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Post by tkstefan on Sun 05 Jul 2020, 12:01 am

Hi everyone! I'm sorry I keep asking so many questions. I'm a worried first-time owner. My mouse's bin cage smells, even though I got them Sunday, and have spot cleaned twice this week. Is it their natural smell? Or should I clean more often? Also, I cant tell if their food (Higgin's sunburst rat and mouse) contributes to the smell. Thanks for your help!

P.S I'm planning on cleaning the whole thing tomorrow.

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Post by Robin~ on Sun 05 Jul 2020, 7:06 am

Hello!

Generally, mice need to have their cages cleaned pretty often--typically once a week depending on the amount of sq in per mouse (ex a bin with 65sq in/mouse will need to be cleaned more often than a bin with 200sq in/mouse).

Have you checked the wheel and corners of the bin? I find those stink up the fastest in my bin and contribute to most of the smell.

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Post by chiroptera on Sun 05 Jul 2020, 6:42 pm

Note that there is a natural scent to mice, even with a relatively clean cage - they smell a bit more than other small animals, especially the males. Personally I don't mind it, but others aren't as happy about it Laughing

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