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Is my cage big enough?

Post by CutesyMousey on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 8:41 am

My 4 girls are in a vivarium style enclosure, it’s 57.5cm x 37.5cm x 42cm. is this too small? If so, should I buy another one of a similar size and seperate them into two sets of pairs? It’s approximately just a few inches bigger than a 15 gallon tank in width

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Post by Peachy on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 9:07 am

Since mice do best in groups of at least three, I wouldn't split them into pairs. Your cage is an ok size for four girls, but four is the max according to our cage calculator. (Not sure what's going on with that page, does it load strangely for anyone else?)

Share pictures if you can! Does your cage have doors on the front? I've been looking for pictures of a mouse setup in one of those cages, for our Proper Housing thread. Smile

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Post by CutesyMousey on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 9:29 am





Hopefully I sent them all correctly. As you can see, they have large, heavy sliding doors that hopefully the mice won’t be able to slide once they’re bigger but they’re very sturdy and thick, so I assume not. It has many ventilation slats in the back. The only problem I’ve had so far with this vivarium is the hole that was designed to be used as a way to slide the door across, but it was definitely large enough for a mouse to squeeze through, especially my young mice. So, I just used a toy that’s supposed to be screwed to cage bars to fill the hole, as you can see. It looks pretty nice there too, so it’s not a problem anymore. What do you think?

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Post by Peachy on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 9:45 am

So perfect! It looks like a lot of fun for your mice. Wonderful idea using the toy to fill the hole. Do they like the hanging triangle shaped thing? I want to make one of those now, I bet mine would love it! Thank you for sharing! Very Happy


Here's the thread I mentioned earlier. I want to fill it with a great variety of different good setup and enclosure examples. Would you mind if we added one of these pictures to it?
https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t26-proper-housing

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Post by CutesyMousey on Mon 19 Mar 2018, 9:54 am

thank you very much! I haven’t seen them in it yet but I’m sure once they’re a bit more confident and less nervous they’ll learn to love climbing into it, I’d say totally make one! And of course, go ahead :p It’s be awesome to have one of my pictures there Smile

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