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asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th June, 2020

Do pet mice need vaccinations?

Pet rats and mice require no vaccinations and carry no diseases. Rats and mice are rodents belonging to the gnawing family. Their teeth grow continuously throughout their life and, therefore, the animal must constantly keep them worn down by chewing on things.

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Just so, do mice make good pets?

Mice make great first pets, they are friendly, intelligent and very amusing little creatures to have in a home. Because they are relatively undemanding, it's easier for kids to get to grips with how to look after their pets.

Furthermore, do pet mice carry any diseases? There are disease concerns with both wild (rats, mice) and pet (rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs) rodents and rabbits. They can carry many diseases including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), Tularemia and Salmonella.

Similarly, you may ask, do pet mice need light?

It should be out of drafts, away from direct sunlight and out of reach of other household pets. Mice need lots of opportunities to play and exercise.

Do pet mice bite you?

When mice become used to being touched by people, they rarely bite, according to the Michigan Humane Society. Once a mouse has adjusted fully to handling by humans and domestication as a whole, he will likely be very docile and gentle. As always, however, exceptions may exist.

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