Taking care of your mice and rats
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Taking care of your mice and rats by Joyce Pope

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Published by F. Watts in New York .
Written in English


  • Mice as pets -- Juvenile literature,
  • Rats as pets -- Juvenile literature,
  • Mice as pets,
  • Rats as pets

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Discusses the selection, feeding, exercise, and health and hygiene of a pet mouse or rat.

Edition Notes

Other titlesMice and rats.
StatementJoyce Pope ; photographs by Sally Anne Thompson and R.T. Willbie.
ContributionsThompson, Sally Anne, ill., Willbie, R. T., ill.
LC ClassificationsSF459.M5 P66 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2554204M
ISBN 100531101916
LC Control Number85052087

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