here for viewing in your own time.

Taming and Settling In.

When you first buy a Winter White Hamster it probably needs to be tamed. Leave it/them in the cage for the first day to allow time to adjust to the new surroundings. Then start to gently stroke it/them for several minutes a few times a day until it is used to you.

How many Mice? A single mouse can be kept but it is better to keep a pair. If keeping a pair it is recommended to get Mice of the same sex to prevent breeding.

Life Expectancy The average mouse lives for about 2-3 years.

CleaningThey should be cleaned out completely 1-2 times a week. Rodents will generally find a corner of the cage to use as their toilet and this will be the dirtiest part of the cage. When cleaning out use a disinfectant spray and make sure to clean away any residue from the disinfectant when finished.

TeethTheir teeth are always growing and so they always require something hard to chew on such as a wood gnaw or a Mineral Stone. This helps trim the teeth down and stops them from overgrowing.

FoodThey require fresh food and water daily. Avoid giving them too many peanuts and sunflower seeds. Apple is a good fruit to give them in small amounts. It is often best to use a water bottle as opposed to a bowl as they will throw lots of wood shavings and food in the water bowl.

BeddingLine the bottom of the cage with wood shavings and place a small amount of bedding in a corner, or if you havea house, place the bedding inside the house.

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