What should I do with this little mouse prisoner?
May 31, 2011 10:50 PM Subscribe
I caught a mouse and tried to drown it. It tread water long enough to make me think twice. Can one keep an ordinary house-mouse as a pet?
posted by Barry B. Palindromer to Pets & Animals (45 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I don't usually have this problem. I can kill a mouse anytime with ease. But this time I couldn't.
I put him in a can with some water, but when I came back, he was just standing on his rear legs with his nose above the water. So I added more water to the can. Half an hour later she was still alive, so I filled the can almost to the top. Checked back a few minutes later, and it was almost dead. I poured out the water. I saved the little vermin. Why? I don't know, but I can hardly kill it now that I have saved it. I am unmanned.
Can one keep a mouse as a pet? I know about the little mice one can purchase at the pet store, but what about the little buggers that weren't bred in captivity? Too-disease ridden? Can children handle it?