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Raising Mice for Kenyan Sand Boas

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Posted by: sstephenson at Mon Oct 3 22:55:31 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by sstephenson ]  
   

Sorry if this isn't the best place for this post, but I wasn't sure where else to put it...

I need some recommendations on mouse breeding cages and heat/cold tolerant mice. Our collection has gotten large enough that breeding our own mice is becoming a necessity.

First, any thoughts that you may have on the most convenient, easy to clean, easy to service cages would be great. I don't want to spend a lot, but I'm willing to make a reasonable investment in something if it's really functional.

Second, I'm concerned about the range of temperatures that are likely to occur where the mice are likely to be kept. My garage is probably the best place for them. In the winter we normally have a few weeks with nights that drop below freezing. I'm thinking that I can use some heat tape and a thermostat. I'm guessing the summer is a bigger problem, with many weeks at or near 100 degrees F. I don't have a good solution for this other than "retiring" the herd every year as things warm up. Are there mice that are more hot/cold tolerant than others?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

Steve


   

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