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humane mouse trap?

Post by oldmoll » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 06:43:17



II have mice in one of the aviaries. They are hiding in the insulated walls.
I cannot use poison cos of the birds. I cannot use breakneck traps cos the
sound at night freaks the birds out, so I bought a 'tin cat mouse trap'. It
is brilliant. It catches loads of mice in one go, lured by a dollop of
peanut butter <barf>
I get 2 mice daily, and take them into the ferret shed and open the box.
First time, the ferrets were not quick enough and the mice escaped. One
silly *** ran into the sleeping box hehehe. Now however, when I open the
shed door, I get mobbed by ferrets trying to climb my legs to be the first
to get their nose into the box. What a brilliant invention it is.Fresh meat,
plus sport for the ferrets, and the gradual eradication of those vermin from
the aviaries.

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humane mouse trap?

Post by Princebilly1s » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 07:49:11


Good move molly

nice to hear your straw shredders are getting the meal themselves.

I bet they love it

steve

 
 
 

humane mouse trap?

Post by Isotop » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 08:24:23


But mice are cute!!!!! And vermin too. Yep - you have to get rid of them and
this is fun for all the family, I guess...

My cat was supposed to be a mouser but has proved herself singularly unadept
at this task :o( And her a farm cat and all.......But I thought you had cats
too? Shouldn't they be taking care of this?

Isotope


Quote:
> II have mice in one of the aviaries. They are hiding in the insulated
walls.
> I cannot use poison cos of the birds. I cannot use breakneck traps cos the
> sound at night freaks the birds out, so I bought a 'tin cat mouse trap'.
It
> is brilliant. It catches loads of mice in one go, lured by a dollop of
> peanut butter <barf>
> I get 2 mice daily, and take them into the ferret shed and open the box.
> First time, the ferrets were not quick enough and the mice escaped. One
> silly *** ran into the sleeping box hehehe. Now however, when I open
the
> shed door, I get mobbed by ferrets trying to climb my legs to be the first
> to get their nose into the box. What a brilliant invention it is.Fresh
meat,
> plus sport for the ferrets, and the gradual eradication of those vermin
from
> the aviaries.

> --
> Kip is home. See his scars.
>  http://www.moonsgarden.com/

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humane mouse trap?

Post by oldmoll » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 08:41:17



Quote:
> But mice are cute!!!!! And vermin too. Yep - you have to get rid of them
and
> this is fun for all the family, I guess...

> My cat was supposed to be a mouser but has proved herself singularly
unadept
> at this task :o( And her a farm cat and all.......But I thought you had
cats
> too? Shouldn't they be taking care of this?

 My cats do indeed catch mice. About 4 per day from the fields. They are not
however allowed inside the aviaries for obvious reasons.

Quote:



> > II have mice in one of the aviaries. They are hiding in the insulated
> walls.
> > I cannot use poison cos of the birds. I cannot use breakneck traps cos
the
> > sound at night freaks the birds out, so I bought a 'tin cat mouse trap'.
> It
> > is brilliant. It catches loads of mice in one go, lured by a dollop of
> > peanut butter <barf>
> > I get 2 mice daily, and take them into the ferret shed and open the box.
> > First time, the ferrets were not quick enough and the mice escaped. One
> > silly *** ran into the sleeping box hehehe. Now however, when I open
> the
> > shed door, I get mobbed by ferrets trying to climb my legs to be the
first
> > to get their nose into the box. What a brilliant invention it is.Fresh
> meat,
> > plus sport for the ferrets, and the gradual eradication of those vermin
> from
> > the aviaries.

> > --
> > Kip is home. See his scars.
> >  http://www.moonsgarden.com/

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Post by Isotop » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 08:41:48



Quote:



> > But mice are cute!!!!! And vermin too. Yep - you have to get rid of them
> and
> > this is fun for all the family, I guess...

> > My cat was supposed to be a mouser but has proved herself singularly
> unadept
> > at this task :o( And her a farm cat and all.......But I thought you had
> cats
> > too? Shouldn't they be taking care of this?

>  My cats do indeed catch mice. About 4 per day from the fields. They are
not
> however allowed inside the aviaries for obvious reasons.

