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Toilet Paper Nesting

Post by ian_minatani on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 6:53 pm

So i heard mice just love using toilet paper to build a nest, and i also heard that it's unhealthy to let it sit in there for a long time. My question is: How often should i change their TP nesting, it's really awkward to get into where they nest, requiring me to snake my hand in weirdly, or take apart the cage all together.

Another problem: I have two mice, Mango and Papaya, papaya runs on the wheel during day and night, during day no dropping are found on the wheel. Mango, as far as i know, is a night owl (Like most mice are), and come morning, there is poop all over the wheel, requiring me to wash it every morning. Is there a solution to this?

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Re: Toilet Paper Nesting

Post by CucumberMouse on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 7:41 pm

For me, I just give my mouse TP (and clean out the old) when I clean the cage, so usually 2 - 2 and a half ish weeks. I find it works fine, if i see that a certain hide is filled with extremely soiled TP, then I'd take it out and put some new in. But that's only if i can see that the nesting material is very dirty.

Getting a wire mesh wheel could help with the poo, as it would all fall out between the gaps in the mesh. However, I do know that there are different opinions as to if mesh wheels are actually safe. My male mouse would always go to the bathroom on his wheels, but he kind of stopped over time. If your mouse doesn't do that, you could try litter-training her.
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Re: Toilet Paper Nesting

Post by Blessed on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 7:49 pm

Toilet paper for nesting material is just fine! Smile I'd say just pitch it whenever you clean their cage.

Pooping on the wheel is so totally gross...and normal. Laughing The flying saucers might be easier to clean, though, as they'd be flat-ish for you to just simply wipe them up. I would mainly just clean my mice's wheel whenever I cleaned the cage, but that's up to you, of course, and I'd understand why you might want to spot-clean it daily. =) The pottying on the wheel might lessen after so many months of having them, but...hard to say. It probably depends on the mouse (in my opinion, mice keep themselves clean, but other than that, are actually gross). Razz

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Re: Toilet Paper Nesting

Post by ian_minatani on Sun 11 Feb 2018, 8:34 pm

@Blessed @CucumberMouse Thank you guys so much, very useful information Smile <3 Thank you so much

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Post by Stina on Mon 12 Feb 2018, 10:25 pm

My mice also used to poop on their wheel constantly. I diligently cleaned it every night before I went to bed, and eventually they stopped. I have heard that mice can be trained to use one spot as a bathroom, so it seems like they might also learn NOT to use other spots? It might have just been a fluke for me, but maybe yours will stop one day too!

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Re: Toilet Paper Nesting

Post by CallaLily on Tue 13 Feb 2018, 3:28 pm

I change the nest when I do a deep clean, which is every 7-10 days.  Pooping on the wheel is totally normal, especially for younger mice. Unfortunately you’ll just have to clean it as needed. But your mice may muck up the wheel less as they get older. I know mine did but more so because they seem to run less often as they get older. Some mice do pick a pee spot and stick to it, but poop happens whenever and wherever. They have very little control over it.  Some mice are messier than others. Some are tidier - some even going so far as collecting poops and moving them out of a certain areas (like their nest).

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