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The Care of a Pet

Mice might just seem like ordinary little fur balls, and they are! They’re easier to care for than dogs and cats, you’ve just got to feed them. Then make sure they aren’t so heavy they can’t move. They’re probably going to be asleep all day, but at night they wake up and try to escape to the delicious mysteries of the kitchen! So make sure that their cage is escape proof. That’s about all you need to know but a little more detail won’t hurt.

First of all you need to know how much you feed your mouse. Just give it a handful (but not too big of a handful) of its food daily and let it fall into someplace your mouse can find it. At first if your mouse ignores you when you put food down don’t worry, it doesn’t know that the sound of falling sunflower seeds means food! In time she/he will realize that the smell of your hand usually means corn and yummy stuff. The next thing you should do is change the water in its bowl or more likely its water bottle by emptying out the water out and filling it up with fresh water again. Make sure that the water will flow out if your mouse tries to drink from the water bottle by poking at the end where water comes out. Treats, they’re tasty enough that your mouse will pounce on them as soon as you put them into their cage (unless it’s sleep). Just don’t over do them only put one treat in a day at the most. You don’t want a scrawny mouse, but you don’t want one that’s overweight either.

If you do ever feed your mouse too much then well, the good news it’s not starving, but now you need to exercise him. It’s pretty easy. Just get him a hamster wheel or a hamster ball so he can roll around your room. Just put the wheel in the cage and eventually it will figure out what it is and start running on it. As for the ball you need to pick it up and let it crawl in. You could also take the little mouse out and play with it in your hand, (pick it up when he/she comes out and let it run around on your hand) but wear gloves if it is a new mouse because it might bite if it doesn’t trust you. Another reason to wear gloves is because it might tickle on your bare hands and you could drop it and after that it will definitely try to bite you or even run away. Just try not to feed your mouse too much and you won’t have to worry about this stuff.

Are you scared that your mouse will run away? Make sure that you buy a cage that isn’t made of cardboard or some other thing that a mouse could chew through. Plastic or glass cages are good enough to keep your mouse inside. If your mouse is a good jumper or can figure out how to climb out of its cage by climbing up on its water bottle then get a lid for your cage, but make sure that it has holes on it. Holes that are small enough so that it can’t escape through them but big and plentiful enough so that air can float through them. If your mouse ever does escape then bait your cage with treats and food. You can also check the kitchen because it’ll be likely that your little rascal is eating one crumb or another. Keeping a mouse in a cage is just as easy as getting a good cage or knowing why your mouse escaped (either freedom or food).

So now you know a few important things about mice. One, feed it everyday without forgetting because if you do forget then your mouse will start getting scrawny and desperate for escape. Two, make sure your mouse isn’t so fat it can’t move (take it out to play more often). Three, make sure you have an escape proof cage. If you’ll listen to me, then your mouse will be okay.

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