Fair point :o))

Isotope

 
 
 

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Post by Ruth » Thu, 28 Nov 2002 09:43:03


Good job. Mice are gone and ferrets get a meal.
Ruth

Quote:
> II have mice in one of the aviaries. They are hiding in the insulated
walls.
> I cannot use poison cos of the birds. I cannot use breakneck traps cos the
> sound at night freaks the birds out, so I bought a 'tin cat mouse trap'.
It
> is brilliant. It catches loads of mice in one go, lured by a dollop of
> peanut butter <barf>
> I get 2 mice daily, and take them into the ferret shed and open the box.
> First time, the ferrets were not quick enough and the mice escaped. One
> silly *** ran into the sleeping box hehehe. Now however, when I open
the
> shed door, I get mobbed by ferrets trying to climb my legs to be the first
> to get their nose into the box. What a brilliant invention it is.Fresh
meat,
> plus sport for the ferrets, and the gradual eradication of those vermin
from
> the aviaries.

> --
> Kip is home. See his scars.
>  http://www.moonsgarden.com/

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Post by B. Smit » Fri, 29 Nov 2002 11:33:35


"oldmolly" wrote :

Quote:
> snip<
> I get 2 mice daily, and take them into the ferret shed and open the box.
> First time, the ferrets were not quick enough and the mice escaped. One
> silly *** ran into the sleeping box hehehe. Now however, when I open
the
> shed door, I get mobbed by ferrets trying to climb my legs to be the first
> to get their nose into the box. What a brilliant invention it is.Fresh
meat,
> plus sport for the ferrets, and the gradual eradication of those vermin
from
> the aviaries.

Living in close proximity to nothing but cotton fields and pine tree farms
(you cannot see another house from anywhere on my property), we have our
share of ***y-tiny field mice that think they are housepets.  I use the
lethal kind of traps in some parts of the house, but the ferret room poses a
special problem.  I can't put the lethal traps in there because they can't
tell the difference between a ferret and a mouse.  I can't use poison
because it increases the chance of accidental ferret poisoning (either
directly or from a poisoned mouse).  I tried a humane trap (too small for a
ferret to get into), but even though I saw "evidence" of mice there, I never
caught a single one with it.  The mice know that they have a free pass in
there and they climb the cage and steal kibble from right under the ferret's
noses!

I still haven't found a good solution to the problem, but at least one of my
ferrets is catching on.  A couple of months ago, I went upstairs and saw
something laying in the floor......  It was a dead mouse with four neat
puncture wounds.  Someone apparently didn't mind killing it, but had no idea
that it was edible, lol.  I was so very proud of my girls that everyone got
lots of hugs and ferretone, they all looked at me as though I were crazy for
fussing over them so much.  I'm actually happier that they didn't eat it, as
I am rather squeamish and mousy ferret kisses are a pretty disgusting
thought for me.

B. Smith and her spoiled American ferrets-
Sunshine, Gator, Ipo, and Niho :-)

 
 
 

humane mouse trap?

Post by oldmoll » Fri, 29 Nov 2002 21:02:25



Quote:
> Living in close proximity to nothing but cotton fields and pine tree farms
> (you cannot see another house from anywhere on my property), we have our
> share of ***y-tiny field mice that think they are housepets.  I use the
> lethal kind of traps in some parts of the house, but the ferret room poses
a
> special problem.  I can't put the lethal traps in there because they can't
> tell the difference between a ferret and a mouse.  I can't use poison
> because it increases the chance of accidental ferret poisoning (either
> directly or from a poisoned mouse).  I tried a humane trap (too small for
a
> ferret to get into), but even though I saw "evidence" of mice there, I
never
> caught a single one with it.  The mice know that they have a free pass in
> there and they climb the cage and steal kibble from right under the
ferret's
> noses!

> I still haven't found a good solution to the problem, but at least one of
my
> ferrets is catching on.  A couple of months ago, I went upstairs and saw
> something laying in the floor......  It was a dead mouse with four neat
> puncture wounds.  Someone apparently didn't mind killing it, but had no
idea
> that it was edible, lol.  I was so very proud of my girls that everyone
got
> lots of hugs and ferretone, they all looked at me as though I were crazy
for
> fussing over them so much.  I'm actually happier that they didn't eat it,
as
> I am rather squeamish and mousy ferret kisses are a pretty disgusting
> thought for me.

 Well mine had a huge treat this morning. One of the guinea pigs which run
free down in the poultry paddock, strayed into the main garden part and was
killed by one of the dogs, who regard all small running rodents as vermin.
Anyway as annoyed as I was with the dogs, there I was with a plump fresh
guinea pig. Did I chuck it in the bin?? Did I heck. I put it into the ferret
shed. Mind you I closed the door smartish as I didn't want to watch them
eating one of my sweet guinea pigs.

