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Post by Limbo Mon 11 Apr 2022, 4:08 pm

I was wondering if keeping my five girl mice in a 20 gallon L tank okay for the?
This is also their cage set up at the moment, sorry for how messy it is they really enjoy burying everything Lol

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Post by SilverGravity Sun 17 Apr 2022, 3:38 pm

A 20 gallon is much too small for mice, and definitely not for 5 unfortunately. I would recommend a minimum of a 40 gallon for 3-4 mice, though 5 might do okay in a 40 gallon. I would recommend larger if you can though for 5. I keep my 3 mice in a 750 square inch enclosure at college, and at home they get their 75 gallon tank (864 square inches) and I would not go any smaller for a permanent home. A 40 is okay, but even that size I've never had a mouse be totally happy in- they all showed stress behaviors in a fully enriched 40 gallon as they wanted to dig deeper than a 40 could allow. Your picture is also not showing up, not sure if that's an issue with the picture or on my end!

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