Pygmy Mice:     DescriptionHousingDietWater Requirements
Zebra Mice:     DescriptionHousingDietWater Requirements
Spiny Mice:     DescriptionHousingDietWater Requirements
Dormice Mice:     DescriptionHousingDietWater Requirements

Pygmy Mice

African Pygmy Mice gets it's name from it's small size. It is
approximately 45 to 85 mm with a exness tail approximately 28 to 63mm. The
pygmy mouse is a brownish red color with a white belly.African Pygmy Mice gets it's name from it's small size. It is approximately 45 to 85 mm with a tail approximately 28 to 63mm. The pygmy mouse is a brownish red color with a white belly.

Housing - Pygmy Mice

Glass aquariums are best to house pigmy mice. A tight fitting lid is necessary since pigmy mice can jump at nine inches straight up. They can also squeeze exness thailand through very small holes. Make sure your lid is checked throughly for any holes and its tightly secured. You can purchase screen lids from your pet store that come with locks to keep them secure.

Clay flowerpots, toilet paper rolls, and small mouse wheels are favorites. We suggest using CareFresh bedding. You need only to use a small amount. NEVER use cedar or pine bedding!

Diet - Pygmy Mice

A variety of foods works best for pigmy mice. The main diet is finch or parakeet seed mix. Small exness th bits of dried fruit and nuts, sunflower seeds, kitten food, fresh fruits and vegtables, rodent blocks, monkey biscuits and more can be added to suppliment your pet's diet.

Water - ALL

Fresh water is a must. A water bowl works best. Set the water bowl on a small section of a 2 x 4. This adds some height to the bowl so that bedding and food don't get into the water. Use a very small bowl and place several small rocks in it so if they fall in, they can get out

Zebra Mice

The striped grass mouse or zebra mouse is approximately 6 1/2 inches plus a 8 go 12 inch tail. Body color varies from speicies to species but in general cholcolate and chestnut sripes that lighten towards the belly and tail. Belly color is white. Their hind legs are very strong, enabling them to jump as high as 24" straight up into the air from a stand still. They have a rather sleek look. The zebra mouse has small ears and big eyes and their nose is long and narrow.

Housing - Zebra Mice

You will need an aquarium to house your zebra mouse. A wire cage is discourage because their small legs can get caught i the wire and cause injury. Zebra mice should be kept in groups and not alone. Be sure you place your tank away from drafts and direct sunlight. We recommend you use Aspen bedding. Line your aquarium with a small amount of bedding and provide your zebra mice with different levls. I use scrap boards and stack them in the cage to provide a plaground type atmosphere. I also put clay pots on their sides to provide a hidding and/or nesting area. High quality alfalfa hay is used as a nesting material. DO NOT use running wheels. They will injure the mice.

Diet - Zebra Mice

I feed my zebra mice a rodent mix I mix myself that includes rodent blocks. You can provide your mice with rodent blocks and a high quality seed mix. I also provide them with a high quality hay. Hay not only keep you mice busy by giving them something to do with their teeth, it also aids in digestion. You can purchase 8 to 16oz alfalfa hay bales or cubes from most pet stores. If you buy a bale of hay be sure it smells green and is free from mold and dust. I also provide mineral blocks and fresh fuits and vegetables on occasion and plenty of drinking water. Also, provide you mice with a cuddle bone for added calcium. This is espeically important to nursing or pregnant mice.

Spiny Mice

Egyptian Spiny mouse has short quill-like hairles on their backs. they are tan or tweed brown. Spiny mice adults are slightly larger than a standard mouse with tails as long or longer than their body.

There are several different species of Spiny Mice. We breed and raise the Arabian or Cairo Spiny Mouse. They are beige with white bellies. Spiny mice make wonderful pets as well as being absolutely adorable. Their faces are fox-like, with huge eyes and ears. They can learn to recognize simple sounds and can be taught their name or stand up for a treat on command! The typical life span of a spiny mouse is 4 to 5 years.

Housing - Spiny Mice

If considering spiny mice as pets, you should obtain pairs or small groups. You can house males or all females and all will get along well. You can also house a male and female together. They can be kept in a 10 or 20 gallon tank comfortably. When setting up your cage, temperature is very important. The spiny mouse is sensitive to cold temperatures. If you live in a chilly environment, you will need to take special care to provide a warm cage. Ideally, the temperature should be around 80 degrees. In the winter, I use a reptile heating pads under the cage to help keep them warm. You can find these pads at any pet store in the reptile section. We only use aspen bedding. Section off a corner of the cage with a large rock or brick. A ceramic flowerpot on its side makes a nice mini cave dwelling. Include branches, thick ropes for climbing and tubes which can be anything from store-bought ceramic or wooden logs and 3" pcv pipe. Do not use the store bought tubes you buy for hamsters and gerbils. The spiny mouse is a dedicated chewer and will demolish them. A small ceramic dish is useful and a 4 or 8 oz water bottle should be used.

Diet - Spiny Mice

As their main diet, we feed our spiny mice a rodent mix we mix ourselves. We also include dried fish, yogurt, soy products, mealworms, and a few friuts and vegetables.


African Dormice are 4 to 5 inces long with a 4 inch bushy tail. They have huge legs like a sugar glider and big ears. African dormice are brown with black markings and their bellies are white. The Dormouse looks much like a tiny squirrel. They have a long bushy tail and gray-brown fur with white belly fur. They have a life span of approximately 5 or 6 years.

Housing - Dormice

A minimum of a 10 gal tank should be used for 2 animals. They should be kept in a quiet room away from loud noises and daily activities. We recommend using next boxes or finch nests. Several nesting areas is
recommend. We recommend branches, clay pots placed on their sides, hanging robes, chew toys and an exercise wheel are all favorites. Dormice should be kept at 70 degrees or above.

Diet - Dormice

We fed our dormice a daily variety of a good seed mix, fruit, insects and mealworms. Feed your dormice each evening and dispose of any leftovers in the morning. You can also provide them with monkey biscuits
to help them with gnawing and they provide your dormice with extra protein. Make sure to provide our dormice with fresh water daily.

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