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

bushy bunny

10 Facts about Rabbits

You can house-train them, do clicker training and much more


13 Facts about Guinea Pigs

We’re all aware that guinea pigs are funny little creatures, here are some fun facts about them

Rat peering out of a box

10 Facts about Rats

What do you know about this little rodents? 

Prejudices against rats

Prejudices against Rats

What is true? Do we underestimate this little rodents?


A Natural Life for a Guinea pig

Interesting background facts about these lovely rodents


What we Are doing

FOUR PAWS advocates the responsible handling of companion animals

Small but mighty - Fancy Mice

Mice as Pets

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

Mouse looking out a small wood house

Small mammals as pets

Guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, mice, and rats – only for committed families 

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

Quinea pig

A small mammal moves in

Tipps to become good small mammals owners as a whole family

Cat and his owner

Responsible Pet Ownership

What you should know?


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?


Are you Ready for a pet?