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Mice and Rats

The smaller mouse and the medium-sized rat are adaptable members of the numerous, successful order of rodents. Diabetics owe breakthrough knowledge in the disease's control and prevention to laboratory experiments with the Zucker rat. Contributions typically raise questions about the mouse's and the rat's alternating roles as pests and pets, disease carrying capabilities, geographic ranges, representations in popular culture, survival threats, and troubled interactions with people.

Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats

Will boric acid kill mice?

In large enough quantity, yes. However, boric acid is considered to be about as poisonous as table salt. Certainly it would kill mice if you immersed them in it, or fed it to them in large enough quantities. Mice traps or rat poison will work better though. ...
Asked in Mice and Rats, Environmental Issues

What is man's adaptation to environment?

Well, when humans change to make themselves comfortable in unpleasant conditions it is known as adptation or evolution. _____________________________________________ Evolution only occurs when the last species dies and a new one, with a more equipped body, takes over. I refer you, instead of mass spamming the edit box with information, to this very interesting article/essay on the biological adaptation with humans in reference to nutritional, physiological and psychological terms. the geographical variability of some morphological, physiological and serological traits of man is discussed with respect to...
Asked in Pool Care and Cleaning, Mice and Rats

How do you keep mouse out of swimming pools?

If you are talking about wild mice then the chances are that they are ending up in the pool because they are trying to get a drink. So perhaps if you made water more easily accessible away from the edge of the pool they would get their water from there and not fall in the pool. I understand wild mice are an unpopular pest but if its wild mice then it would be the only way to stop them short of...
Asked in Warriors Book Series, Mice and Rats

What is mouse bile?

Bile from the liver of the common mouse that kills ticks on cats pelts.
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Behavior, Mice and Rats

Why do cats play with mice before they kill them?

Sometimes it may appear as if cats are playing with their prey, or in this case mice. And sometimes they are. However, most often they are actually making sure their prey can't hurt them, so they are stunning their prey before giving it the killing bite. The killing bite requires a swift bite to the throat, but this exposes the cat's neck and belly to the prey. To avoid possible injury, they "play" with their prey. ...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Babies, Mice and Rats

What do you feed a baby mouse whose eyes aren't open yet?

Answer Well if you find a baby mouse with no fur what you should feed it is luke warm puppy or kitten milk (not cow milk, that can cause diarrhea) using a syringe. If you don't have a syring, you can use a piece of string until you can get one, just soak it in the milk until a drop forms at the end. If the baby mouse does not drink it take it to the closest RSPCA. Here's a good guide...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Rodents, Mice and Rats

Does rat hate noises?

Well you see it depends on if it is a loud noise or very quiet, and also the pitches if it is a high pitch and very loud they will freak. its quiet with a low pitch it dose not effect them. but it really depends on the rat. most are like this though. hope it was help....please if you need to copy and paste it, i don't care. (: hope it was help ...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats

How do you remove dead mice smell when you cannot find where it is?

Usually people buy cheap scented perfumes or a strong smell to cover it up, but if you want to get rid of it, unbelievably, you can use milk! Plain milk, bought from your local grocery shop, can fight away the strong smell of rotting mice. The area of the smell can be cured by lightly pouring pure milk onto the carpet or floor near the smell. The milk will not stain but will be absorbed through the air and the rotting mice corps...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats

Do mice like noise?

Mice are prey species and are therefore easily stressed. Studies suggest that loud high frequency noises can increase production of stress hormones in mice resulting in impaired health and decreased litter sizes. Source: I saw a mouse scurrying around my floor and decided to find out. I waited for it to crawl into an empty paper bag and then let out a loud scream, I've never seen anything disappear that fast. ...
Asked in Mice and Rats

What is the significance of a mouse?

there is great significance is any species of mouse and by extension rat. this is because they are a vital part of the food chain, they keep the populations of insects etc regulated and they themselves feed predators higher up in the food chain such as foxes and birds of prey. They are also great carriers of disease. the bubonic plague, which wiped out a major chunk of englands population around 1340-50 ad, the plague was carried by rats and mice which...
Asked in Cats (Felines), Cat Behavior, Mice and Rats

What does it mean when there is a dead cat outside your door?

If the cat's eyes are closed and there is no blood, it likely means that your porch seemed like a quiet place that the cat could go to die in peace. It probably went there to lie down and be left alone. Another possibility is that someone found or accidentally killed the cat, and thought it was yours and was trying to give you closure. Someone hit my neighbor's dog once, read the address on the collar wrong, and left it at...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats

How do you know if your baby mice are urinating?

depends on the mouse care, if its a nested baby mouse with the mother allowing it to nurse,it is not likely you will be able to tell,also interfering with the mother may result in adbandonment of the mouse, if it is a very young baby mouse(pinky), under 14 days of age and you are personally nursing it it is recommended you wet a Q-Tip and rub the belly slowly spinning the Q-Tip as you rub, this stimulates use of the lower...
Asked in Mice and Rats, Plural Nouns, Possessive Nouns

What is plural possessive of society?

The plural form of the noun society is societies. The plural possessive is societies'. Example use: Throughout history, most societies' strength was the family unit; usually the extended family. ...
Asked in Mice and Rats

Where do rats go during the day?

Rats like dark places where they cannot be seen especially during the day. So I would have to say any of these three would probably answer your question. Sewers - They're dark and slimy what better place for a rat? Under furniture - If this question has something to do with a pest in your house problem, this answer would fit best. Furniture like sofas, refrigerates, or stoves are very common. Air Vents - An air vent could also be common because of...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats

Why do mice like wheels?

They're very active little guys and they're always looking for someway to run and climb and wheels serve both these purposes, so they're all together great toys for a mouse. ...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats

How soon does mother rat feed pups after birth?

The pups will start to nurse from their mother right away. There are instances when the mother might reject her pups. Although this is unlikely you should always take these precautions when breeding. 1. Put your mom to be in a separate tank or away from other mice 2. Supply her with plenty of bedding to buid a nest and a hide away 3. Always provide water and proper food to her at all times 4. Never introduce a mouse into her territory after...
Asked in Mice and Rats

What is the function of a urinary aperture?

allows for urination in females
Asked in Mice and Rats, Australia

What type of pets do Australians have?

Australians do not keep native wildlife as pets. These animals are protected and even the common kangaroo cannot be kept as a pet, but only by wildlife carers who have a special licence. This is not to say that some Australians do not illegally keep such pets. On the whole, Australians commonly have dogs, cats, fish, birds - especially budgies, galahs and cockatiels, and guinea-pigs, mice and rats. In all states except Queensland and Western Australia, rabbits may be kept. Australians do...
Asked in Mice and Rats

Can Dumbo Rats eat fruit?

You could try it. But there favorite food is peantbutter.
Asked in Apartments and Home Rentals, Mice and Rats, Landlord-Tenant Issues

Is the landlord responsible for the mice infestation?

Yes! Your landlord is required to make sure the building is up to code, and a serious rodent problem is a violation. Talk to your landlord before going to the authorities, though. Some landlords might ask you to buy traps or get an exterminator, but they have to pay for it. Answer. Yes your landlord is very much responsible to that you can also sue him if he did nothing to get rid of those mice. ...
Asked in Care of Mice and Rats, Mice and Rats

How do you keep wild baby mice warm?

Well they should just have there mother for warmth and she should have made a nest for them. If they don't have a mother and they are in a cage, just put some wood shavings in a pile, place the baby's on them and you can get a reptile light to keep them warm. If you don't know what a reptile light is, just look it up! :D If they have a mother and you think they look cold, you can...