||The average weight for female mice is
between 30 to 60 grams and 38 to 60 grams in
males. Life expectancy of mice range from 12 to
36 months but they are prolific breeders with an
average litter size of 9 to 12 babies that wean as
soon as 18 to 28 days.
||These domesticated animals have gone through selective breeding and come
in a wide variety of exotic colors including Fawn, Beige, Coffee, Silver, and Siamese.
Coat variations include Satin (shiny), Longhair, Curly, and even Hairless.
|#1 Preventable Health Problem:
||Overgrown incisors are a common problem with mice.
Provide hard gnawing materials such as
Gnaw Bones or Chew Toys to help wear teeth down.
||Mice require physical activity so it is important to include ramps, wheels,
climbing platforms, and ladders. The
Silent Spinner or
Chewbular Play Tube are also fun and
Pet mice are playful, social, and intelligent animals that make excellent pets
for older children and adults, and offer great companionship.
||Wire cages are the best because they offer
good ventilation and satisfy the need for mice
to climb. Allow 12 x 14 inches of floor space
for 4 to 5 mice.
||Commercially available complete
diets or balanced
pellets ensure proper nutrition for
mice. To vary their diet, supplement with
small amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Seed mixes can be a small part of their diet.
Always provide clean fresh water daily.