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Duane wrote at 2014-02-14 11:40:12
Geez I caught 10 field mice in the house in humane traps and they are all now in a Critter Trail cage together. They have been very well behaved. Eat a lot. Drink a lot of water (thanks for the butter on water drinker suggestion). They come up to the cage and say hi. I never wanted pet mice, and I feel bad for putting out poison in the past. You made it clear this cage is too small so I am guessing I will let them go this spring. Hope I do not domesticate them too much for release. How long do these guys live?

Nickey wrote at 2016-05-02 15:04:34
Hi this is not an answer, but I was wanting to ask you guys some questions and didn't know how except for putting it on the question part.

My children and I found a little baby field mouse (I do believe) outside we caught him and have him in an aquarium right now with some dirt and grass on the bottom and a fruit cup with water and we've been feeding him crackers and some cheese. I put a Kleenex in with him this morning because he looked cold and he carried over to the corner and is now snuggled in it. He seems very happy and will let me pet him, I wont let the kids mess with him because I am worried about diease afraid they may not get there hands clean good well. I looked on the link that was posted on the answers that shows the states with diseased mice, we live in Kentucky and it says there are no cases. Is this the only thing we need to be concerned about along with breathing in the feces and urion?  


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