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Wild Mouse.

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Cherpi, Mar 30, 2011.


  1. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    Ok, so alot of people have this problem... I have a mouse in my house. My brother is a tramp and leaves food everywhere and now he's got a mouse in his bedroom (like I didn't see that coming). Anyway I was thinking... would it be possible to keep a wild mouse as a pet, I've read loads about this and some people have done it successfully and some haven't... I don't think I would as my mum would kick me out (lol) but I was wondering if it was possible. Opinions?
     
  2. niki87

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    I have one cos I have holes in my skirting board :(

    I was tempted to capture it and give it a nice home with me. Have yet to get it though lol. But I think for an animal that has tasted freedom and knows what it's like to have the world at it's feet then I don't think it is really fair! Plus I am sure someone told me that wild mice will bite if threatened. Nah you need a pet mouse...or two :D
     
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    It would be really cruel to try to keep it as a pet, they are natually fearful of humans so unless it was a tiny baby who had known nothing else then it would constantly be in fear which would probably in turn cause all sorts of stress related illnesses that mice are prone to, there is also the health implications to you and your family, wild mice carry diseases that can be passed onto humans. I would reccomend getting a humane trap, baiting it with some ham or chicken and releasing the mouse far away if you catch it.
     
  4. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    It's funny because only he has seen it... I don't even think there is one, haven't even heard it. Someone said that they don't carry disease, because they live indoors, whereas rats do because they live outdoors... not sure how correct that is. Also Wild mice live much longer as they haven't been inbred over and over. I guess you're right about the freedom thing, would be unfair, unless it's a little baby.
     
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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    The diseases have nothing to do with whether the mouse is from indoors or out, also it came indoors from the outside. Just googled this which is pretty scary reading:eek: House mice can transmit diseases, and can damage food and food packaging. Some of the diseases the house mouse carries can be deadly: for example, Murine typhus, Rickettsialpox, Tularemia, and the Bubonic plague. They can also cause substantial damage when feeding on grain. It is thought that house mice were the primary reason for the taming of the domestic cat.
     
  6. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    Oh my god, I found the little guy, which I named Geoffry, next to my brothers computer desk. I think my dog killed it which is pretty scary...

    RIP :)
     
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    There wont be just one ;) even if you havent seen any more they will still be there hiding =D
     
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    RIP Geoffry
     
  9. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    I don't there there are any more, my brother would be able to hear them and sleep downstairs again... he's an odd one.
     
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    if there isn't you're lucky. i'd wash everyting down with hot soapy water and vacuum the place till it's dust free (the whole house)

    get bro to get off his lazy fat backside and clean his room to military standards.. the reward for doing so will to not get kicked in the groin, for being so filthy he attracts mice.. is his dream job 'Hobo'? If so applaud his efforts and show him to the shed.
     
  11. Cherpi

    Cherpi PetForums Senior

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    Believe me, if it was as easy as that there wouldn't have been a mouse in the first place, when we shared a room we had two or three mice, he used to crap himself and he slept on a matress on the floor so it was worse for him... seems they follow him around ;)
     
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