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For larger lizards, a supply of baby and middle sized
mice is an excellent secondary food source.
Mice do not need a lot of room to live
comfortably, and to stay healthy. A 12" x 18"
enclosure should suffice for a good breeding 'family';
a family being 1 male, 4 - 6 females, and their offspring.
These are also good numbers to follow as a maximum of
mice to keep in the same enclosure. More
mice means more offspring, which results in stress on
the mothers. For a substrate, wood chips or other mulch
type bedding works best. You must remember to clean the
enclosure frequently, as mice droppings will quickly pile
up. Keep the temperature of the room the mice are kept
around 65 degrees F.
Do not feed the mice table scraps. Some vegetables, fruits
and grains are alright once in a while. You will want
their main diet to consist of specially prepared Mice
feed, available in your local pet store.
On average, the mother will give birth to 6 - 12 babies.
There is a gestation period of about 20 days. Mice will
be able to reproduce again almost immediately (1 day)
after giving birth. Replace the breeding mice after 1