Why Did Most Pet Shops Stop Selling Feeder Mice?

In recent years, most pet shops stopped selling feeder mice. The reason for the decline in demand has varied, but some are simply as silly as a few people’s reasons for not owning one. Some people simply don’t care enough about snakes to bother feeding them live prey, or for other reasons. Regardless of your reasons, feeding your snake live prey is not a good idea. anonig

If you’re interested in buying a rat, it’s a good idea to buy it from a reputable breeder. When you buy one from a reputable breeder, the money goes towards improving the welfare of that particular rat. In contrast, when you buy one from a pet shop, that money is going straight into the pocket of the rodent mill owner. This makes no sense!

Besides being a healthy and affordable choice, feeding mice also promote socialization. While you may find them skittish at first, these creatures can become a companion if you handle them every day. In fact, some pet stores sell six-to-a-pack of feeder mice, so you can buy as many as you need. You can also buy “fancy” mice, which have dark eyes and colored coats, but they are much more expensive.  tinyzonetv

In UK, it is illegal to feed live mice. However, this ban is being challenged in the courts for the welfare of animals. The RSPCA guidelines explain that mice are prey animals, which are motivated to seek cover. This means they need shelters that have multiple exits and tubes for hiding. Additionally, live mice are more likely to spread salmonella. So, it’s important to remember that you should never feed live mice to a pet.

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