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GENERAL MOUSE AND RAT CARE

QUICK FACTS

Weight of mice: 20-60grams
Average lifespan of mice: 1-2 years
Gestation length (pregnancy) of a mouse: 19-21 days

Weight of rats: 250-500 grams
Average lifespan of rats: 2-3.5 years
Gestation length (pregnancy) of a rat: 21-23 days

GENERAL CARE

Mice and rats are prey animals, it is important to provide them with hides so that they feel safe in their enclosures. They are also nifty escape artists so make sure your cage is secure!

Mice and rats love to chew – it is important to provide them with paper and cardboard toys to keep them occupied.

A formulated pellet diet should make up the majority of your mouse or rat’s diet – they can then have fresh vegetables to supplement their diet with the occasional seed as a treat.

 

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