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advice on wire cages

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Hi...I bought a cage for my single buck . It is plastic bottom and sides and has a wire grill on the top. The bars are less than 1cm wide, but i covered them in a very fine wire mesh from b&q so he couldnt get out or any wild mice couldnt get in( he lives in my shed with the guinea pigs). I heard somewhere before...not on here...that a mouse can squeeze through a hole as small as a biro pen , so i was worried the bars would be to big.
Having looked at other cages on here, do you think i should take off the wire mesh ?
I am thinking of getting a bigger cage that is for a hamster. it has thinly spaced bars but i owuld be able to attatch ropes to it, which i cant do at the moment.
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HI ,
My shed isnt heated but i asked on the cavy forum before i got a mouse to see if it was ok for them to live in my shed. The response from people who also keep mice on there was that it was ok as long as extra bedding was given when its cold. i cant keep mice in the house as my husband has allergies. I am always out in the shed and he comes out a lot and gets lots of attention. x
In summer i do put the reflective sheets on the roof and its surprising how good it works. also all of my shed windows are removed allowing for extra ventilation and the doors stay open too. I have fans for the cavies also . I have never used a heater in winter for the piggies, but if i need one for the mice then they will get one lol.x
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