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Post by Kathy Gallaghe » Sat, 30 Nov 2002 02:45:03


A couple of our local breeder with ferrets and mice problems have ferrets
that eat mice.

One in particular reminds me of the The Little Rabbit Fu Fu song (Scooping
up the field mice and bop them on the head....)

The ferret is a large, lazy boy who likes to watch the mice eat out of his
dish and bops them.  Then he lets out a *** curlding scream when his toys
no longer play.  His breeder panics every time thinking there is something
seriously wrong.

Another local breeder has polecats in her pedigrees and some of them seem to
have retained their hunting instincts.  Kill mice that come into her house.

KG

Quote:

> "oldmolly" wrote :
> > snip<
> > I get 2 mice daily, and take them into the ferret shed and open the box.
> > First time, the ferrets were not quick enough and the mice escaped. One
> > silly *** ran into the sleeping box hehehe. Now however, when I open
> the
> > shed door, I get mobbed by ferrets trying to climb my legs to be the
first
> > to get their nose into the box. What a brilliant invention it is.Fresh
> meat,
> > plus sport for the ferrets, and the gradual eradication of those vermin
> from
> > the aviaries.

> Living in close proximity to nothing but cotton fields and pine tree farms
> (you cannot see another house from anywhere on my property), we have our
> share of ***y-tiny field mice that think they are housepets.  I use the
> lethal kind of traps in some parts of the house, but the ferret room poses
a
> special problem.  I can't put the lethal traps in there because they can't
> tell the difference between a ferret and a mouse.  I can't use poison
> because it increases the chance of accidental ferret poisoning (either
> directly or from a poisoned mouse).  I tried a humane trap (too small for
a
> ferret to get into), but even though I saw "evidence" of mice there, I
never
> caught a single one with it.  The mice know that they have a free pass in
> there and they climb the cage and steal kibble from right under the
ferret's
> noses!

> I still haven't found a good solution to the problem, but at least one of
my
> ferrets is catching on.  A couple of months ago, I went upstairs and saw
> something laying in the floor......  It was a dead mouse with four neat
> puncture wounds.  Someone apparently didn't mind killing it, but had no
idea
> that it was edible, lol.  I was so very proud of my girls that everyone
got
> lots of hugs and ferretone, they all looked at me as though I were crazy
for
> fussing over them so much.  I'm actually happier that they didn't eat it,
as
> I am rather squeamish and mousy ferret kisses are a pretty disgusting
> thought for me.

> B. Smith and her spoiled American ferrets-
> Sunshine, Gator, Ipo, and Niho :-)

 
 
 

humane mouse trap?

Post by B. Smit » Sat, 30 Nov 2002 06:09:24


Quote:

> A couple of our local breeder with ferrets and mice problems have ferrets
> that eat mice.

> One in particular reminds me of the The Little Rabbit Fu Fu song (Scooping
> up the field mice and bop them on the head....)

> The ferret is a large, lazy boy who likes to watch the mice eat out of his
> dish and bops them.  Then he lets out a *** curlding scream when his
toys
> no longer play.  His breeder panics every time thinking there is something
> seriously wrong.

> Another local breeder has polecats in her pedigrees and some of them seem
to
> have retained their hunting instincts.  Kill mice that come into her
house.

> KG

Oy!  I think I'd have been institutionalized by now if any of my ferrets
routinely emitted *** curdling screams, I am much too high-strung for
that.  The loudest it usually gets here is Ipo's tiny, cute snore, barely
audible.  We can usually tell where to find her, we just follow the delicate
little snores.

I do wish that I had been able to figure out which ferret actually killed
the mouse.  I would place my money on Niho, because she is the aggressive
one.  She's the only one that I have seen grab things and ***ly shake
them, the only one that seriously "stalks".  Sunshine would be my next guess
because she has successfully hunted large bugs.  Then again, I once had a
mouse cornered and sent her to dispatch it for me, and she let it run away.
Gator will chase after something if it gets her attention, but she's kinda
lazy.  Ipo just doesn't seem interested in that sort of thing at all.

I guess I can't expect to live in a 75+ year old house in the middle of
farmland, forests, and wilderness without having to deal with mice.  On the
positive side, we have at least three owls living in the woods nearby.  In
fact, a few weeks ago, and as I was leaving the house, I spied something odd
in the yard.  It turned out to be an owl, on the ground, in broad daylight.
I got within 25 feet of it before it flew off, I was able to observe it for
a good five minutes.  It was extraordinarily windy that day, I am guessing
that it's usual hangout spot was less than stable in that wind, so it just
decided to hang out on the ground till the wind died down.  I'm glad to have
owls for neighbors, I hope they stay a long time.  I even appreciate the
bats and spiders, because here in the midlands/lowcountry of SC, we have
what *has* to be the largest population of gnats known to man!

