There’s a lot more to know about keeping mice as pets than many people realise. There are loads of resources on the web about caring for your pet mouse, but who ever heard of too much information? So here’s my how-to of keeping mice, gathered from nearly 25 years of experience, as well as from other resources along the way.
Before I start, I can’t emphasise enough the importance of finding a good small animal vet before you purchase your first mouse. Mice can get sick very quickly, and you don’t want to have to play games, running around to different vets, when you have a sick pet. People will probably laugh when you tell them you spent $100 on a vet bill for your mouse, and ask you why you don’t just buy a new one. But stay strong. A mouse may be small, but it is just as important as a cat or dog in your family. If you’re not prepared to spend money on the health and wellbeing of your mouse, please do not get one. It’s just not fair on the small creature that relies on you.