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post #31 of 47
I like them, and i cry when i see people feed mice to snakes.
post #32 of 47
Does Susie have finger prints any more! Enjoy your company! Thats a lot of posts!!!!!!!
post #33 of 47
I think they're cute and nothing to be afraid of. I fed a rat that lived under our house last winter, it was a very well behaved little guy.

I remember when I was a kid and we lived in an old country house. One day I was reading on the living room couch, when I suddenly realised there was a mouse on the floor. We were checking each other out for about half an hour and came along quite nicely. Then my mom came home and I innocently told her about our hairy house guest. She freaked out and jumped on the couch. When she manged to pull herself together, she set a trap. The mouse was caught within an hour. Poor little fellow, I cried for hours and was so mad at my mom I woudn't speak to her for days.
post #34 of 47
I wouldn't be able to live in this house if I minded rodents. Our yard, or actually the whole neighborhood, is full of mice, shrews, and rats, and occasionally one will get inside.
I used to have rodents, including rats, as pets, so even an old sewer rat running across my foot, or placed live on my lap (Jamie managed that feat a few years ago) doesn't freak me out. But I don't mind all the pigeons in the city, either, and a lot of people shudder when they see them.
post #35 of 47
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What do you guys think? There is a mouse here at work, and sorry to say, I am one of those women who HATE rodents...........for some reason, they scare me.......... I know alot of you have them as pets, so don't mean to offend anyone...........

I like the pet ones Susie no matter how big they are, but those itty bitty field mice scare the crap out of me
post #36 of 47
I like rodents myself. But then, I am a big mush-ball when it comes to animals. Rodents, snakes, lizards, bugs ... I think they're all great!
post #37 of 47
I like rodents in cages...NOT running freely in my house
post #38 of 47
I'm not afraid of them, but don't like them running around loose (unless they're tame and contained in a small space). My daughter has 2 chinchillas and the kids always had hamsters, etc growing up, and the science animals used to spend Christmas with us!
post #39 of 47
I've never really experienced the "vermin" sort of mice or rats, so I don't know. They don't really freak me out that much. My grandparents lived in farm land and had little country mice in their basement that they trapped, but I never really was scared of them. Giant NYC-sewer rats would probably skeeze me out. But not really scary... what are they going to do? Slowly chew through your shoes?

Sides, I have Zissou here to protect me
post #40 of 47
It depends on what type of rodents you're talking about. I love rabbits, some pet mice are cute, and I used to adore hamsters...I had a regular golden hamster named Harriet, and several Campbell's Russian Dwarf hamsters (which are completely darling, as far as rodents go) in a variety of colors...I even had 2 or 3 litters, and kept some in my classroom for a while as class pets, the others went to children I knew for pets. Now rats...well, not so much. I know they are intelligent, and I've seen a few that could be called "cute," but overall, they're not for me.
post #41 of 47
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Does Susie have finger prints any more! Enjoy your company! Thats a lot of posts!!!!!!!
Yep, still have all my prints but the letters on my keyboard are wore off!
post #42 of 47
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I like them, and i cry when i see people feed mice to snakes.
Hey, snakes gotta eat too. Usually they are rodents bread specifically to be food and it's no different than us (or our cats) wating chicken, beef or pork.
post #43 of 47
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Hey, snakes gotta eat too. Usually they are rodents bread specifically to be food and it's no different than us (or our cats) wating chicken, beef or pork.
Most people feed their snakes humanely pre-killed, frozen, and then thawed to room temperature mice and rats (convenient and no possibility of a live rodent killing your pet, and yes it does happen). Yep, it's no different than taking out that chicken or turkey out of the freezer and popping it in the oven for the family to enjoy.

Though compared to cats (domestic or large wild ones), I must say that snakes definitely have a much more humane method of killing their prey.
post #44 of 47
I love rodents. We had 2 girl mice befor we got Karma. They were like little dogs. They loved to run all over us and play. They were named Lucy and Ethel. Lucy had a heart shape on her butt and Ethel was "special" She had broken her nose and her tail as a baby. Because of that she could not run straight or clinb but she was the nicer of the 2. She would cuddle and give love nipps. I miss those little girls. We do plan on getting more someday when we can set up a good safe catproof tank.

Oh yah and we own a snake. We fed it in a differnt room because hte noise scared our girls.
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by Lemur 6 View Post
Most people feed their snakes humanely pre-killed, frozen, and then thawed to room temperature mice and rats (convenient and no possibility of a live rodent killing your pet, and yes it does happen). Yep, it's no different than taking out that chicken or turkey out of the freezer and popping it in the oven for the family to enjoy.

Though compared to cats (domestic or large wild ones), I must say that snakes definitely have a much more humane method of killing their prey.
Yup, I've done pre-killed frozen but I've also had picky eaters that required live prey... and I'm not sure they are more humane when killing their prey.

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Oh yah and we own a snake. We fed it in a differnt room because hte noise scared our girls.
Ya, it can be pretty ugly when feeding live.
post #46 of 47
Love 'em. I have 1 mouse and a guinea pig at the moment, and would get a rat in an instant if my Dad would let me.
post #47 of 47
I love them all especially guinea pigs, rats and hamsters.
I don't care too much for mice or gerbils, though.
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