B. Smith and her frivolous foursome :-)
Sunshine, Gator, Ipo, and Niho :-)

 
 
 

humane mouse trap?

Post by steve robinso » Sat, 30 Nov 2002 07:18:15



Quote:

> snip

if you cut your fuzzies food or didn't feed them one day you would soon see
there instincts return .

our little angels nearly removed my fingers when  they missed a meal
recently i mean they had turned really ***  and they had only missed
dinner time by 4 hours !!!

it seemed like a case of ok dad your for it your  gonna be lunch .

 
 
 

humane mouse trap?

Post by stev » Mon, 30 Dec 2002 21:30:42


Quote:


> > A couple of our local breeder with ferrets and mice problems have ferrets
> > that eat mice.

> > One in particular reminds me of the The Little Rabbit Fu Fu song (Scooping
> > up the field mice and bop them on the head....)

> > The ferret is a large, lazy boy who likes to watch the mice eat out of his
> > dish and bops them.  Then he lets out a *** curlding scream when his
>  toys
> > no longer play.  His breeder panics every time thinking there is something
> > seriously wrong.

> > Another local breeder has polecats in her pedigrees and some of them seem
>  to
> > have retained their hunting instincts.  Kill mice that come into her
>  house.

> > KG

> Oy!  I think I'd have been institutionalized by now if any of my ferrets
> routinely emitted *** curdling screams, I am much too high-strung for
> that.  The loudest it usually gets here is Ipo's tiny, cute snore, barely
> audible.  We can usually tell where to find her, we just follow the delicate
> little snores.

> I do wish that I had been able to figure out which ferret actually killed
> the mouse.  I would place my money on Niho, because she is the aggressive
> one.  She's the only one that I have seen grab things and ***ly shake
> them, the only one that seriously "stalks".  Sunshine would be my next guess
> because she has successfully hunted large bugs.  Then again, I once had a
> mouse cornered and sent her to dispatch it for me, and she let it run away.
> Gator will chase after something if it gets her attention, but she's kinda
> lazy.  Ipo just doesn't seem interested in that sort of thing at all.

> I guess I can't expect to live in a 75+ year old house in the middle of
> farmland, forests, and wilderness without having to deal with mice.  On the
> positive side, we have at least three owls living in the woods nearby.  In
> fact, a few weeks ago, and as I was leaving the house, I spied something odd
> in the yard.  It turned out to be an owl, on the ground, in broad daylight.
> I got within 25 feet of it before it flew off, I was able to observe it for
> a good five minutes.  It was extraordinarily windy that day, I am guessing
> that it's usual hangout spot was less than stable in that wind, so it just
> decided to hang out on the ground till the wind died down.  I'm glad to have
> owls for neighbors, I hope they stay a long time.  I even appreciate the
> bats and spiders, because here in the midlands/lowcountry of SC, we have
> what *has* to be the largest population of gnats known to man!

> B. Smith and her frivolous foursome :-)
> Sunshine, Gator, Ipo, and Niho :-)

here it is cap
 
 
 

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Quote:
> Living in close proximity to nothing but cotton fields and pine tree farms
> (you cannot see another house from anywhere on my property), we have our
> share of ***y-tiny field mice that think they are housepets.  I use the
> lethal kind of traps in some parts of the house, but the ferret room poses
 a
> special problem.  I can't put the lethal traps in there because they can't
> tell the difference between a ferret and a mouse.  I can't use poison
> because it increases the chance of accidental ferret poisoning (either
> directly or from a poisoned mouse).  I tried a humane trap (too small for
 a
> ferret to get into), but even though I saw "evidence" of mice there, I
 never
> caught a single one with it.  The mice know that they have a free pass in
> there and they climb the cage and steal kibble from right under the
 ferret's
> noses!

> I still haven't found a good solution to the problem, but at least one of
 my
> ferrets is catching on.  A couple of months ago, I went upstairs and saw
> something laying in the floor......  It was a dead mouse with four neat
> puncture wounds.  Someone apparently didn't mind killing it, but had no
 idea
> that it was edible, lol.  I was so very proud of my girls that everyone
 got
> lots of hugs and ferretone, they all looked at me as though I were crazy
 for
> fussing over them so much.  I'm actually happier that they didn't eat it,
 as
> I am rather squeamish and mousy ferret kisses are a pretty disgusting
> thought for me.

