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 #100880


Bong
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 Killing

i was just wondering if you guys that breed ur own rodents kill them be4 u give them to ur herps and if so how



07/16/04  03:28am

 #110006


T-tle Dude
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  Message To: Bong   In reference to Message Id: 100880


 Killing

i heard of slammin a door on a mouse’s head...i have never done it though



07/29/04  09:24pm

 #120582


Poncho
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  Message To: Bong   In reference to Message Id: 100880


 Killing

I feed live rodents but there`s a fast clean way to kill them if you want to feed dead, just grab the rodent from the tail (as near as possible to the rodents body) with one hand and from the neck with the other, then just pull as fast and hard as you can till you hear a "clack". If you do it right the animal will not suffer and die instantly



08/15/04  02:46am

 #123976


Luis
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  Message To: Poncho   In reference to Message Id: 120582


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well the way i use to do it is get a large heavy spoon keep it losein you fingers and wack it 2 times in the head



08/19/04  08:41pm

 #124124


Bayou Beasts
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  Message To: Luis   In reference to Message Id: 123976


 Killing

I just grab them(mice) by the tail and trow them hard to the floor. With rats depending on size I grab the tail and swing them hard and I do mean hard into something harder or for the jumbos I use a tire iron and smack them hard at the base of the skull. All the methods mentioned will work I did find with smacking them sometimes they will bleed bad out of the nose and that makes a bit of a mess.



08/20/04  12:04am

 #136785


Reddevil95128
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  Message To: Bong   In reference to Message Id: 100880


 Killing

ew i dont think i could do all that to a mouse but i did find a way to kill mice fast ( though i didnt mean to )ok i was going to clean my mice and i put them all in a small plastic container and i shut the lid and i went to dump the critter keepers i had them in and i came back and ALL my mice where died( about 14 of them) and i was only gone a sec i fed my nile and put the rest in the frezer(sorry cant spell)



09/05/04  02:57pm

 #149549


00Penguin
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  Message To: Reddevil95128   In reference to Message Id: 136785


 Killing

geez! those ways are disgusting... Breaking a rats Neck! Slamming a door on its head! you guys have some issues... Anyway i have heard that you can buy Dry Ice and set the mice/rats in a container with it (this is a reptiles magazine article but i dont remember exactly how it was done) anyway the Co2 gas from the dry ice kills them. Its supposed to be painless, and seems less violent then beating a live rat with a spoon.



09/26/04  02:04pm

 #149647


BoaBabe448
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  Message To: 00Penguin   In reference to Message Id: 149549


 Killing

Yea, I am not sure I can physically, or mentally kill a rat like that....lol!



09/26/04  06:46pm

 #151218


Rikki
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  Message To: BoaBabe448   In reference to Message Id: 149647


 Killing

Out of all the suggestions named the cervical dislocation is the most humane if done right. If you don’t snap thier necks right they can suffer. I have experience and training in euthinizing rodents, and we do it by giving them CO2, couldn’t you use the fumes from the dry ice and have them breath it in,(if straight CO2 isn’t availavble). If you euthinize alot of mice/rats you might want to check into purchasing/renting a CO2 tank.



09/29/04  09:54am

 #151670


MaD mAtT
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  Message To: Rikki   In reference to Message Id: 151218


 Killing

ya get a cheap 10g tank
get a can-o-stater fluid(either)
spray it on somthin and cover um up
they fall a sleep
then of course ya wash um



09/29/04  09:17pm

 #154698


00Penguin
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  Message To: MaD   In reference to Message Id: 151670


 Killing

ya you do use the fumes thats what i meant but i am not sure how you could get the fumes without puting the animal in with piece of dry ice.



10/04/04  03:47pm

 #158452


DLRB
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  Message To: 00Penguin   In reference to Message Id: 154698


 Killing

I have a Bearded Dragon and I’m HAPPY that I dont have to KILL anything.
That is just GROSS!



10/10/04  02:38am

 #158505


Anifreak
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  Message To: Luis   In reference to Message Id: 123976


 Killing

YOu are so mean! That is one of the meanest things I have ever heard of! Please find a different method so they don’t have to suffer!



10/10/04  08:43am

 #158508


BoaBabe448
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  Message To: Anifreak   In reference to Message Id: 158505


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They don’t suffer!



10/10/04  09:17am

 #163203


Tegu_girl0
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  Message To: BoaBabe448   In reference to Message Id: 158508


 Killing

thats just so sickning!!! and mean



10/16/04  02:50pm

 #181874


CWD07
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  Message To: Tegu_girl0   In reference to Message Id: 163203


 Killing

actually breaking their neck is by far the best way, i couldnt just put them in a container put some dry ice in it and let them suffer, breaking there necks is the most humane thing to do, and if you dont want to do it, get your little brother to:)



11/15/04  05:59pm

 #201418


Tegu_girl0
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  Message To: CWD07   In reference to Message Id: 181874


 Killing

put the pore things in the freeser and levem for 6 hours



12/18/04  10:37pm

 #202134


Hummi
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  Message To: Tegu_girl0   In reference to Message Id: 201418


 Killing

putting them in the freezer makes them suffer more than breaking the neck. Freezing is a slow process. Neck breaking is instant.



