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Old May 18th 2018, 11:51 PM   #1
 
  May 2018
  Lublin
Experience with deer mice in captivity

HI,

So I just thought I'd start jotting down my thoughts about deer mice.
I have a trio. 2 males an one female. The female was wild caught, turned out to be pregnant, and had a litter of 6, of which I got to keep 2 of the males. They live quite happily in a 5 gallon tank. They loooove to shred stuff. I give them shred-a-bed blocks and they completely destroy them. They build extremely intricate nests with tons of tunnels and chambers. I hate cleaning their cage and avoid it as much as possible because of the intricacies! They even have one chamber just for storing food, I don't feed them as often because they store it all away. They pick up a load and stuff it in their cheeks and hide it away and come for more!Their cage stays really clean, I think they might have a chamber just for using the bathroom. I only clean their cage about once every 3 times I clean, because it just doesn't get dirty. Even when I clean it, it never stinks. Glass water bottles are very important. any suggestions.?

Please help.

I did not find the right solution from the internet.

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Old May 19th 2018, 09:08 PM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

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Deer mice are the main carrier of Hanta virus in Montana so be careful as the dust they have in their bedding might have the virus. People get it when they clean areas where deer mice live. It can kill people.
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