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Mice and Sand Baths

Post by CucumberMouse on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 9:55 pm

I've never seen anyone using sand baths for their mice, and I've heard that it can be dangerous. Is this true, and if so what makes the sand dangerous? Does have the possibility of giving a mouse a respiratory infection even though its not as fine grained as dust?
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Re: Mice and Sand Baths

Post by Peachy on Sun 04 Feb 2018, 10:06 pm

I'd say dust baths are dangerous and sand baths are simply unnecessary. A mouse would probably only dig around in it at most, not roll around or anything amusing. It doesn't benefit them. (If you want to give them something different to play in try organic, indoor potting soil. My mice have had a blast with it in the past. Smile)

Edit: A previous thread on this topic -
https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t426-sand-bath

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Post by Rodents rock! on Mon 05 Feb 2018, 9:37 pm

Another reason I've learned why mice and rats shouldn't have sand baths is because their respiratory systems are a lot more delicate than hamsters.

So as Peachy suggested, I think organic indoor potting soil would be fun for mice to play in. Very Happy
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