This year we went up to my moms for Christmas, They now have 5 snakes (yikes!) so her boyfriend has started breeding mice
but yeah snakes have to eat too.. i know. Anyway, I think my mom kinda felt bad cuz we didnt really do much for Christmas, not that i minded, i just loved being home, but yeah, i guess My boyfriend said something about me saying i wanted a mouse awhile back.. so guess what i got for Christmas? lol A little mouse, and a crittertrail cage that they were going to use, but soon found out it didn't work well for multiple mice or babies.
So after an interesting 18hour drive here we are back at home. The critter trail cage is cool, but i think shes still a little small for it, and i worry about her getting out in spots. So we've been keeping her in an extra 10gallon tank. and putting her in the critter cage to play. And might connect them some how later on. Is this ok? I haven't had a rodent as a pet since i was 8 or 9, and had a hamster. which of course i didnt know anything about, even kept it on pine bedding, and fed her little bits of everything in the world, looking back i have no idea how she lived so long. Right now we are using shredded news paper as bedding, because that's what shes used to, but we also have aspen chips for the rabbits litter box, so we might switch her to that, or a combination of the 2 since she seems to like playing in the newspaper. I was wondering about fleece, can you use fleece for mice?
And im really not sure what to feed her. We don't have a pet store here, might be able to get to one in a week or 2 maybe, but for now walmart is the only place that really has pet supplies. And of course they didn't have any mouse food. The closest thing they had was a hamster/gerbil mix, is this ok? would rabbit, ferret, or g pig food be closer? Im not sure what my mom was feeding them, i think it was something from the bulk bin at there petstore, mixed with cheerios and a little bit of dog, prolly not idea. Ive read on some sites of people making there own mix, using things likes oat meal, cereal, dried peas/beans, seeds, nuts, dog/cat food, etc. Does anyone do this? Ive been having trouble finding good websites with mouse info, but a lot about rats. does most rat information also apply to mice? lol, this has gotten really long. Sorry! i think thats all for now. but i'm sure i'll think of more questions later
But i figure since you've read all this, well some of you might have read it all, you should atleast be able to see a pic of the little one! Not the best pics, but shes still pretty shy. I think were going to call her Evony, not sure yet tho, might change after we get to know her.