Dry your pet mouse with a towel until he is almost dry. If the weather is cool, turn a blow dryer on the cool setting and the lowest speed and dry him thoroughly. Hold the nozzle at least 12 inches from your rat's body while holding him in your other hand and ruffle his fur to get him dry.
The best shampoo for a pet mouse is a gentle cat shampoo. Wet a washcloth and rub in on your mouse from behind the ears to his tail to make his fur damp. Apply a drop of two of shampoo to the mouse's fur and lather him.
The short answer to this question is ‘almost anything!’ Mice will try and eat their way out of their cage and everything inside it. But, in all seriousness as a responsible owner of pet mice you need to make sure that you are only giving them foods that are good for them. With the average lifespan of a pet mouse being around 1.5 years, taking time to understand how to provide a balanced diet will enhance their lifespan and day to day health. This doesn’t mean you cannot vary their diet and give them treats occasionally however; you just need to do things in the correct moderation. Ideally you are aiming to give you mice a helping of food mix per day, a treat or two every other day and a constant supply of fresh water.
If you've been caught off guard by a pet mouse pregnancy, taking care of them doesn't have to be difficult. Having recently experienced this, I chronicled my actions. I offer a step-by-step list of suggestions for...