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Hiya, Maybe you can help me. My mice have recycled paper kitty litter lining the base of their cage and I've noticed that they dig alot of it up, although only near where the plastic ramp and plastic mouse wheel touch it? Its as if they dont want it to touch the plastic? They havnt really got an issue with the litter itself as I see them snuggling in it all the time, it just in this spot, and when I even it out in the morning, they end up doing it again. It's not a big issue at all, I'm honestly just curious :)
Thanks in advance,
Natasha.

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Dear Natasha,

In other words, every day you mess up their hard work and they have to fix it again! Lol

Mice are wonderful and industrious little landscapers. They have their own plans for their cage and they can be tenacious about making it just right. Why have they chosen those two spots? I don't know. My mice usually pile their litter in their wheel, so I have to clean it out every day so they can use the wheel!

Enjoy their antics :)

Squeaks n giggles,

Natasha  

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

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I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

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B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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