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im going to try to feed my 3-4in reds a mouse.......i hope they eat it. i fed them frozen pinkies before. should i try a frozen mouse first?
 

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If you are really really really committed to feeding them a mouse first, throw it in the freezer for a while to kill it to be a little more humane. I would make sure you are committed to this as the mouse is gonna make a nice mess of your tank and possible make a huge mess to clean up. If I were you I would just stear clear of the mouse.....its cool and all but there is much better food for your p's.
 

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Xenon said:
If you are really really really committed to feeding them a mouse first, throw it in the freezer for a while to kill it to be a little more humane. I would make sure you are committed to this as the mouse is gonna make a nice mess of your tank and possible make a huge mess to clean up. If I were you I would just stear clear of the mouse.....its cool and all but there is much better food for your p's.
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so if feeding; the freezer method helps alot... and make sure since its the first time they are fasted for a while to encourage investigation and avoid ignorance
 

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I too would like to attempt this soon.. but what do you guys mean freeze it in the fridge to be a lil more humane??
Does that mean I put a live mouse in the freezer and wait for it to get all frozen up???
 

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I too would like to attempt this soon.. but what do you guys mean freeze it in the fridge to be a lil more humane??
Does that mean I put a live mouse in the freezer and wait for it to get all frozen up???
hahaha..i was think the same thing...freeze to death..what a sucky way to go..put it in a bag and bang him against the floor..quick and painless
 

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thePACK said:
RhomZilla said:
I too would like to attempt this soon.. but what do you guys mean freeze it in the fridge to be a lil more humane??
Does that mean I put a live mouse in the freezer and wait for it to get all frozen up???
hahaha..i was think the same thing...freeze to death..what a sucky way to go..put it in a bag and bang him against the floor..quick and painless
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"put it in a bag and slam him against the floor"
Or put it in plastic bag and hit it with your slippers.


I dont think thats being humane.. but then again, freezing it to death isn't either.


Honestly, what did you guys mean by that?!?!
 

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yes please do tell


as i was thinking of doing it also, i want to have some people over next week and i was seriously thinking "mouse" or possibly larger "feeder" but whats this about the freezing you got us a little puzzled why would they want to attack a frozen hair ball
 

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NIKE said:
i was thinking of doing it also, i want to have some people over next week and i was seriously thinking "mouse" or possibly larger "feeder" but whats this about the freezing you got us a little puzzled why would they want to attack a frozen hair ball
Freezing a mouse I dont understand, unless it was being sold already dead and frozen.. other than that, I really dont know any pet store or LFS that sells frozen mice.

The reason why Xenon and Snow adviced to feed a frozen mice, is so that the mess of all the gutts and blood wouldn't pollute your tank and would be easier to clean up after. Another reason is that, to some, its inhumane. Plus I forgot to mention how a frozen mice wont try and climb on to your heater, filter, electric cords..ect, to try and escape out of the tank.
 

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RhomZilla said:
Or put it in plastic bag and hit it with your slippers.
that would be a funny sight..hahaha..die damn it ..die...and they do sell frozen mice ..its called mice on ice...find them at petco...
 

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thePACK said:
RhomZilla said:
Or put it in plastic bag and hit it with your slippers.
that would be a funny sight..hahaha..die damn it ..die...and they do sell frozen mice ..its called mice on ice...find them at petco...
AHHH.. good info, Raf!!!
I knew freezing it yourself alive was totally off!!
 

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RhomZilla said:
thePACK said:
RhomZilla said:
Or put it in plastic bag and hit it with your slippers.
that would be a funny sight..hahaha..die damn it ..die...and they do sell frozen mice ..its called mice on ice...find them at petco...
AHHH.. good info, Raf!!!
I knew freezing it yourself alive was totally off!!
no problem...but i think mike meant to put the live mouse into freezer..to freeze it to death
 

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thePACK said:
RhomZilla said:
thePACK said:
RhomZilla said:
Or put it in plastic bag and hit it with your slippers.
that would be a funny sight..hahaha..die damn it ..die...and they do sell frozen mice ..its called mice on ice...find them at petco...
AHHH.. good info, Raf!!!
I knew freezing it yourself alive was totally off!!
no problem...but i think mike meant to put the live mouse into freezer..to freeze it to death
Hmm.. wonder hows that possible without the mice running all over or snacking on my frozen foods until he freezes to death?!?! Tie its feet together and hear him squeal to death???
 

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thanks for the info guys
have you tried pinkies if so how many could six rbp's take down
i tried a larger feeder way back and it made all the water oily, do pinkies make a lot of mess, the thing is we all have to go to a wedding gathering that evening so i won't have time for cleaning out a tank, so what would be the best sug?
 

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RhomZilla said:
Tie its feet together and hear him squeal to death???
its a ho-down...hahaha...ride them cowboy
 

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RhomZilla said:
"put it in a bag and slam him against the floor"
Seriously...highly recommended as eutanazia method...take a look at OPEFE´s!
 

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Mr. Hannibal said:
RhomZilla said:
"put it in a bag and slam him against the floor"
Seriously...highly recommended as eutanazia method...take a look at OPEFE´s!
Honestly, the statment I typed was an idea I've read from OPEFE. It was kinda ironic how the previous statements talked about being inhumane, but killing a mouse by "swift death" is considered a good method. Thats why I followed up with "hitting it with your slippers in a plastic bag", only to be sarcastic.
 

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im sorry guys, but a mouse is just a bit too much for me.
its one thing to throw a fish in -but a small furry creature-ah nah!
 

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im sorry guys, but a mouse is just a bit too much for me.
its one thing to throw a fish in -but a small furry creature-ah nah!
wuss!!!!! do u not eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches because u feel that peanut was crushed and tat was cruel? lmao j/k to each his own
 

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lastyboy said:
im sorry guys, but a mouse is just a bit too much for me.
its one thing to throw a fish in -but a small furry creature-ah nah!
I feel the same way, but it is really based on my lazyness to clean the tank after the carnage. Even with feeders, my Ps would kill them all and bite them in half, but never consume the whole thing. Leaves a big mess of oil and corpses that I have to search for and clean. Pellets are so much easier, especially floating ones.

But my question is, why would anyone want to feed your Ps frozen mice? Wouldn't a piece of beef be cleaner and easier? If I fed it mice, I want to see the carnage and struggle of a living fuzzy creature. JMHO.
 

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But my question is, why would anyone want to feed your Ps frozen mice? Wouldn't a piece of beef be cleaner and easier? If I fed it mice, I want to see the carnage and struggle of a living fuzzy creature. JMHO.
Yeah, totally kills the whole purpose. There were past threads about this same topic and arguments back then too.
 
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