I'm thinking about buying a new cage and have been looking at the Fun Area Leon. Does anyone here have any experience with this cage? It's available on zooplus and looks like it could make a pretty good cage for mice.
I like the solid levels, it would be good for me as I want to offer my mice as much floor space as possible but I don't have a lot of room for cages. The actual floor size is 67 x 37cm but with two extra solid floors the mice would essentially have 3 times that amount of space to play in. Plus, unlike hamsters (where floor size is way more important than height), mice and female mice in particular just LOVE to climb so I like the idea of having a taller cage with more levels (kinda like rat cages). I also like the fact that the bar spacing is tiny at only 6.72cm so it would be really ideal for baby mice and houdini mice :P
I have a couple of queries about the cage though...
#1: What can be done about the wooden shelves, as mice will obviously pee all over it. Do you think something like plastikote would do the trick, to protect it from absorbing urine? Or I could get acrylic sheets cut to the size of the shelves and glued on top?
#2: What to do about litter/bedding on the upper levels? I can't use my usual back 2 nature pellets as they would fall/be pushed through the bars. So I could either use nothing, and just wipe the levels down every day, or I'll have to find something that won't fall through the bars. Any suggestions?
#3: I know that opinions vary massively here, but how many mice would you think this cage is suitable for? I was thinking 4 or 5 girls could live in here, but just wanted to check what you guys think.
Any opinions or advice are welcome here. Let me know what you think :)
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