Tips on finding a lost mouse!

Tips on finding a lost mouse!

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Esca

Adel, GA

#1 Nov 6, 2006
Help! My new pet mouse turned up missing when I came home, and I cant find her. Any ideas other than setting out food?
mindy

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Nov 6, 2006
Esca wrote:
Help! My new pet mouse turned up missing when I came home, and I cant find her. Any ideas other than setting out food?
Well my suggestion is to put the cage somewhere where you can wait and you might have to stay up along time at night,but they love mac-n-cheese,pasta and also snickers bars,rats and mice love candy and or cookies!!!they have a sweet tooth...: hope you find her,another idea is to get her a mate and put them in a cage they will come out for that!!!!hope this helps!!!
The King Pin

United States

#3 Nov 6, 2006
i would suggest buying a trap cage and stick a piece of cheese in there. it works like a charm. Chances are she has made a burrow somewhere and probably only comes out at night. u should probably buy a new cage too or find out how she escaped

hope this helps!
Nikki

Old Lyme, CT

#4 Jul 16, 2007
Put a bucket with smooth sides on the ground. Put some food in it. Now put a ramp going up to the bucket. The mouse will go up the ramp, fall into the bucket, and it won't be able to get back up.
Cam

Westminster, CO

#5 Jun 17, 2008
If your mouse is still in your room, then wash the cage and set it up on the ground with a tube, connector piece sticking out of the side, or a ramp leading to the entrance. The put some fresh cut fruit (I.e. Grapes, apples, or oranges) inside the cage. Hamsters Gerbils and Mice love fruit. And if your mouse likes something (mine liked running in her wheel) put a grape half (or whichever fruit you used) in the wheel or whatever your mouse likes. Works like a charm.
emily

Humble, TX

#6 Jul 1, 2008
i just got 2new mice gus-gus and romeo.
this is my second day with them.
when i woke up this morning at 9:00 i looked in there cage and gus-gus was still in there but romeo was gone!
ive been looking for him since 9:00 and its now 1:00!
now i have gus-gus in his ball running around the house helping me and my friend look for him!
now if you could please leave suggestions on how to help us find romeo that would be awsome!
and by the way if my dad gets home and hes nawt in his cage..........im screwed!
i'll be the one in a cage!
(jk)
helpp mee!!!!
Mrfroogle

Brisbane, Australia

#7 Jul 30, 2008
If you have some kind of mini house in the cage that your mouse/mice sleep in put that out for the night and watch it. might have to wait a while but most of the time it works for mine!
Tiff Taff

Blacksburg, VA

#8 Aug 26, 2008
omg! My mouse whiskers has been lost for about three days now! i love her so much...I wouldnt be able to live if she died of starvation. And i have laid out food EVERYWHERE in my apartment. But none has been touched...And i know that she still has to be alive cause mice stink REALLY bad already..even after a bath,in a few days they stink like crazy!! lol. So if whiskers died...we'd know.:'( I miss my little whiskers...We cleared out our closet, looked EVERYWHERE. I mean in Every closet,under everything we could find,EVERYTHING!! And no food has been touched...and i just dont know what to do...My whiskers is gone...And theres nothing i can do.:( I dont know anymore...Please help me. Please.
Natalie

AOL

#9 Sep 7, 2008
Well my mouse is lost to! And hesa in the fire place!! So I fot a flashlight and a tube and i cant get him! so ur suggestions from others help! so hi
Catie

Canada

#10 Sep 13, 2008
Help me! we just got a pet mouse yesturday and hes's already missing we held him fora minute an he ran away. we have a junk room and he's in there some where anypne have an idea on how we can find him?
catie
please help!:(:(:(:(:
Karin

Lafayette, IN

#11 Sep 21, 2008
wah! Everyone has lost their mouse! I'm trying the bucket thing now. I lost my cute mouse Caramell bc I forgot to close her cage door when I put her in! I'm so stupid! >_< I'm sooooooo sad!
tom

UK

#12 Nov 8, 2008
my mouse is lost none of these tricks work
tom

UK

#13 Nov 8, 2008
:(
tom

UK

#14 Nov 8, 2008
what if your mouse is in a room that is too messy?
someone

Golden, CO

#15 Nov 28, 2008
Esca wrote:
Help! My new pet mouse turned up missing when I came home, and I cant find her. Any ideas other than setting out food?
Set out something they would like to hide in. My mice love a comfortable shoe! Another time when they got lost I found all 5 of them in the food bag. You might also want to look in places where you see mouse droppings.
tomboy

Golden, CO

#16 Nov 28, 2008
tom wrote:
what if your mouse is in a room that is too messy?
im having trouble with that too
tomboy

Golden, CO

#17 Nov 28, 2008
tom wrote:
what if your mouse is in a room that is too messy?
how did you lose your mouse?
lisa

Golden, CO

#18 Nov 28, 2008
my mice can slip through the bars, Opal can jump at least 2-3 feet in the air, and all the others can still jump and LOVE climbing!!!! Ive tried everything to get them back! Any ideas?
gfchgv

Golden, CO

#19 Nov 28, 2008
Tiff Taff wrote:
omg! My mouse whiskers has been lost for about three days now! i love her so much...I wouldnt be able to live if she died of starvation. And i have laid out food EVERYWHERE in my apartment. But none has been touched...And i know that she still has to be alive cause mice stink REALLY bad already..even after a bath,in a few days they stink like crazy!! lol. So if whiskers died...we'd know.:'( I miss my little whiskers...We cleared out our closet, looked EVERYWHERE. I mean in Every closet,under everything we could find,EVERYTHING!! And no food has been touched...and i just dont know what to do...My whiskers is gone...And theres nothing i can do.:( I dont know anymore...Please help me. Please.
it might have gotten outside. you should keep the door closed.
diskpanic

United States

#20 Dec 18, 2008
Here is a trap that worked like a charm for me when my mouse went missing. Here is what you need.

* 1x small cracker with fresh peanut butter (as bait)
* 1x cardboard paper towel roll center (without the paper towels)
* 1x large empty trash can (about 3 feet high)

Directions:
(1) Place the trash can near a table that is at least as tall as the trash can.
(2) Place the cracker with the peanut butter on it at the end of the cardboard paper towel roll.
(3) Carefully balance the paper towel roll at the edge of the desk, so that the baited end is over the trash can.

Leave the trap up overnight. The next day, you should have one very alive mouse in your trash can. Get him (or her) back in his (or her) mouse house as soon as possible.

Cheers!

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