Everything you need to know about mice!

How long can I live?

I have a lifespan of two to three years if you take good care of me every day!

What size am I?

I am about nine centimetres long (not including my tail) and weigh about 15 to 30 grams.

What colour am I?

I come in different colours. I can be black, white, black and white, blue, violet and soft dove gray.

What's my personality like??

I'm kind of independent and don't really like to be held. But you can have fun watching me scamper about in my cage! I also like to live with one of my kind. Please don't keep males and females together or they will have babies!

Did you know
             that cats are the most popular pets in North America?

What do mice need to be healthy and happy?

I like a large cage with a solid bottom lined with shredded sheets of plain white paper or shavings. Keep me away from drafts and direct sunlight. I need more space if I share my home with another mouse. And keep my home clean!
I need a steady supply of fresh water in a sipper bottle.
I like pellets and blocks of mouse food. I also need fresh fruits and vegetables. Nuts, seeds and cheese make great treats!
An exercise wheel helps me to stay in tip-top shape. Please make sure the running surface is solid. That way I won’t hurt my feet or tail on rungs or spokes. I also love to play with toys like old tissue boxes, paper rolls, tunnels, ropes and ladders!
I'm not too fond of being handled. Please give me lots of time to get to know you. Once I’m comfortable, gently scoop me into your hand and hold your other hand over my back to keep me safe.
It’s a good idea to find a veterinarian who knows about mice. Take me to the animal doctor if I am showing these signs: not eating or drinking; diarrhea; sniffling or sneezing; scratching; have lumps; trouble breathing; tired; tilted head; rough coat.