Behavior, Health and Care

Mice loose on the floor in kitchen !

2018-04-09 19:29 #0 by: autumn&spring

Two of Mimiis half grown babies jumped out of the cage on the floor. How can I catch them.? They are still too young to leave their mother, if I can't find them will they starve to death?
There is some food on the floor. I hope they find and eat,

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2018-04-09 20:04 #1 by: autumn&spring

They are this small.

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2018-04-09 20:30 #2 by: Evelina

Oh no! I really hope that you can find them. Sad

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2018-04-09 20:32 #3 by: Niklas

Can't you lure them with food in the middle of the floor? Or hear them if you are absolutely still and quiet?

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2018-04-09 21:09 #4 by: Leia

I don't know if this will work for mice but this worked for my hamster!

Create a staircase of books that leads to the top of small dustbin, on a few steps put some food on some of the steps and again in the bin. The idea is that the mice will climb the staircase of books fall into the bin and then will not be able to get out.

Use a strong smelling food, I used tiny tiny amounts of chocolate (I know this isn't good for them but it attracted them and helped in the long term). Also, leave this setup overnight when it's dark and quiet, the animal will feel less threatened at this time. 

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2018-04-10 06:29 #5 by: autumn&spring

So far they are still missing. 😢 I tried several things. I even put Mimii on the floor to see if she could find them. ....

I haven't got any chocolate at home. No peanut butter either. I'm on special diet . Perhaps I get some when I go shopping. The store opens in half an hour.
The mice are very small. I hope they at least found each others

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2018-04-10 11:24 #6 by: Leia

Keeping my fingers crossed for you Sad

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2018-04-10 17:25 #7 by: autumn&spring

Ok, I bought some peanut butter. I'm making traps with some small buckets. I hope I catch then during the night.
Well I let Mimii have three small babies from the young mom who is too young to have 13 babies. One died allready. Mimii was happy to see them. I guess she don't really miss the two runaway now. I hope I find them of course.

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2018-04-11 07:37 #8 by: autumn&spring

They are still missing :(

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2018-04-11 15:50 #9 by: Leia

Will mice adopt young that isn't their own?

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2018-04-12 04:27 #10 by: autumn&spring

Yes Mice adopt other mice's babies.

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2018-04-14 06:35 #11 by: autumn&spring

I saw one of them this morning. Super Mouse is his name now. 5 days on the floor 😊👌💕 there is still hope I catch him. 😍

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2018-04-14 10:09 #12 by: Leia

That is good news! Keep us updated!

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2018-04-15 12:40 #13 by: autumn&spring

Still Loose. But I noticed he eaten of the cucumber I put on the floor. And some seeds.

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2018-04-25 22:23 #14 by: Grodan

Try to figure out were the mouse sleeps and feels safe and catch it there.

You can also make a nice place for the mouse to feel safe and get food and water and catch it when it hides there. A small box, a cage or something that is easy to go inside but not that easy to leave - if you understand. But lots of nesting in it, lots of food and so on.

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2018-04-26 07:03 #15 by: Niklas

How long can they live in a house like that when they are small?

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2018-05-11 18:27 #16 by: Grodan

#15 Until you catch them, or something else catch them...

All the mice I´ve had loose in my home I have catchured. Some fast, some a little longer. Longest was 2 weeks... Two didn´t make it. One drowned in the dogs water bowl and one was catched by the ferret Elvis. But that was many many years ago. Now I´m patient and fast - I wanna catch the mouse as fast as possible, so I hunt it down and grab it. Crawling on all four is part of that... lol

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