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Hi i have 3 female multimammate mice that i got from a pet shop that told me they were just a little bit bigger than an average mouse. I currently have them in a hamster cage and feeding them on mouse food.
I have found out they grow to 26cm but don't know anything else about them really.
I was wanting to know what type of cage they will need, what to feed them including any treats they can have and some general information about them.
thanks emma
 

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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jean.wright93/mm/mm.htm
I found this link on them. I never heard of them until now. Apparantly they're the "link" between mice and rats. Required to live together. I would upgrade the cage to something multi-level though. These things can get big and a hamster cage isn't an okay cage for a hamster IMHO. Variate the food to include more fruit, veggies and maybe protein.
I hope you continue to do research!! There's little excuse to get a pet before researching because you don't know of any problems you might run into. So, please continue your research on these little mice/rats :D
Pictures would be a blessing ^.^
 

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Multimammate or Natal Rats were bred to feed snakes, as they are prolific breeders (often sold in Trios), and have very little smell.

As pets they are a very very unknown factor. Most natals are NOT friendly, handleable and have been known to bite like little machine guns, over and over.

I had one, but she luckily was the sweetest thing who didn't know how she was supposed to act LOL. Mini was special for a natal. I wouldn't buy another natal(s) for her and found out they are very happy living with mice. I had Mini living with rescue mice all her life and she was content.
 
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