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Cage diagram

Mice cage.
  • optimum temperature range 18-29°C
  • not in direct sunlight

Cage diagram explanation

A rectangular purpose-built plastic cage of 60cm x 30cm x 25cm high is shown. It is clear plastic with a well-fitting lid. The cage should not be in direct sunlight and cleaned 2–3 times weekly. At one end of the cage there is a small hiding or sleeping place. Inside the cage there are objects for gnawing, exercise toys like a rotating wheel and gnawproof, feeding containers for pelleted food. There is also a container containing vegetables or seeds. Sipper tubes or bottles are attached to the side of the cage and these should be washed daily. Optimum temperature for the mice is 18–29°C.