Originally Posted by Panther pride
Found out that its kinder to kill them. House mice cannot live in 'the wild' I was upset about that. Once I found and rescue a mouse from Tom and Bindi named his Gray Gray and tryed to tame him and turn him into a pet I was going to turn him into a local petco by our house. He lived for a few days then died from inturnal wounds I think. Next time the cats find and kill a mouse I'm going to don some gloves and bucher the rodent with a knife to see if I can train my Bindi to eat the raw mouse. Then at least it would be a more meaningful death. My Bindi is on raw/natural food diet now so it might just work. If you get traps for the mice get nonglue those kinds are horrble and torture the mice long before they actually die.
My last apartment developed a terrible mouse problem. We tried the snap traps, which actually were more brutal than the glue. The snap traps catch their legs, then they drag the trap around the room. Awful. We reverted to the sticky ones, put the mice in a garbage bag and whacked them with a shovel, so they wouldn't suffer too long on the sticky trap.
I would have used poison which maybe is the most humane way to do it, but I didn't want my cat at the time to catch and eat a poisoned mouse.
On a lighter note, I'm so proud of Bean catching his first mouse. He has officially become a man! He's prooving that he can earn his keep!
I remember when Fred caught his first (and maybe only). When I came home, it was already dead. He was soooooo happy, excited and proud that I let him play with it for a bit. Unfortunately, he lost the mouse (I thought that he ate it). A few days later, the house started smelling of dirty diapers. I located the source. Fred's rotting dead mouse under a heavy peice of furniture that Fred couldn't reach under.
Fred was so happy that day, I almost wish i had a mouse problem now! I think I may have one invisible mouse(I started a link about this awhile back), but it seems afraid to enter into the human/cat realm of the household. The cats just hear it under the floorboards or in the wall.