Originally Posted by MrsMeowgi
My suggestion??? Don't use glue mouse traps. They are terribly inhumane. Go get yourself a live trap, about $7 at WalMart. Check the trap daily and release any mice outside. Live and let live.
Can you imagine getting stuck to something and literally starving to death??? Or chewing off your appendages to get unstuck, only to get stuck again??? Why would you want to put any animal through that?
I now realize glue traps are bad to use with cats because cats are just too curious. I did place both traps in spots I didnt think he would get them, but the one he got into was obviously not quite out of his reach. I don't, however, understand why people are making such a big fuss about using them to catch mice. Yes...they do suffer when they get caught, but if I was to have caught it in a live trap and let it go outside like some people have suggested....it would've either found a way back into our building, gotten into someones car, or it would've frozen to death outside in our cold minneapolis weather, which would've been just as slow and crappy a death as a glue trap. Snapping traps don't always work, I have used them before and found them sprung, with no mouse in them many a time....and in the event that it does work, they can create a bit of a mess.
The other option, which is to let my cat eat it, would be even worse. My cat caught the origional mouse that led me to buy the traps....he was batting it around, clawing it and torturing it....luckily I was around so he couldn't eat it...because it couldve gotten him sick....so yes he is there to catch him but letting him eat the mouse is not the way to go....and if I had it would've been more painful than getting stuck in a trap. There is not really a nice way to get rid of a mouse...so settle down....theyre just stupid little mice which are going to be killed no matter which way you do it. I am an animal lover but Im sorry I really dont care how a little mouse I am trying to get rid of dies.