Keep your mice happy and healthy by providing lots of fun mouse toys for them to play with. Chewy has some of the best mouse toys for sale, including mouse chew toys, mouse wheels, tunnels and balls, activity centers, treat toys and more.
The best mice toys will all be chew-proof, since mice like to chew anything you put in their cage. You can find toys made of twigs, wood or natural grass that are made for healthy chewing, including a few made of tasty applewood or timothy hay. All toys should be made of sturdy, non-toxic materials and free of small parts or stuffing that can break free and be swallowed by your mice. Activity centers for small animals often feature chewable wood and rope construction, and these can make great toys for mice, as well.
Mouse wheels and tunnels provide an essential outlet for exercise and play in the cage and come in many styles and designs to keep your mice moving. Get a freestanding wheel or one that fastens onto the cage, and look for a solid surface to provide sure footing and reduce the risk of foot injury. Tunnels for mice come in many styles and sizes, and you can choose from freestanding play tunnels to modular tunnels that turn your cage into a mouse maze. Exercise balls also provide a great way for your mice to safely get their steps in outside the cage.
Fill your mouse habitat with lots of different activities, incorporating chew toys, balls and other rolling toys, exercise toys, puzzle toys and more to keep your mice from getting bored. Hide new toys in their mouse bedding for them to find or get toys that attach directly to the cage to save space and add interest. You can also make some simple toys for your mice using cardboard tubes and boxes, or construct mazes for them using simple household items. Chewy has all the mouse supplies you need to create a fun and enriching habitat for your pets. Shop our terrific selection of mouse toys and set your mice up for hours of happy amusement!
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you entertain a mouse?
Entertain your mouse by including lots of different toys in your mouse habitat. An exercise wheel, lots of chew toys, balls and more will provide your mouse or mice with lots to do, and having a mouse companion to play with may make your mouse happier, too. Mice also love to play and relax by burrowing and nesting, so provide them with lots of fresh bedding in their cage. Make sure your mouse gets lots of quality time outside the cage and with you, as well. A mouse-safe small animal playpen will provide a secure place to play and let you interact more with your pet, and some mice will even use an exercise ball—just be careful to keep a close watch and use it only indoors. Giving mouse treats or making your mouse work for them using a treat-dispensing toy is also a good way to get your tiny friend playing.
What kind of toys do mice like?
Mice like to play with chew toys, balls, and tunnels, and they have a great time running in wheels, too. Dangling toys or activity centers for small animals are popular with mice, and climbing toys like ladders, ropes and branches will provide extra exercise and save space in the cage. Providing things for mice to shred like paper or sisal or chewable cardboard items will provide hours of entertainment for your mice at little to no cost. Experiment and see which toys your mice prefer and switch things up from time to time to keep them interested.
What toys are not safe for a pet mouse?
Soft rubber toys and other toys with loose pieces that can be swallowed are not safe for a pet mouse, and toys with stuffing or other choking hazards should also be avoided. Use exercise balls with caution and practice close supervision, and always choose a solid surface exercise wheel to avoid food and tail injuries. Toys with toxic ingredients or finishes that may harm your mice should be avoided since mice chew their toys and will ingest these unhealthy substances. Pick toys made of grass, rope, untreated wood or sturdy hard plastic instead and inspect them frequently for signs of wear.