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Mice are small rodents who can be very active, generally at night and around dawn and dusk. They're a prey species and therefore prefer to stay close to cover. 

Mice love building nests to help them regulate their body temperature, and they're sensitive to light and noise. They move very quickly, so you'll need to handle them carefully so as not to hurt them!

close-up of mouse in a plastic tunnel © RSPCA

Caring for pet mice

Owning and caring for mice can be very rewarding. Mice usually live for about three years, so it's a fairly long-term commitment and it's worth having a good read of what it takes to care for a mouse before you decide to buy one.

If you're ready to give a mouse a home, why not take a look at the mice we have available for rehoming?

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