Pet mice

The 'pet mouse' is the domesticated form of the house mouse. They are often regarded as easy 'beginner pets' for children – but careful! They are no easy pets! The keeping of these active creatures as pets requires extensive knowledge to avoid inappropriate handling and ensuring a long and healthy life.

Worth knowing about Small animals

Pet mice – 10 facts worth knowing

10 Facts about Pet Mice

They are the domesticated form of the house mouse and belong to a fascinating species

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What we Are doing

FOUR PAWS advocates the responsible handling of companion animlas

Small but mighty - Fancy Mice

Mice as Pets

A pet mouse is great animal for people who like to observe

Best design for a mice habitat

How to Design a Habitat for Mice

Mice are intelligent animals and need an engaging enclosure


Healthy Nutrition for Your Pet Mice

A balanced diet is important for every animal

Most common illnesses in mice and how to prevent them

Health Checklist for Mice

Veterinary care for mice: Most common illnesses in mice and how to prevent them


How to adopt a pet

If you have never adopted an animal from the shelter before, ask yourself a few questions: How does the adoption process work? How much time does it take? What are the costs?


Animals are not presents

Every year we point out that animals are not presents. Too often, the animals gifted as presents end up back in a shelter after the holidays are over.


Are you Ready for a pet?