Q: Stinky Mouse
August 21, 2009 | By Anonymous | 2 answers | Expired: 2053 days ago
My male mouse has a very strong odor that is making my room smell really bad. Others in my household have complained and I would really like to be able to get rid or lower the level of smell. I realize that male mice leave scent trails, but is there something that makes the odor less noticeable? The bedding I use is Carefresh, and it definitley does a better job at controlling the odor then wood shavings but it still stinks!
Aug 21, 2009
he is probably marking his territory. an intact male will feel the need to dominate his territory much more than a neutered mouse, and it prolongs their life. if you don't want to have your mouse fixed, there are ways to control the odor.
first make sure you are cleaning the cage once or twice a week. use a paper bedding to absorb the odor or you can use a product called carefresh. each time you clean his cage, don't just change the bedding - actually wash out the cage w/a detergent. this can make a male mark even more b/c you've just washed his scent from his home. to combat his extra efforts, every few days remove and replace the bedding in the corners of the cage. these areas are the places getting marked the most.
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