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Urgent Just a heads up about field mice- Warning: Graphic Images

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by StephFaunce, 7/18/18.

  1. StephFaunce

    StephFaunce Meeting neighbors

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    3wks ago I had a snake under my aviary so I removed it. Inside my aviary was a tiny mouse hiding from it, eating what he thought was his last supper! What I didn't know was that it was my baby pigeon The next day i saw my birds skull!
     
  2. camelotshadow

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    :cry3::sorrow: Birds need to be high up & have to figure a way to keep out the mice

    Snake will eat the mice but also will eat the baby bird...
     
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  3. Tiel Feathers

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    :omg:That’s awful. I’m so sorry for your loss. It looks like you have some work to do asap on your aviary.
     
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  4. StephFaunce

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    Their nest boxes are off the ground. KINDLE_CAMERA_1515002790000.jpg
     
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  5. StephFaunce

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    35557965_10209335572265807_6908572977151868928_n.jpg 35557965_10209335572265807_6908572977151868928_n.jpg 35760913_10209335605866647_9004966112265240576_n.jpg this is how I found her
     
  6. StephFaunce

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    I did not lose her though she's still with us! This is from the other day 36889517_10209446588561145_8207605060100685824_o.jpg
     
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    Oh no! Did you take her to the vet?
     
  8. faislaq

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    Oh thank heavens she's still alive! Not at all what I was picturing from your description, though still very sad. And to think you thought you were saving that poor helpless mouse not knowing it was a monster! :depressed: At least you'll know to remove both trespassers next time!

    Can you think of any way to make the aviary pest-proof or at least resistant? Both of those intruders can climb.
     
  9. Aviana

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    OMG!!! How awful and shocking. I am glad the baby will be okay.
     
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  10. StephFaunce

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    I am the process of making a bigger one. This one has flooring but some of the wood warped. The new one is not going to have flooring in it but I am going to use garden clothe and the walls are going to be about a foot and a half in the ground. I want there to be forage this time
     
  11. Tiel Feathers

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    Oh my, I thought she had passed. I’m so glad she’s okay, poor little bird!
     
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  12. StephFaunce

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    My friend that works with wildlife rehabilitation, specifically birds, told me to flush the wound to clean it up and to put antibiotic ointment on there and keep it moist so an abscess didn't form.
     
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  13. Sylvester

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    A mouse did that?! I knew they could get into grain and food but didn't know they were aggressive. Glad you got to your baby bird in time and that she is going to be alright.
     
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  15. camelotshadow

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    Its healing well so maybe it got lucky as its the bacteria that kills them not the wound itself.
     
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  16. SandraK

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    Mice will eat, anything, and I do mean ANYTHING. A young bird would be great as a meal. Most urban critters are like mice.
     
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    Mice will even eat other mice
     
  18. Sylvester

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    I knew big brother 'rat' would eat anything it can outrun, didn't know that about mice. Thank you for telling me.
     
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    One of the houses we lived in had 2 basements and I found the mice had tried to eat the Brillo pads ...
     
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    The mice need to go, however you can do it. We had mice at Liberty wildlife years ago, they would come at night and kill our orphans, we found many headless, babies and babies that look like your pidge. They chewed through thru the soft wire on the encloses and thru the " rubbermaid " containers we kept the tiny babies in..we killed them,,sorry, but, baby songbirds, kestrel, hummingbirds are way more important to us..
     

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