How to handle mice

Although mice are generally amenable to handling they should always be handled with care.

Using your cupped hands is the best way as this will not alarm or distress the mouse, although your vet probably holds them by the scruff to be better able to examine them and give any medications.

Some people may suggest restraining a mouse by the tail – it can be possible to do so safely but if done incorrectly the tail is easily damaged so this method is best avoided.

Handling Your Mouse
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