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Is this cage okay?

Post by Yassssssss on Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:44 pm

I'm looking into getting some mice, and have been looking at cages. A tank is simply not possible for me, due to certain circumstances. I'm looking into the barney pet cage, and was wondering if anyone had any experience with it. Link- http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/small_pets/hutches_cages/mouse_cages/189303
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Re: Is this cage okay?

Post by CallaLily on Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:13 pm

If I've converted the measurements correctly, I think it could work. The bar spacing seems fine. The wheel size is ok. Overall the length and width are just a little over that of a 40 gallon breeder aquarium, which is what I use. But with mice most of the time it pays to start them off in the minimum space recommended for whatever size group you get, until you get them tamed up and get to know them. Before that, just plopping new, untamed mice in a larger space can backfire - leading to territorial issues and/or extra flighty mice, making them a real pain to tame. But once you've got them tamed up, most of the time you can move them up to a larger space with little to no problem. Just be prepared in case it doesn't work out.

The only other issue is the wooden things. They'll quickly become saturated with urine so be sure to seal them with a mouse-safe product. Brush on Plastikote (not the spray) is the most commonly recommended.

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Post by Yassssssss on Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:35 pm

Why not spray on plastikote?
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Post by CallaLily on Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:30 pm

According to @scaredymouse, the company confirmed that the spray type is not animal safe. https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t1702-plastikote#19509

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