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How to Take Care of Minnie Flea!

Have you always wanted to know how to look after the toughest, most determined flea of all? Check out these handy care tips!

Beano Team
Last Updated:  November 2nd 2022

So, chances are that if you’re reading this page, you’ve either adopted a Minnie Flea of your own or simply want to know the amount of effort it takes to care for one. We’ve broken the most important aspects of flea husbandry into seven handy chunks!

1. Water

Experts say that adults should drink around six to eight glasses of water a day. A tiny flea needs nowhere near that. A bottle cap full of fresh H2O should be more than enough. However, a Minnie Flea enjoys a dip in cool liquid to waken up in the morning – plus they like to make their friends laugh by pulling faces from behind the glass. Remember to check the glass for emptying it into the sink. This is so important.

2. Food

Minnie Fleas tend to be peckish after full day of leaping and mischief. Like the Menace Flea, the miniature Minnie is partial to a bite from Beanotown Burgers. It must be a family thing. Like all fast food, this should be viewed as an occasional treat and not a daily meal. The Minnie Flea will always ask for hot sauce, which always leads to squeaky bottom burps the next day. You won’t hear them, though. Too quiet, you see.

3. Other diet

To balance out the hot sauce smothered burgers, it’s important to offer a crisp apple to your new pet once a day. Due to their size, they’ll only manage a tiny amount, but like to hide inside, purely for prancing reasons. This is why this type of flea will often smell of apples. We wish the Stink Flea did, but that’s another smelly story.

4. Litter tray

Fleas need the toilet, just like anyone else. Some use actual toilets, some prefer the odorous sandpits favoured by cats. Maybe they like to pretend they’re having a stroll on a pebbly beach. Who knows. We’ll have to ask them next time we see them.

5. Socialising

The Minnie Flea is fiercely loyal and supportive of her friends. Here she is with her very own Flea squad: Menace, Rubi and Pieface (who can always be relied upon for tasty pastry snacks).

6. Grooming

As with all pets, it’s important to keep them clean. Even though the Minnie Flea loves nothing more than plunging their golden thorax and abdomens into cool drinking water, they also enjoy a splash around in a luxurious bubble bath once or twice a week. Remember to leave out a very small hand towel to allow them to dry off.

7. Well-being

Causing mischief and having fun is all well and good, but the Minnie Flea enjoys moments of relaxation. They appreciate a pile of Beano comics and a big comfy sofa, and if you’re going to the kitchen, a cup of tea and a biscuit too. Remember to ensure your flea is back in their tin before vacuuming the sofa or flopping down after a long day of flea care. You’ll never hear the end of it.