Keeping mice as pets can be easy and rewarding, but you’ll need a few essential mouse supplies to create a safe and healthy environment for your pets. Chewy carries some of the best mouse supplies around, along with loads of cool mouse accessories and mouse products to make keeping mice as pets fun and easy.
Start by choosing a roomy mouse cage for your mice (they like to live in pairs or groups), preferably a multilevel, chew-proof enclosure with a solid floor and wire bars less than a quarter-inch apart. Chewy carries a range of cool mouse habitats to fit your needs, so finding the perfect one should be easy. Once you’ve chosen a great home for your mice, you’ll need to set up places for them to drink, eat, sleep, nest and eliminate in there. Cage-mounted water bottles are the preferred way to give mice water, but you can use bowls for both water and mouse food if you prefer. A litter box will make cleaning the cage less of a chore, too, just make sure to choose a mouse-sized litter box and safe, non-clay litter for your box to avoid digestive and respiratory issues.
You’ll need to line your cage with lots of fresh mouse bedding for burrowing and nesting, and you’ll want to put a few mouse hideouts or nest boxes in there so your furry friends can nest and sleep peacefully. Mice also need lots of mouse toys to combat boredom, chew toys to keep their teeth trim, and a mouse wheel for healthy exercise. You may also want to get a mouse playpen or make a DIY enclosure to give your mice time out of the cage. Mice also love tunnels and exercise balls for running around.
Chewy also carries a range of other supplies you may need from time to time including mouse carriers, cage cleaning supplies and mouse grooming and health products. You’ll find a terrific selection of everything you need to keep your mice happy, healthy and comfortably housed at Chewy.com. Shop for loads of great mouse supplies from the comfort of home and have everything shipped right to your door!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What supplies do pet mice need?
The supplies mice need include a roomy, chew-proof and preferably multilevel cage, a water bottle and bowls for drinking and feeding and at least one hideout or nest box for a feeling of safety. They also need lots of bedding for the bottom of the cage, a healthy food formulated for mice, and healthy snacks of fresh veggies and fruit a few times a week. You should also put some mouse toys, including chew toys and sticks, inside the enclosure. A solid surface wheel and possibly some tunnels, too, will help your mice get the exercise they need. Finally, a litter box will help you go longer between bedding changes and help reduce odor with regular scooping. Choose a small animal litter box and a non-clay, unscented litter for your mice.
How do you take care of pet mice?
Take care of your mice by setting up a clean, comfy and escape-proof habitat for them with all the essentials inside. Once you’ve covered basic housing, food, rest, play and elimination needs, try to interact with your mice and give them time out of the cage. Mice can be very shy at first, but once they warm up to humans, they can be very loving. They are also social animals and enjoy living in pairs or groups, but take care to avoid male-female pairs (they will breed) or male pairs that weren’t raised together (they may fight). Mice are low maintenance pets since they require very little grooming, if any, respond well to training, and take up very little space, as well—just keep their cage clean and give them lots of attention and they will usually do quite well!
How do I set up Autoship on my pet mouse supplies?
Set up Autoship for your pet mouse supplies when you order by simply clicking the Autoship option at checkout. You can set the frequency of your shipments here, too, and go back to Chewy.com and change quantities and shipment timing at any time. You can also easily cancel Autoship if your needs should ever change. You’ll never run out of mouse food, litter, bedding or treats again with Chewy’s convenient Autoship service!