Originally Posted by causemisahastheeyes
My mom and I have about 20 snakes, and a good chunk of the ball pythons refuse to eat frozen or prekilled mice. So the spare room is devoted to breeding and raising mice for them, which means it's nice to have stock on hand when we have eggs or babies, but a weekly pain in the ass with cage cleaning.
I still remember the smell when a cage cleaning is skipped! LOL I used to have around 50 cages I used. Now that I'm into aquatics, I don't miss the stench a bit!
For a smaller number of cages, look for swiss webster mice. Originally bred for labs, they have between double and triple the litter size.