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Post by Graceeh Sun 04 Aug 2019, 5:04 pm

I'm a new mouse-owner and I'm curious about the protocol for bringing toys in from outside? Do they need to be treated at all besides washing them with water? For example, I've had a tumble-weed type dry branch as decoration in my house for a few years that I don't use anymore and I wanted to break it up and put it in their cage. Would this be okay? It's been in my house this whole time so there aren't any bugs or anything.

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Post by Robin~ Sun 04 Aug 2019, 7:28 pm

I would bake off any branches you find outside and inspect them very closely for any bugs/burrowing in the wood/mold/etc.. Also be sure the wood is safe for mice; here's an article on hamster-safe wood that may be useful:

You can also use rocks from outside; just soak them in a white vinegar water solution and let them fully dry before adding them to the cage.

Safe plants are also nice. Just be sure no pesicides or insects are present on the plants, wash them down in water, and they're safe to feed. Here's a list of safe plants:

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