Hundreds of pocket-sized pets seized by animal welfare officials in property raids across Queensland are now up for adoption.
There are 450 mice and more than 100 birds need new homes after being seized by the RSPCA, with the organisation urging people to take two.
"They really come to enjoy human contact and can actually become terrific companions," RSPCA Qld spokesman Michael Beatty said.
"A friend of mine actually used to take his pet mouse on walks. It would happily sit in his shirt pocket and peer out the top."
Mr Beatty says mice are social creatures that prefer to be kept in company and is hoping prospective families will take more than one.
The birds include budgies, Indian ringnecks and lovebirds which will remain at the Wacol shelter until they find a new home.
Australian Associated Press