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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-30-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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cage for my mice

Hey all sorry I have not been on in a while, school and work have been rather hectic. My main reason for this post is the fact that I REALLY want to get my mice a bigger cage. They currently have a 10 gallon tank with a wired top addition for more space. I really do not want to keep them in a tank at all, it was meant to be temporary, but I can not seem to find a wired cage that is the size I want anywhere. It is getting rather frustrating! I know I need a wired cage with the bar spacing being 1/2" at most, but can not find one. Ugh!
So I guess my question is...do any of you know where I can find a larger wired cage with the proper spacing to house mice? Or have any of you ever converted a bird cage into a safe mouse cage?
I have been seriously considering a bird cage, then obviously buying or building platforms to make it mouse friendly. Any suggestions or ideas are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to read my post :-)

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Cats: Abegale, Figaro, Chud and Adalynn
Ferrets: Panda & Fox
Mice: Nakotah, Raina and Esme (all white)
Rats: Ava (white&gray) and Isabel *new addition* Opal and Zuri (part siamese)
My Parents Cats (I love them like they are my own): Cutie, Grey, Precious, Milo, Belindo (aka Billy), Oreo, Pepper, Koda and Fluffers

Rest in Peace all my babies I miss you dearly:
Mice: Sable (March 2013), Piper (March 2012), Kayleigh (Dec 31, 2011), Eleanor, Analeghsia, Chloe and Zoey.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 06:23 AM
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Have you considered making a cage? Hardware cloth works well. I've used it with my rats, and it should have versions that are narrow enough for mice.

Here's some links to building hardware cloth rat cages (which you can adapt for your mice's needs) to get you started:
http://www.ratbehavior.org/CageDirections.htm
http://www.casualhacker.net/blog/bui...-own-rat-cage/
https://bunnyrabbit.com/price/cagequip2.htm

Also, look into Martin's cages. They have 1/2 x 1/2 inch wire mesh. They're cheap for what you get. Make sure you request 'powder coating' instead of galvanized as plain galvanized absorbs pee odors and deteriorates much faster:
http://www.martinscages.com/products/cages/hamster/


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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks tons Story! I think I will definitely build my 4 girls a nice big cage....well I will make their daddy do it, since he is a handyman. Of course I will help, but I am positive Bradley will do a way better job than me haha. I will have to run the idea by him and see what he thinks, I'm sure he will say yes. I am so looking forward to my girls having a better cage and getting out of that tank :-)

My animals are my babies:
Cats: Abegale, Figaro, Chud and Adalynn
Ferrets: Panda & Fox
Mice: Nakotah, Raina and Esme (all white)
Rats: Ava (white&gray) and Isabel *new addition* Opal and Zuri (part siamese)
My Parents Cats (I love them like they are my own): Cutie, Grey, Precious, Milo, Belindo (aka Billy), Oreo, Pepper, Koda and Fluffers

Rest in Peace all my babies I miss you dearly:
Mice: Sable (March 2013), Piper (March 2012), Kayleigh (Dec 31, 2011), Eleanor, Analeghsia, Chloe and Zoey.
My Kitties I grew up with: Babs, Gonzo. Moon and Angel
My kitties who never came back home: Peach and Buster
I miss you all, you will forever hold a place in my Heart <3
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