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Old 02-08-2013, 02:10 PM
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Red face A MOUSE...in the house....

I used to have a round, oriental rug in my bird room. The day I brought Ripley home, I cleaned it, rolled it up neatly and dragged it into the garage. Well today I decided to pull it back out and put it back.

So I dragged it out of the garage, moved Hunter's cage over a bit, laid it on the floor and started unrolling it.

It all happened VERY very fast. As I was unrolling it I saw a couple of pieces of hulled sunflower seeds, but before I could give them even a second thought a MOUSE ran out of the rug, right by my leg. Mind you, mice don't frighten me, and I'm NO screamer, but when that thing scurried alongside my leg I let out noises and sounds I didn't know were in me. One of my dogs (Ziva) was right there with me, and the second she saw the mouse she made one giant leap, luckily caught her footing on the half rolled out rug, and GULPED UP the mouse. As I was hollering for her to "give out", I saw her munch and swallow.

INSTANT HEADACHE!!

Called the vet, who got a good laugh out of this, but he assured me that Ziva would be just fine. (He didn't ask about me)

As for the sunflower hulls, I FINALLY figured out where they came from. Since my birds get ZERO sunflowers, this rodent (I hope there isn't more) must have grabbed a mouthful of sunflower seeds from my outdoor bird feeding stations, and decided to happily munch on them inside the garage. And yes, I figured out where it came in...but that won't be a quick fix, I'm afraid. It chewed a little hole into the bottom of the garage door, where there is (WAS) weatherproof stripping.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:46 PM
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

Oh my LOL

are U okay, since the vet didn't ask?

I stooped using outside feeders for this very reason, my outside birdies only get stuff when I'm home to put it out, good news on that is they like pellets now LOL
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

LOL...Yes, Sandy, thank you, I'm ok. I promise, mice don't scare me - USUALLY. This just happened SO fast and SO totally unexpected. I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest.

I'm afraid that this mouse's brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles are possibly hiding in my garage, so I put out some mouse traps already.

Wait...your outdoor birds are eating pellets??? SWEET! I've got a suit cake out there, suit pellets, mealworms, sunflower and safflower seeds and a finch mix, but ONLY because of the inclement weather.
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

Yep,
Where I get my pellets and bird food from said its perfectly fine to feed to the outdoor birds. The squirrels even like it.
They get all the left over pellets and see, anything close to expiry and anythings my Fids won't eat. Were still experimenting with different food, pellets and avi cakes.
I got a bunch of samples because our little brown head doesn't like pellets, the little princess LOL
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

Quote: Originally Posted by wenz2712 View Post
Awww.. I am glad I was not there at the time... There would have been 2 screaming Wendy's Imagine the poor Birds faces with 2 screaming women LOL

It must have been a shock for you at the time, but I am sure you are laughing about it now
HAHAHAHA! I think had you been here, and we both would have screamed, all the fids would have fallen off their perches. Heck, Ziva may have even hauled butt then instead of lending me her hand...I mean mouth.
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

Wendy, if you work cheap enough, I've got a neighbor that might be interested in a night watch person.....now, what were those sounds again, so I can explain to her ? ? ?
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

I can't stop laughing Wendy I wish you caught it on camera
Sorry I always see the funny side if things
Glad your dog took control


Ziva is unique.....he is now a dog and a mouse LoL
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

That is one of the reasons I no longer have bird feeders outside since we moved to Fla. Not to mention they have a constant supply of food down here anyway. Up North it used to be my job to demouse the lawn .tractor which lived in the shed. we lived in the woods and those cute little deer mice were everywhere. Poor Ray would start the mower and out would come mom and dad mouse and leave the kids inside mower. He is not particularly fond of mice. If I were you I would give that dog an extra cookie. I have to admit your post made me laugh and brought back some memories
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We live around alot of paddock, so there are field mice everywhere. We struggle to keep the mice out sometimes. It's hard, and I absolutely hate mice. There so damn quick!
We have the birds upstairs not to keep the mice away from them.
Haven't seen any for a few months though, thank god, I hope this time there gone for good! Can't wait to move! Lol
Hope you are okay Wendy! And that little mouse didn't give you too much of a scare haha
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Re: A MOUSE...in the house....

Quote: Originally Posted by weco View Post
Wendy, if you work cheap enough, I've got a neighbor that might be interested in a night watch person.....now, what were those sounds again, so I can explain to her ? ? ?


You're a RIOT, weco. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I don't think I could make those sounds again, even if I tried.
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