My mice died. all 17 of them! how u might ask? idk maybe something in there water the bedding the temp(even tho i kept it fairly warm in my room just for them) i just dont know. but it hit me really hard so no more mice for me. i couldnt handle that again. My ball pythons doing great tho. he just moved up into a bigger cage( other cage got too small for him) so he is having fun investigating every crevis of it lol. i put vines all around the edje just to spice it up a bit. he had em down in 2 minutes! he really enjoys his bigger sleeping log and huge water dish. ya his new cage is so big i dont think ill have to buy another one ever. they only get up to 6 feet right?