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Post by Wishfulturtle on Tue 20 Mar 2018, 1:06 pm

So, in this cute little friendly indie shop, the mice seemed perfectly healthy and fine. I took two home... I recalled that there wasn't a wheel in their first enclosure and I'm not sure about water bottles but I took a risk... Its been over two weeks and they still haven't touched the bottle or wheel (I've had to use a water bowl and it gets spilled everywhere when I spot clean Sad ) How do I actually introduce a wheel and bottle to completely oblivious mice? XD
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Post by CallaLily on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 1:22 pm

Just keep them available and double check that the water bottle is working. They’ll figure it out eventually. You could also try a different type of wheel to see if there’s a preference. Also make sure the wheel is large enough. The 6.5 Silent Spinner is the smallest recommended and many mice outgrow them, so bigger is better.

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Post by CucumberMouse on Wed 21 Mar 2018, 8:45 pm

Not so sure about the wheel, I guess if you leave it in they might just get the hang of it? For the water bottle I've hear some people rub a very tiny bit of peanut butter or something like that above right on the tip of he spout so the mice will lick it, and when the water ends up coming out, they would get the hang of how it works. This would be used sparingly as peanut butter is sugary, and make sure your mice on't have any allergies to it.
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