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Hello,

What can I use, that doesn't cost hundreds of dollars, to scan around my home to find my lost baby fancy rat? He isn't much bigger than a mouse so it has to be extremely sensitive. And of course I can't just click an infrared thermometer repeatedly.

If you can find it on Amazon or somewhere I can buy one I would so appreciate it.

Thank you very much

Answer
Hi Natasha,

Wait till night then set out food and water in one place. Wait with all the lights out but just enough to see (light in another room doors open). Alternatively buy some humane mouse traps from you local hardwear store or Amazon. If this fails Google "Night Vision Goggles" you only need a cheap set the go for about $50 US.

I hope this helps.
Best wishes.
Kevin

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Thermodynamics, chemistry, chemical reactions, kinetics, chemical reaction safety, dust explosion technology, static electricity. General science.

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Over 40 years experience as a practicing thermochemist in industry. Head of the fire and explosion laboratory of a major European chemical company (Ciba-Geigy). Now retired.

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Institute of Chemical Engineers. Royal Society of Chemistry.

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Chartered Chemist, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (C.Chem MRSC). Msc Sheffield.

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