Still got a laugh out of me :L and when I'm trying to photograph my mice they tend to explore and I have to make sure they don't wander too far or they'll escape I'm just trying to find ways to keep them distracted
Well as far as the "detail" goes, that's dependent on a lot of factors. The number one problem you'll have is your camera. I just looked at your most recent deviation, you're using a point and shoot. That will effect "detail" a lot. Now, getting a better camera won't help you take a better picture though. First off, don't take pictures simply as fast as they will go.
That picture I will offer some advice from. First off, you're shooting at 1/4000 with one light? You need to slow down your shutter speed. 1/60 is what is generally accepted as "hand held" speeds. You're also using F/3.5. That will only get you a very shallow DOF. Try F/8 or F/12. A lower ISO speed won't hurt either. Learning how and why your camera works will help you take infinitely better pictures. It's not the camera that makes the photographer, it's his/her skill.
The problem I've got with my camera is that I can't manually slow down or increase my shutter speed so I have to increase or slow down my ISO setting to do this. If I want a fast shutter speed my ISO needs to be on 800 if any higher the image will be blotchy etc. That's what makes it a lot harder for me