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Old 10-09-2011, 10:56 PM   #16
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Did you guys know that mice were cannibalistic? That's pretty disgusting and that's what happened to the traps I trashed. YUCK !!!

When I had was a kid I had hamsters. They mated, had babies and the mother ate her young.

Thinking about that still gives me the heebie geebies.

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Old 10-09-2011, 10:58 PM   #17
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:31 PM   #18
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No kidding. My mother got rid of 'em and I haven't had a hamster since. Nor will I ever again.
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Not to be morbid but,you sure it was the mother? The father will do such things but the mother is atypical
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Mice have large litters and breed fast (another six or so per female every two weeks). You need to be concerned about damage to the crop.

My sister was breeding her (female) dog (a small dog, a toy fox terrier). She is a veterinarian so she meticulously got everything done right, down to the birthing. Then she turned her back for a moment and returned to see that the mother had bitten all of the expensively sired American Kennel Club certified pure bred pups and was starting to eat them.
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yuck, again!!!
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:50 PM   #22
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Not to be morbid but,you sure it was the mother? The father will do such things but the mother is atypical

The male was removed from the cage for the birth.
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The male was removed from the cage for the birth.

Oh well, live and learn.

Now the dog thing, that certainly is NOT normal
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Mice have large litters and breed fast (another six or so per female every two weeks). You need to be concerned about damage to the crop.

My sister was breeding her (female) dog (a small dog, a toy fox terrier). She is a veterinarian so she meticulously got everything done right, down to the birthing. Then she turned her back for a moment and returned to see that the mother had bitten all of the expensively sired American Kennel Club certified pure bred pups and was starting to eat them.

Thanks, I have two female dogs that I USED to love dearly.
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Bud, did you try using one of the 5 gallon bucket mouse traps?
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Nope. I'm using the little snap-traps with the phony cheese tripper. I need to run-my-traps again, I think I heard a couple snap earlier today.
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The cat is earning his keep now!
Cat 4
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Total 65!

Now we're gettin' somewhere.
A few months ago, I was talking to my daughter about taking our youngest cat (12 yrs. old) to the Humane Society because of certain disgusting things he was doing. I talked about it out loud (while the cats were in the house) and could hear me. Not intentionally.

I didn't think anything of it until one day I was out on the deck and our oldest cat (14 years old) was sitting by the door, eating a mole or mouse - couldn't tell which as only the tail and back legs were sticking out of his mouth. I saw him eat 2 more in the weeks following.

I about died laughing. I haven't seen him catch ANYTHING in years. He weighs 22 lbs. and doesn't move all that fast anymore. I couldn't help but think that he understood what I was talking about when I said I was taking the other cat to the HS. I wondered if he brought the little rodent up on the deck to show me that he's earning his keep and that I shouldn't send him away too.

The younger cat (knock on wood) stopped doing what he was doing, so he is back in my good graces, here at home.

As far as the hamster eating her young, I just read an article about that. It said that the mother won't eat her young until they're older. It said adult hamsters can't live together because they will eat each other. I don't know how true it is.

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