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Could my cat catch something from this oddly-acting mouse?

This sounds like perfectly normal behavior. Imagine you were almost swallowed by a giant beast and then suddenly put into an unknown place. Wouldn't you turn around and try to orient yourself? The ...
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How to handle pet cat's prey when they're injured

There is no unequivocal right or wrong answer to what you asking. You simply have to decide what you think and feel is right here. Many people believe animal's lives have value, that they should have ...
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Could my cat catch something from this oddly-acting mouse?

I do not think you need to be worried about your cat getting infected with Toxoplasma gondii; a very large number of cats do have this and it is not dangerous for a healthy cat. The main danger from ...
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Domesticating wild mice?

Hantavirus from their droppings is no bueno - potentially lethal. Sanitize, fortify and secure the home to rid the presence of them and prevent their re-establishing habitation there. Consider ultra-...
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My hand raised field mouse is starting to bite me

A lab mouse of 1,5 years of age is considered old, so we can definitely rule out puperty. Old age in lab mice means that this is typically the age where the effects of senescence set in. So he might ...
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My male fancy mouse Ace has recently started biting

I'd say you are right in assuming that Ace can smell your other mouse. I would do your best to wash your hands after handling the new guy, and especially before handing Ace, as rodents have a very ...
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Are ultrasonic repeller devices painful for dogs?

I had these in every room in the house. My dog began slowly to show signs of discomfort, teeth chattering and started to jump with movements around her. It was getting worse. I took her to the vet ...
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How to handle pet cat's prey when they're injured

Ethically... Your cat bring you a mouse: this is a gift it would bring its children too, to feed them, to train their hunting behavior. You have three ways here: kill it, dispose of it kill it, ...
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What's wrong with my pet mouse?

If she's actually drooling or foaming at the mouth, she could have some sort of medical issue, ranging from overgrown teeth to an infection. Your best bet would be a proper exotics veterinarian to ...
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Can biting in pet mice be non agressive?

This is definitely social behaviour. If it were aggressive, you'd be hurting, and it would be quick and lunging, and he would be showing other signs of aggression such as side-walking and puffiness. ...
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What kind of bedding should I use for a mouse's home?

What I like to use is shredded paper, because even though it is nessicary to clean it often, it has proven to be the more comfortable option for my mice. It is very easy for them to burrow in, and ...
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Why did my cat stop catching mice?

In this individual case it's probably a sign that he's not feeling at his best right now. Catching rodents requires a certain level of fitness and very sudden, very quick motions. He might either feel ...
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How to help a mouse with an eye infection?

It's a possible allergy sign, have you tried changing food? Not sure what you're feeding her now, but you could try cutting out different food items to see if you can spot the source and/or put her on ...
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How to react to a mouse biting?

My rat Bella (2 months old) bit me before. I said EEK! when she did. Something with saying EEK! that will make them stop. But you have to do it more than once. I'm still teaching her not to bite. ...
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Why did my mouse nip me?

I don't know much about the mice, but I know rats and with rats is that a young or new rat (that doesn't know you) has to learn the smell of you finger to tell apart what is food and what is your ...
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My hand raised field mouse is starting to bite me

It is the best to have your friend examined by a doctor. However, in the meanwhile, have the following in mind: He might need a partner for... a specific activity. He should be an adult by now, I ...
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What can I do to help my mouse be more tame?

I want to add something to Mick's comment. When a mouse bites you, it either is playing, feels threatened, is scared, or wants to defend itself. So the best option is to let it crawl in your hand (Do ...
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Can biting in pet mice be non agressive?

It's non aggressive, if your fingers have the sent of food they may try to taste or they will do it to groom/have some fun. Your little mouse seems to like you!
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Are ultrasonic repeller devices painful for dogs?

In are kitchen we have an electric fly killer to get rid of fly's. Recently our dog has being crying and acting as if he is scared. We tutned of all of any thing electrical like lights and flash ...
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