How often should I carry out a healthcheck on my pet?
You should check your mouse on a daily basis to make sure there are no signs of disease or injury. Simple changes in behaviour in relation to feeding, activity and toilet habits often give a clue that all is not normal. If in doubt or you find anything abnormal contact your vet for advice.
How often should I feed my mouse?
Mice are omnivores and require some animal protein in their diet. The easiest way to do this is to feed him daily with a complete food specifically for mice, which provides all the nutrients in the correct amounts and proportions. Water must be accessible at all times and bottles are often easier to keep clean.
What should I put in my mouse’s cage to keep him occupied?
Regular exercise is important to keep your pet fit and prevent boredom, which could lead to behavioural problems. Items for the cage, such as fruit tree branches, ropes and cardboard tubes are fun for both you and your pet.
My mouse has lumps on its skin – what are they?
Tumours are quite common in older mice, especially females. Identified as a hard lump, a cancerous tumour can be distinguished from an abscess because it is often accompanied by fur loss and poor condition. If you think your pet has a tumour take it to the vet immediately. For further information please contact your vet.