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 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.

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!


  • Walnut & Peanut

    Name: Walnut & Peanut
    Species: Fancy mice
    Sex: Male (neutered)
    Age: Born 30th May 2021
    Status: Available for adoption from 24th Sept

    Walnut & Peanut were born in rescue after their mother was taken in as part of a large scale rescue where over 100 mice were removed from one household.

    We have had the boys castrated to reduce their chances of fighting as they mature, and to allow them to live with female mice. They would like to find a home where they can join at least one female mouse, if not more. Mice love to live in groups.

    Housing requirements: A minimum of 80x50cm on one level for a trio, larger for larger groups.

  • Macadamia & Almond

    Name: Macadamia & Almond
    Sex: Female
    Age: Macadamia & Almond – age unknown, guesstimate under 1 yr
    Status: Available for adoption

    Macadamia & Almond came to us from a large case of unintentional breeding where over 100 mice were removed from one household after an original pair of mice were mis-sexed!

    Macadamia had an upper respiratory infection followed by a head tilt which were both treated with antibiotics, the latter needing a 6 week course which she has now finally finished and is back to her normal mousey self so the group can finally now look for a home.

    Macadamia is wonderful to handle (she even let the vet look right into her ears with an otoscope when she was examined for her head tilt!), while Almond is much speedier and a bit less keen on being picked up but is good to handle once you’re hold of her

    The girls were initially listed for adoption with Macadamia’s 2 daughters, Pistachio and Cashew, however they very sadly unexpectedly passed away with no known cause/obvious signs. We believe this is highly likely to be as a result of inbreeding. Macadamia and Almond have been monitored closely following this and both appear well so we are happy to relist them for rehoming.

    Housing requirements: The girls have been housed in a zoozone 2 at the rescue, so we are looking for a home where they will be housed in a setup of no smaller than 100x50cm. We would also like them to join at least one additional mouse for extra company.