Mice & related species

Mice need plenty of space and things to do, and are really intelligent and fun to watch! Cage size requirements will depend upon the size of the group you are interested in adopting, but as a guide for a pair/trio of mice would need a minimum cage size of 80x50cm with narrow bar spacing. Bigger than the minimum is always better if you have the space! Please read through our mouse care advice pages before applying to adopt.

Prior to adoption we will carry out an online set-up check, to ensure the housing requirements for the animal you wish to adopt will be met.

Mice adopted from us must not be bred from under any circumstances.

Our adoption fee for mice is a £10 minimum donation (£20 for a neutered male – our neutering costs are £50 per mouse) to help cover the costs of caring for the animals at Tiny Paws MCR. Group adoptions will be discounted.

Looking to adopt mice but we don’t have anyone suitable available? Join our adoption mailing list to receive emails when we have any newbies ready for their forever homes!


  • Cherry, Maple, Flora, Fauna, Maleficent & Merryweather

    Name: Cherry, Maple, Flora, Fauna, Maleficent & Merryweather
    Species: Multimammates
    Sex: Female
    Age: Cherry – approx 9 months, Maple – approx 6 months, Flora/Fauna/Maleficent/Merryweather – approx 1 year
    Status: Available for adoption

    These 6 ladies are typical super speedy multimammates who don’t really enjoy being handled and can give a good nip if they feel the need to. Flora, Fauna, Maleficient & Merryweather are the most confident of the bunch and will sometimes allow us to pick them up and have a little stroke.

    They are, however, very smart and agile and really fun to watch.

    The girls will need a confident rodent carer who understands and respects that they are much wilder than fancy mice and not easy to handle. They can be adopted as a group of 6, or in trios, and could join a single male fancy mouse for company (they cannot interbreed).

    Minimum housing requirement: 100x50cm with a 28cm wheel.

    *PLEASE NOTE we are currently only able to consider homes within 1 hour’s drive of our location in Sale, M33, due to lockdown restrictions*

  • Oak, Ash, Rowan & Juniper

    Name: Oak, Ash, Rowan & Juniper
    Species: Multimammates
    Sex: Male
    Age: Approx 6 months (Oak) and 3 months (Ash, Rowan & Juniper)
    Status: Available for adoption

    Oak and his sons Ash, Rowan and Juniper are typical super speedy multimammates who don’t enjoy being handled and can give a good nip if they feel the need to.

    They are, however, very smart and agile and really fun to watch. Oak is the most confident of the group and has started coming to the cage door for food, so this will be the way to his heart! Hopefully, his sons will begin to follow his lead and grow in confidence as they get older.

    The boys will need a confident rodent carer who understands and respects that they are much wilder than fancy mice and not easy to handle.

    Minimum housing requirement: 100x50cm with a 28cm wheel.

    *PLEASE NOTE we are currently only able to consider homes within 1 hour’s drive of our location in Sale, M33, due to lockdown restrictions*

  • Nix, Callisto, Puck & Atlas

    Name: Nix, Callisto, Puck & Atlas
    Species: Fancy mice
    Sex: Male (neutered)
    Age: Approx 6 months
    Status: Available for Adoption

    More meece boys! These 4 have been together since birth and are still very good friends so we would like them to stay as a group. They have all been neutered to reduce the chances of any falling out and to allow easy introductions to new friends should any of them end up alone at any stage of their lives.

    The 3 fuzzy boys, Nix, Callisto and Atlas have had URIs and will possibly be prone to flare ups in the future (as is quite common in mice), while Puck never seems to be affected. They seem to do best on cardboard bedding (e.g. bedkind or Fitch) which we find to be the least dusty, so would need to be kept on this in their new home.

    Puck is the shyest, speediest of the boys while Nix, Callisto and Atlas are easier to handle.

    Housing requirements: The boys currently live happily together in an Alaska cage so would like to be rehomed to live in something this size or bigger.

    Adoption fee: Minimum £50 donation for the group (the boys cost us £200 in total to neuter)

    *PLEASE NOTE we are currently only able to consider homes within 1 hour’s drive of our location in Sale, M33, due to lockdown restrictions*