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!

Prior to adoption we will carry out a set-up check, usually via email, 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 to help cover the costs of caring for the animals at Tiny Paws MCR.

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Name: Flora, Fauna, Merryweather & Maleficent
Species: Multimammates
Sex: Female
Age: Approx 4 months
Status: Reserved

Flora, Fauna, Merryweather & Maleficent were purchased as pet mice from someone who was breeding them as snake food, but the person who bought them wasn’t aware that they are very different to fancy mice… multis are much ‘wilder’ than fancy mice, super fast and can bite hard… so they decided they needed to rehome them. We offered rescue space to ensure they don’t end up in the wrong home again.

They will need a rodent experienced home and will NOT be suitable for handling by children. The girls are growing in confidence daily and will now take food from my hand with just the odd little test nibble, but are still very fast and not easy to handle. They are SUPER smart, agile, and so much fun to watch explore whatever enrichment you add to their set-up.

Multis and fancy mice can’t breed, so potentially these girls could be company for a lone male mouse and we are happy to help with introductions/bonding.

The girls are currently living in a 100x50cm set-up so would like a similar sized house in their new home, and will need lots of safe substrate for burrowing, plenty of things to climb on, and a 28cm wheel.

Multimammates (Mastomys natalensis) are also known as natal multimammate mice, natal multimammate rats, the common African rat, or the African soft-furred mouse/rat.