 Well mine had a huge treat this morning. One of the guinea pigs which run
free down in the poultry paddock, strayed into the main garden part and was
killed by one of the dogs, who regard all small running rodents as vermin.
Anyway as annoyed as I was with the dogs, there I was with a plump fresh
guinea pig. Did I chuck it in the bin?? Did I heck. I put it into the ferret
shed. Mind you I closed the door smartish as I didn't want to watch them
eating one of my sweet guinea pigs.

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Quote:

> > > A couple of our local breeder with ferrets and mice problems have
ferrets
> > > that eat mice.

> > > One in particular reminds me of the The Little Rabbit Fu Fu song
(Scooping
> > > up the field mice and bop them on the head....)

> > > The ferret is a large, lazy boy who likes to watch the mice eat out of
his
> > > dish and bops them.  Then he lets out a *** curlding scream when his
> >  toys
> > > no longer play.  His breeder panics every time thinking there is
something
> > > seriously wrong.

> > > Another local breeder has polecats in her pedigrees and some of them
seem
> >  to
> > > have retained their hunting instincts.  Kill mice that come into her
> >  house.

> > > KG

> > Oy!  I think I'd have been institutionalized by now if any of my ferrets
> > routinely emitted *** curdling screams, I am much too high-strung for
> > that.  The loudest it usually gets here is Ipo's tiny, cute snore,
barely
> > audible.  We can usually tell where to find her, we just follow the
delicate
> > little snores.

> > I do wish that I had been able to figure out which ferret actually
killed
> > the mouse.  I would place my money on Niho, because she is the
aggressive
> > one.  She's the only one that I have seen grab things and ***ly
shake
> > them, the only one that seriously "stalks".  Sunshine would be my next
guess
> > because she has successfully hunted large bugs.  Then again, I once had
a
> > mouse cornered and sent her to dispatch it for me, and she let it run
away.
> > Gator will chase after something if it gets her attention, but she's
kinda
> > lazy.  Ipo just doesn't seem interested in that sort of thing at all.

> > I guess I can't expect to live in a 75+ year old house in the middle of
> > farmland, forests, and wilderness without having to deal with mice.  On
the
> > positive side, we have at least three owls living in the woods nearby.
In
> > fact, a few weeks ago, and as I was leaving the house, I spied something
odd
> > in the yard.  It turned out to be an owl, on the ground, in broad
daylight.
> > I got within 25 feet of it before it flew off, I was able to observe it
for
> > a good five minutes.  It was extraordinarily windy that day, I am
guessing
> > that it's usual hangout spot was less than stable in that wind, so it
just
> > decided to hang out on the ground till the wind died down.  I'm glad to
have
> > owls for neighbors, I hope they stay a long time.  I even appreciate the
> > bats and spiders, because here in the midlands/lowcountry of SC, we have
> > what *has* to be the largest population of gnats known to man!

> > B. Smith and her frivolous foursome :-)
> > Sunshine, Gator, Ipo, and Niho :-)
> here it is cap

 
 
 

humane mouse trap?

Post by Gwen & John Smit » Mon, 30 Dec 2002 23:17:09


If you were in Old Molly's shoes what would have you done with the dead
guinee pig?.  Burn it, bury it, put it in the dustbin.

Gwen

 
 
 

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Post by Ferret Momm » Tue, 31 Dec 2002 02:13:23


I think Molly does what nature intends to do.
Life has a cycle ... she uses it.
I have had wild pets and they all knew their boundries.
If one crossed into anothers territory then a battle would begin.
I didn't like it anymore then as I do now.... I hate to see things like
that.
BUT!!! I was raised on a farm and know all to well the cycle of life.
So Sorry for the guinea pig.
I wonder how my kids would reat to a mouse, ... I just don't have the heart
to
find out the outcome.
--
FerretMommy & The Fuzz-Butts Rule Gang
htt://home 1.gte.net/res19cui/

Quote:
>  Well mine had a huge treat this morning. One of the guinea pigs which run
> free down in the poultry paddock, strayed into the main garden part and
was
> killed by one of the dogs, who regard all small running rodents as vermin.
> Anyway as annoyed as I was with the dogs, there I was with a plump fresh
> guinea pig. Did I chuck it in the bin?? Did I heck. I put it into the
ferret
> shed. Mind you I closed the door smartish as I didn't want to watch them
> eating one of my sweet guinea pigs.