• Another bonus of mice as compared to larger pets is the amount of space they require. A relatively small enclosure provides plently of space for your mouse to play and live. This makes them ideal pets for people living in appartments or dorms. Mice require very little space to simply live. Lab mice are often kept in containers less than a foot on each side with multiple mice per container. While this is not an ideal situation (and probably not a very intersting one), it demonstrates how little space mice actually need to live. But most pet owners strive to provide their animal with more than the bare necessities to live. An enclosure with more than 2 total square feet of floor space (a dual level enclosure counts for twice the floor space) are optimal for mice.

• We will discuss the different options for enclosures in depth, in the next section. Breifly, some options are rectangular, fish tank type enclosures, wire bottom cages, and plastic cages. Each enclosure type has benefits and disadvantages, but as long as you give your pet mouse enough space, it will be happy.

• Continue to the next section: Enclosure types