Official Loofah Tester
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SE United States
It's your new male that's likely the culprit. Male mouse urine reeeeeeeeks. As far as I know, there's not a whole lot to do about it. Some people say you can add vanilla to their drinking water and it cuts the smell, but I'm leery about that. I know most people don't keep males unless it's as feeders or breeders for that very reason, and then, they keep them in a location away from where they have to smell it on a regular basis, like a back room or something.
Since you're keeping them together, I'm assuming that you are planning on breeding them? If you have one male in with four females, then all four females are probably pregnant. You'll want to remove the male before the pups are born because the females will get pregnant again within a few hours of birth.
Best of luck with your upcoming babies!
Please post pics when they're born. If you need tips on baby care let us know. There's quite a few who've had lots of micey experience.
Oh...just to share. White mice are fancy mice. The term "Fancy" originally comes from the term mice fanciers, as in the people who like keeping mice as pets. Pet stores are responsible for the misnomer. Often whites are born in the same litters as the other colors/fur varieties. Pet stores know that people tend not to want to pay much if the mouse is white since it's so common looking, so they pull out the ones with the more striking coat varieties from a litter and put them up front, charging twice as much by claiming they are 'fancy', then they put their plain white brothers and sisters in the feeder bin. Doh!
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