Originally Posted by chrissylee13
does anyone know any special things i could do to keep my male mouse from staking his territory so much!?!?! it really smells and as much as i love him i may have to give him away because i can't have a smelly mouse in my new apartment. :[ kitty litter boxes will be enough.
You can neuter him. If you did that then he could also go in with the females so he can have some friends (do not put him in with another male, almost all males will eventually fight to death). If neutering is not an option, it might help if you put his cage away from other animals to slow his need to let all the other pets know what is his by marking. Also, when cleaning his cage, leave something he marked or a lump of soiled bedding in the cage after cleaning. Sometimes it works because the male will smell his sent in the cage and not feel the need to mark so much.
Good luck! I love mice, I have had many many of the little guys. :)