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Post by Zoeyml Wed 14 Aug 2019, 4:05 pm

How often do you clean your mice cages? I am wanting to weekly but with my newer mouse it would really scare him. I dont know if they prefer a clean cage of get upset at me moving their territory. Obviously I will clean the cages, I just dont know if its better to wait longer with my newer mouse or to just clean it and let him hide somewhere?

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Post by Robin~ Wed 14 Aug 2019, 4:26 pm

Weekly cleanings are fine. They actually enjoy getting to explore a new set up and don't mind their scent being taken away, unlike other animals like hamsters.

I cleaned my girls cage a few days after I got them and they weren't phased by it.

As for what I do while I'm cleaning, I put my girls in a smaller separate bin (a hospital cage/travel cage would also work). Keeps them out of my way so I don't have to worry about them escaping.

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Post by CallaLily Wed 14 Aug 2019, 10:34 pm

What @Robin~ said.

Mouse cages should be fully cleaned every 7-10 days. They pee a lot and it’s not good to leave it for long with their sensitive respiratory systems. Smile

https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t36-cleaning-odor-and-bedding

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