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Old 01-04-2019, 06:34 AM  
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Default Re: Mice in 10 gallon? Is that ok?

Tanks with secured lids to stop cats from gaining access can be badly ventilated for the mice! Mice can suffer from respiratory problems (mainly due to a mycoplasma bacteria they carry in their airways) and this can be `set off` if they become irritated by ammonia or anything to claustrophobic.

Mice are a natural prey for cats so if the cats are allowed into the same room as the mice, you need to be 110% secure and safe. Tanks can sometimes look okay to us, but we don`t live inside one 24/7. You need to consider if mice living in a tank with a build up of urine scent and a secured lid is going to be healthy for the mice?
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