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    To cold?

    What is to cold for mice, I know people say what feels good to you feels good to them. My room upstairs stays around 65F is that to cold?

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    Re: To cold?

    I would say so. My mice do well in mid 70's temps. I have noticed a major drop off in production and an increase in cannibalism since the temps have dropped into the 60's. We are working on getting the temps stabalized in the rat/mouse room but its in the basement so its a little more difficult.

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    Re: To cold?

    Yeah, 60 is too cold.

    Think what feels good to us in a t-shirt and bare feet feels good to them.

    Not us in a sweater, jeans, and socks.
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    Re: To cold?

    Well I hope they will be fine tonight then!

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    Re: To cold?

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    Well I hope they will be fine tonight then!
    they're resilient little creatures and will more than likely survive at lower temps at least for a few night. It's just that they'll probably refuse to breed/raise their young unless brought up to a suitable temp.

    Long term exposure to cold will eventually cause illness and premature death.

    But they should be fine overnight as long as they have bedding and each other to cuddle with.
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    Re: To cold?

    I bumped the heater to 68, it feels really good up there now!

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    Re: To cold?

    Mine breed the best in the winter, in the garage at around 60 degrees. If the water doesnt freeze in the bottle, they are fine. Mine all but stop production once temps get above 75 in there. Plenty of bedding is the key....they will make a little burrow and breed like, well, mice....LOL

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    Re: To cold?

    Mice and Rats can handle cold very well. Its the heat that you have to worry about.

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    Re: To cold?

    They have plenty of bedding and i have a wooden box in each tub for them to all get inside. I think as long as I have the heater set to 65 they should be fine

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    Re: To cold?

    Throw some pink fiberglass insulation in the cage. They will make a nest in about 2 minutes. Keeps'em toasty. Optimal temps are 68-78 for breeding.
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