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Post by CuriousWhiskers Sat 13 Mar 2021, 10:08 am

So, like, do female mice smell less or more than male rats? I know male mice smell more than male rats.

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Post by Oreoandfriends Sun 14 Mar 2021, 12:34 am

I have female rats, female mice, and a male mouse. In my personal experience my rats naturally smell a LOT more than my mice (I clean the cage regularly but mine aren’t too neat)! My male mouse doesn’t smell too bad at all in my opinion, I can really only smell him if I’m cleaning his cage. My females have a stronger scent but there’s 4 of them in one cage so I guess it makes sense, they smell a lot less than my rats though. I don’t know how stinky male rats are but hopefully this helps!
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Post by River Sun 14 Mar 2021, 12:49 pm

I think it depends, honestly. Now that my male mouse is settled in he doesn't smell. My girls smelled worse. Others have had different experiences, so I think it varies. Smile

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Post by Dee67 Thu 18 Mar 2021, 1:07 am

My Figgy is not smelly at all except when I stick my nose right in his cage after 10 days or so since it's last cleaning.

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Post by CuriousWhiskers Thu 18 Mar 2021, 8:02 am

@Dee67 wrote:My Figgy is not smelly at all except when I stick my nose right in his cage after 10 days or so since it's last cleaning.
What bedding do you use, and how big is your cage?

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Post by Dee67 Fri 19 Mar 2021, 1:25 am

@CuriousWhiskers I use the Katee Clean and Cozy Natural. His primary cage is 550 square inches.

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