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.

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  • Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Saffron

    Name: Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Saffron
    Species: Fancy mice
    Sex: Female
    Age: Approx 6-10 months
    Status: Available for adoption (as a group)

    Clove, Cinnamon, Nutmeg & Saffron are friendly, inquisitive and active mice. They are quite speedy but good to handle once you have hold of them.

    Clove and Cinnamon are around 10 months old, and Nutmeg & Saffron are around 6 months. They all get on well together so we’d like to re-home them as a quad.

    Housing requirements: 80x50cm minimum cage size, with plenty of enrichment and a 20cm upright wheel.

  • Larissa, Europa & Titania

    Name: Larissa, Europa & Titantia
    Species: Fancy mice
    Sex: Female
    Age: Approx 1 yr
    Status: RESERVED

    Larissa, Europa & Titania came to us in May from a multi mouse household where breeding had got out of control. Luckily none of these girls had any more babies, but Europa and Larissa did need treating for respiratory infections, which took Europa a little while to get over. We’re pleased that she is now much better and the trio can now find their forever home together!

    Larissa is the happiest with being picked up, but all are good to handle once you have hold of them. They love their wheels, climbing on ropes and building big nests!

    Housing requirements: The girls are currently living in a 100x50cm Barney cage, so ideally we would like to rehome them to a set-up of this size. The absolute minimum we will accept is 80x50cm. They will need to be kept on dust-free paper or cardboard based bedding to prevent respiratory irritation.

  • 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.

  • Cherry & Maple

    Name: Cherry & Maple
    Species: Multimammates
    Sex: Female
    Age: Approx 6 months (Cherry) and 3 months (Maple)
    Status: Available for adoption

    Cherry & Maple arrived in our care still living with the males from Cherry’s litter, so they were both placed on pregnancy watch which they have now successfully completed with no further additions!

    Like most multimammates, the girls are very speedy, not easy to handle and can give a good nip if they aren’t in the mood to be touched.

    As multimammates and fancy mice cannot interbreed, these two girls could be introduced to a single male mouse needing company.

    Cherry & Maple will need an adopter with rodent experience who doesn’t mind not being able to handle them.

    Minimum set-up requirements: 80x50cm with a 28cm wheel.

  • Nix, Callisto, Puck & Atlas

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

    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)