mice and fleapowder

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mice and fleapowder

Post by Flykill » Mon, 26 Mar 2001 15:38:37



From time to time people have made various inquiries as to how to get rid of
mites on mice.  I have often suggested putting flea powder in the bottom of the
cages, as my local pet store does.  Some have responded that they think this
will harm the mice.

I have spoken directly to the small animal keeper at my local petstore
regarding fleapowder in mouse cages.  She says they sprinkle a small amount in
the bottom of the cages before they put the litter in, and that they've been
doing this for at least three years while never enountering any problem with
it.  The mice in their cages are sleek, energetic, and bright-eyed.

I've tried this with my own mice.  I put a small amount, perhaps half a
thimble-full, in the bottom of the cage, put in the litter, and stirred it
around a bit to make sure it got everywhere, before putting the mice back in.
It has been ten days now, and I observe no change in their behavior or health
(other than, I assume, they are now mite free).

I will continue to suggest using flea power to treat mites on mice.

"It wouldn't surprise me if Judy felt the same way T.K. does about people who
mess around with the forces of darkness."  (some stupid saturday-morning
japanese cartoon show)

 
 
 

mice and fleapowder

Post by wend » Mon, 26 Mar 2001 20:07:26



Quote:
> From time to time people have made various inquiries as to how to get rid
of
> mites on mice.  I have often suggested putting flea powder in the bottom
of the
> cages, as my local pet store does.  Some have responded that they think
this
> will harm the mice.

> I have spoken directly to the small animal keeper at my local petstore
> regarding fleapowder in mouse cages.  She says they sprinkle a small
amount in
> the bottom of the cages before they put the litter in, and that they've
been
> doing this for at least three years while never enountering any problem
with
> it.  The mice in their cages are sleek, energetic, and bright-eyed.

> I've tried this with my own mice.  I put a small amount, perhaps half a
> thimble-full, in the bottom of the cage, put in the litter, and stirred it
> around a bit to make sure it got everywhere, before putting the mice back
in.
> It has been ten days now, and I observe no change in their behavior or
health
> (other than, I assume, they are now mite free).

> I will continue to suggest using flea power to treat mites on mice.

> "It wouldn't surprise me if Judy felt the same way T.K. does about people
who
> mess around with the forces of darkness."  (some stupid saturday-morning
> japanese cartoon show)

Hi flykiller,  I cannot honestly say that this is not a good idea, I have
never used
flea powder etc.

My personal opinion would be that it is a bad idea.  Why?  Well, flea powder
is
very strong and even to strong for kittens and puppies.  I spoke to a vet
about flea
powder as I have seen other threads regards to this topic and he said it
were a very bad idea.

I have mice, but I they have no mites and never have they had fleas.  I have
got one or two
mice that have small patches and sores from scratching, this is not mites
and I am treating
them for the real problem.

Though I wouldn't use this product, I am certainly not going to critisise
you for using it.

wendy