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Mouse in my apartment.....

Parakeet88

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This morning I was at the counter making the birds breakfast when out of the corner of my eye I saw a black blur go running under my fridge :shifty: I can only assume it was a mouse. He probably loves to eat all the food the birds get on the floor. I'm going to get some traps to try out tomorrow, but until then...

Should I be concerned about my birds health? I doubt the mouse would actually come in contact with my birds but are there any diseases the mouse might be carrying that I should be worried about?

Do you guys have any trap suggestions? Any that I definitely shouldn't use? I obviously don't want to use any thing that could harm my birds. Any other tips or info? Thanks!
 

sunnysmom

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We seem to get mice every other year or so at our house. They never bothered my tiel. We haven't had any (knock on wood) since we got Elvis. I don't think mice really carry any diseases you need to worry about. I buy the humane traps but if you get those, you have to release the mice at least a mile from your house or they will come back.
 

Parakeet88

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We seem to get mice every other year or so at our house. They never bothered my tiel. We haven't had any (knock on wood) since we got Elvis. I don't think mice really carry any diseases you need to worry about. I buy the humane traps but if you get those, you have to release the mice at least a mile from your house or they will come back.
Thanks! I'd like to try the humane traps first. Since the mouse doesn't seem to be a threat to my birds I have some time to look for a humane trap. I was planning to just buy whatever I could find at Walmart or lowes tomorrow but I think I might wait to get a humane one if they don't have any.
 
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