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Hanlou
19-12-2009, 09:01 PM
Well I thought people might be interested in seeing some pics of some mice cage set-ups - especially for anyone interested in adopting some of Cottonmather's beautiful meeces. *Shameless plug* :lol:

A Savic Freddy cage (usually a rat cage) makes a fantastic mouse cage - here's a few past set-ups of mine:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1030336.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1030337.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1030390.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1030503.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050443.jpg

As my numbers went up (I rehomed 10 mice from a good friend who loves them very much but found herself in an impossible situation that meant she had to give up her mice) my mice moved into a converted indoor aviary. It's a Ferplast Duetto. I realise it may seem OTT to many but the mice love it, they really do!! At first they lived in the top half but as I got more mice I 'opened up' the whole thing for them by connecting the two halves using tubes.

Whole cage:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050894.jpg

Top half:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050884.jpg

Bottom half:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050887.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050888.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050889.jpg

Tubes:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050893.jpg

In case anyone needed proof that mice like to climb......

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050878.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050816.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050774.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050531.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050504.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050450.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1030498.jpg

Hope you like xxx Any questions please feel free to ask!

LilVicky
19-12-2009, 09:03 PM
Wow!
They are soo cute!
love your setups :love:

Lillian
19-12-2009, 09:06 PM
Fab! But mice in cages :? Didn't work to well with my brothers mice Kenny and Cartman

Fairy13
19-12-2009, 09:10 PM
Wow!!! Amazing. And your mice look soo well, such shiny smooth coats :love::love: Gorgeous :love::love::love:

Hanlou
19-12-2009, 09:11 PM
Fab! But mice in cages :? Didn't work to well with my brothers mice Kenny and Cartman

It's far better than a tank - tanks restrict movement and are bad health-wise too. I've never had an escapee and the vast majority of my mice are rather scrawny rescues - or they were when they first came here anyway! If they are put in a *suitable* cage when they are big enough (wouldn't put mice in a cage until they're about 6 weeks old) there shouldn't be a problem.

If your brothers' mice were both male then you could have had a problem anyway as adult males often fight - especially if the cage isn't big enough.

Bar spacing shouldn't be any more than 9mm and some cages have 'weak' bars that move apart easily. Not so with Savic cages and ones such as the Marchioro Rene / Jack 72 cages - these are sturdy bars and won't move. But some cages do have 'weak points' such as gaps around the doors where door connectors don't fit perfectly to the cage - Freddy cages don't have this problem - but some do so that's something to be aware of. :)

Thank you for the lovely comments xx I'm fairly passionate about animals' of all sizes having enough space to live their lives as fully as possible.

Lillian
19-12-2009, 09:20 PM
My brother mice were girls (despite the names :roll::lol:). We tried them in several different cages, but they kept squishing through the bars :? We ended up having to keep them in a fish tank.

My mouse Taz had a mainly plastic tank but it had some bars (apparently it was suitable for mice) but he managed to squeeze out too. So he also ended up having to have a fish tank.

I don't feel i was criticizing your choice of housing, it really does look fantasic :love: We haven't had mice for some years now, so haven't had experience with newer versions of mouse accomodation.

Sue&Sooty
19-12-2009, 09:20 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050450.jpg



MUM!!!!! I'M STUCK!! :lol: :lol:

caismeister
19-12-2009, 09:28 PM
I love your pics and totally agree that the more space the better. My girls have a huge cage and I love giving them exciting things to play with.

Becky86
19-12-2009, 10:55 PM
Lucky mice :love: I know nothing about mice but their set up looks absolutely brilliant!! They look very spoilt :lol: xXx

holidayhutch
19-12-2009, 11:15 PM
WOW That has got to be the best mouse cage set up I have ever seen :D

bunnymadhouse
19-12-2009, 11:21 PM
what a fantastic mousey set up :shock: :D

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
19-12-2009, 11:27 PM
Aww bless! :love: I love their lovely little faces! and those cages are just...wow! I was thinking of getting a hamster but... looks like mice are more fun! :lol: x

DDD
20-12-2009, 09:14 AM
They are so silky and shiny looking!! :love:

CottonMather
20-12-2009, 12:35 PM
Great pics :love: I'm so pleased some of my babies are going to live in your mousie paradise :D
After having seen Hanlou's duetto, I got one too & will be doing it up for mine :) got a feeling I'll be spending my christmas money on ropes and shelves :lol:
I also got a couple of freddies off Hanlou (and watching another on ebay ;)) Which I've converted into a tower and they can be connected. I'll probably use them for boys, as they can be separated if I get any fighting...

Minimallow
20-12-2009, 12:56 PM
That is absolutely wonderful. I am so happy there are people like you out there that give their small pets the maximum space they can :love::love:
I bet it is fantastic fun to watch them with all that space and they look so happy and healthy they must love it.

Small animals do matter just as much as others as you have shown here.
Thats made my day :D

Hanlou
20-12-2009, 01:54 PM
Awwww what lovely comments! :oops: :D

Thank you.

Well they do absolutely love it! Even the 'oldies' go up and down the tubes. I should share these pics with you - snuggly mice! :love:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050667.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050668.jpg

........ I never have to worry about them being chilly - if I place my hand anywhere near their 'mouse-pile' I can feel the heat rising from them! xx

Minimallow
20-12-2009, 01:58 PM
Awwww what lovely comments! :oops: :D

Thank you.

Well they do absolutely love it! Even the 'oldies' go up and down the tubes. I should share these pics with you - snuggly mice! :love:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050667.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y207/Hanlou10/Mice/P1050668.jpg

........ I never have to worry about them being chilly - if I place my hand anywhere near their 'mouse-pile' I can feel the heat rising from them! xx

Oh my godd :shock::love::love::love:

tickles
20-12-2009, 03:33 PM
just seen this after posting you a message :oops::lol:.