12/20/04  01:16am

 #202617


Tegu_girl0
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  Message To: Hummi   In reference to Message Id: 202134


 Killing

yah but then you dont hyave to do it.

or you could just put a mouse trap in the cage wit pennut butter



12/20/04  09:53pm

 #217696


Saltydog88
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  Message To: Tegu_girl0   In reference to Message Id: 202617


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My friend puts them in a zip lock bag, after a while they become unconscious, but still alive. he feeds them alive, but unconscious.



01/09/05  11:24pm

 #217911


N2t
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  Message To: Saltydog88   In reference to Message Id: 217696


 Killing

Lets be honest folks..there is no right or wrong way...put them in a brown bag, and smack them against a wall, or co2, separate the spinal column, freeze them...they are a food source for our friends, in the end dead is dead. Personaly I buy pre-frozen, if I had to do them in, whatever was handiest at the moment. Large blunt object, bottom of shoe, I’ll get over it. I can’t say I’m to worried about how they die, considering that when they become pests in the house, poison and traps are used. One mouse or rat is cute, many are vermin, many in a small area are a food source, lol simple as that if it bothered me, I would take up gardening.



01/10/05  09:36am

 #279843


SnakesNmice
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  Message To: N2t   In reference to Message Id: 217911


 Killing

i dont kill my mice when i feed them to my ball python i just let it kill the mouse



03/19/05  02:07pm

 #284631


Cilliepogona
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  Message To: SnakesNmice   In reference to Message Id: 279843


 Killing

I used to have a ball python, about 42 inches long. He was eating medium rats, and one day when I put a live rat in he wouldn’t eat it, so I just left it, thinking that he would get it sooner or later. The next day my snake had a big chunk of flesh missing from near its tail, and you could see blood on the white rat’s muzzle
I’ve also seen snakes get bitten while constricting a mouse or rat. Since then, I feed f/t only to all my herps(colombian boa, speckled water monitor, savannah monitor, pixie frog)



03/23/05  10:59pm

 #295640


Japa2222
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  Message To: Cilliepogona   In reference to Message Id: 284631


 Killing

when you kill a mouse you should get angry at it or something that way you do feel sorry for it. Another way you could kill a mouse is to damp it with some water then shock it with like a huge capitor or something with enough voltage to kill it. then your snake still gets the pleasure of breaking the bones and such.



04/02/05  10:35pm

 #316623


Parson.cham.boy
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 Killing

Throwing it in the freezer seems the easiesT way to me.
What if you like put them in an air tight container does
its hurt ’em if theydie of lack of oxygen?



04/20/05  10:52am

 #317507


N2t
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yes sufocation hurts..and btw..snake don’t gain "pleasure from breaking bones’’..A a constrictor sufocates it’s prey, there is no bone breaking, and B snake take no pleasure form killing..they don’t work that way... Oh..and the shocking thing..disturbing..if may want to look at getting some prefessional help. Honestly just buy frozen thawed, live has no advantage, and that way you don’t have to kill it.



04/21/05  12:07am

 #341267


PACMAN
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  Message To: N2t   In reference to Message Id: 317507


 Killing

u guys r alll sick... you can freakin buy a can of dead mice. Im gettin nautious thinkin bout de way ur describing how to kill your furry pet mice..



05/13/05  07:16pm

 #341278


Adenosine
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  Message To: PACMAN   In reference to Message Id: 341267


 Killing

Interesting bump on an old thread.

I can tell you what way not to kill one: droping it into a snap trap. I had a small rodent problem at my old house, and one got caught by its tail so i decided to finish it off... but even after I dropped it onto the trap it was still living for another 10 minutes, so I had to take it out, reset the trap and do it again.



05/13/05  07:31pm

 #341497


N2t
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  Message To: Adenosine   In reference to Message Id: 341278


 Killing

Buying prekilled mice is not sick, it’s part of the hobby for snake keepers or breeding and freezing yourself. Electrocution..that may be a bit of a problem..I’ll agree there. Idk..you buy headless plucked dead chicken, or fish corpses, or slabs of cow and pig muscle, and eat deceaced ground up animal chunks on your pizza..how am I sick? I particularly enjoy a good rare slab of dead cow, but I don’t think the purchase of deceased animals as a food source is particularly in concert with mental abnormalities.



05/13/05  11:48pm

 #343476


Dragón_Dorado
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  Message To: N2t   In reference to Message Id: 341497


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Tegu girl, you don’t feed mice to your tegu(s)?
Tegus and monitors rip their prey to shreds.
I needed pinkies once, and the store was out of f/t, so we brought home 4 live pinks.
I had to put them in the freezer.
What a friend of mine noticed when she fed our frog a pink from our freezer is that it thaws better than buying them f/t, because they are frozen as long.
Feed it live or buy it dead, that’s my new motto.

-collin



05/15/05  10:21pm
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