The African Pygmy Mouse (Mus minutoides) is a charming little rodent suitable for those with some mammal-keeping experience…please see Part 1 of this article for more on its care and natural history.
Pygmy Mice burrow in the wild – provide yours with 3-4 inches of pine shavings into which they can dig. They will construct enclosed nests, often shared by several individuals, of dry grass or pet nesting material.
Self-constructed burrows are preferable to plastic caves or nest boxes. Pygmy Mice have high metabolisms – condensation from respiration can build up on shelter walls, causing a damp, unhealthy situation (this helps them gather water in the wild – please see Part 1). Read More »