Mice, mice, baby!

AWS has more than a dozen mice looking for homes. Why do mice make great pets?

– Mice are very smart. Just like a dog or a cat, mice can recognize human faces and get excited when they see (and smell) their people coming. They are adept at navigating mazes and can even use their smarts to learn tricks! Like dogs, they are very treat motivated, especially if they are going to be rewarded with cheese or fruit!

– Mice are very loving and affectionate. Mice like to be snuggled and pet just like any other animal (although, probably a little more gently). They enjoy riding on your shoulder or sitting in your hand to snack on some veggies. They are great TV watching and reading companions as they are happy to curl up in your lap or in your pocket for a nap!

-Mice don’t take up much space and are clean and tidy. They keep their sleeping area free from getting soiled or dirty from loose food or debris and may let you know when things get untidy! They tend to do their ‘business’ in designated areas of their habitat, separate from their eating and sleeping areas – some can be trained to use the litterbox! Also like cats, they groom themselves regularly and keep themselves very clean.

– Mice can entertain and exercise themselves in their habitats, provided sufficient space and activities. A wheel, a hidey hole and a few ramps, ropes or shelves can keep a mouse busy for hours, all in the safe confines of his home.

– Mice are great first pets because they don’t require the care and commitment of a larger pet (such as a dog or cat) yet they can teach children how to be responsible and compassionate caregivers. Even children as young as toddlers (with parental oversight, of course) can participate in taking care of their pet mice by feeding, preparing fresh water or cleaning the habitat. Kids are naturally drawn to mice, as they are commonplace in cartoons and children’s books – Mickey & Minnie, Cinderella’s dressmakers, the Rescuers, Tom’s Jerry, Stuart Little, motorcycle-riding Ralph S. Mouse, the list goes on and on.

-Last but not least, mice are downright adorable and amusing. Watching a mouse run on its wheel or nibble its fruit is great entertainment and a wonderful way for a family to bond.

𝗔𝗪𝗦 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗮 𝗱𝗼𝘇𝗲𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗠𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗵𝗮𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁 𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗼 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗿𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝘀 $𝟭𝟬/𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗿 $𝟭𝟲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗳𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀. 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗽𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗯𝘆 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗔𝗪𝗦 𝗮𝘁 (𝟮𝟬𝟳) 𝟵𝟴𝟱-𝟯𝟮𝟰𝟰 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝟭𝟭 𝗮𝗺 – 𝟯 𝗽𝗺 𝗱𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘆.

Walt Disney said it best, “I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” Start your adventure with a pet mouse today!