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Hi there, I live in a residential area of Winnipeg, Canada. I have been living with a mouse since I moved into this place about 3 months ago. It is the ground level of an old house. I don't mind living with it but I have a very young boy who lives with me and there are lots of faeces around to clean up every day. I am tired of having to clean it up from kitchen counter and elsewhere. I want to live trap it but right now it is winter and I am not sure how to release it with -20 degree Celcius weather. I do not want it to die. Should I wait till summer? Or do you have any other suggestions?

THanks in advance

Carson

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Hi,

I share my apartment with my wild mice in the winter. I am afraid the poops are an issue for me too. A little embarrassing when a guest spies one!

My only other suggestion would be to release it someplace heated- a heated shed, a heated barn where they don't kill mice..

Nope I haven't solved it yet either!

Best of luck.

squeaks n giggles,

Natasha

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

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I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

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B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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