Something for the mouse breeders...

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Something for the mouse breeders...

Postby Bernice » Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:27 pm

Hi there!

I was recently given a small tidbit of information that has made a major impact on my small mouse breeding program, so I want to share with all you fabulous people!

Cat litter! if you use a thin layer of cat litter as bedding instead of shavings or news paper... it reduces the mousy smell by almost 90%!
I learned this from a nice lady pet shop owner. she rocks!

Granted this may get pricey for large scale, but if you only have a few cages I dare you to try it! get the cheapest, clay cat litter you can, not fragranced, none of that crystal stuff, just old fashioned, bog standard, clay granules kitty litter. (I give my mice roughly half a cup of shredded tissue and the same volume of newspaper strips to nest in)

I clean my cages once a week now instead of 3 times to keep the smell down... and you can barely tell I have a breeding colony going.
Works like a charm!

Will clean my cages tomorrow, and post pics of how much litter I use and bedding etc... so you can see what I mean and such...

PS Merry Christmas!
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Re: Something for the mouse breeders...

Postby Bernice » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:17 pm

Hi there!
as promised...

Step 1:
Evict mice, and other contents of tub, scrub and disinfect...
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Step 2:
Add kitty litter, use small container to "sprinkle" litter into a thin even layer... note, not very deep.
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Step 3:
Re-admit resident mice, add food containers, bedding and various enrichment articles...
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Watch mice have fun chewing digging, pooping, eating and generally destroying your nice clean cage...

Repeat weekly as needed.
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Re: Something for the mouse breeders...

Postby Bushviper » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:59 pm

I wonder why nobody has thought of this before. It makes sense and should absorb urine smells. Thanks for that tip.
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Re: Something for the mouse breeders...

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:10 am

Very good idea Bernice. Thanx for sharing.
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Re: Something for the mouse breeders...

Postby Kakibos » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:35 pm

Interesting post thanks.
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