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Bonding Do guinea pigs and mice get along?

Jazlyn

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Hey!
Recently there has been a little black mouse in our house..he's able to get into our guinea pig cage somehow and I was wondering will my piggies fight with it?
I would never use a mouse trap to kill him so I don't know what to do with it.
And I also wouldn't want to touch it or anything just incase it carries disease.

Anyone have any tips for me?
Thanks.
 
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I wouldn't recommend it at all. Who knows what sorts of diseases the mouse could bring in from outside. Additionally it is a known fact that in most cases animals of different species do not get a long well.

Assuming you have a C&C cage, could you attach some fine mesh to the grids? Perhaps make a top and add the mesh to that too? It might not look great but it should stop the mouse getting through if the mesh is fine enough.

Alternatively there are some humane mouse traps that I would suggest looking into.
 
Maybe you could move your cage?
 
They sell humane mouse traps that catch the animal alive so you can relocate them outside, away from your home. That's what I do when mice move in.
 
I had a mouse for 6 weeks in my house. It peed and pooped all over my daughters room every day. I was really concerned with disease and cleaned and lysoled every day.
I tried the live traps, the sticky traps, the ones that you plug in to chase the mouse off, all with no results. I know that we have many animal lovers on here that would be appalled by this, but I finally got out the poison packs. I tried everything for 6 weeks. I was too concerned about the health of my family and my animals.
 
Sometimes we need to resort to the dastardly deed (killing). I found the Rat Zapper and have settled on it. It is battery powered, electrocutes with swiftness, does not maim or mutilate, so no blood and guts or smashed heads from traps, and the creature does not suffer. It also does not leave a poisoned carcass for another creature to eat and possibly die as well. You also do not have to touch the dead animal. I hate to do it, but they can be so invasive and resistant to our efforts to discourage them, that harsh methods are sometimes necessary, but they are always my last choice.
 
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