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    Prekilled by my cat?

    Hi Everyone!

    My indoor cat got into my garage and killed a mouse. Found it by the door waiting for me!! )

    My question...

    Have any of you fed a mouse that your cat killed, OR you caught in a trap, and fed it to your snakes??

    Would that be a bad thing to do?
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    Re: Prekilled by my cat?

    I wouldn't suggest it. Big risk of parasites, and who knows what else.

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    wild rodents can be filled with parasites or other bugs, have been eating/surviving off of gosh-knows-what and could have been living in terrible conditions and can be just filthy. do not feed all of that to your snake.

    it's a bad idea 8 ways to sunday.
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    My indoor cat catches a mouse in the house here and there. They go right outside for a neighborhood animal.

    Too many parasites and too much risk. Simply not worth it to save a buck or two.
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    Re: Prekilled by my cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wharf Rat View Post
    I wouldn't suggest it. Big risk of parasites, and who knows what else.

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    Definitely not taking the chance it!!



    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    wild rodents can be filled with parasites or other bugs, have been eating/surviving off of gosh-knows-what and could have been living in terrible conditions and can be just filthy. do not feed all of that to your snake.

    it's a bad idea 8 ways to sunday.
    Yeah, it is definitely gross!!
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    Re: Prekilled by my cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by craigafrechette View Post
    My indoor cat catches a mouse in the house here and there. They go right outside for a neighborhood animal.

    Too many parasites and too much risk. Simply not worth it to save a buck or two.
    Gotcha. My cat is an indoor cat and so it was surprising to find her in the garage ( I have no idea how she managed to get in there!!) and even bigger surprise to find her dead mouse!
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    Re: Prekilled by my cat?

    The mouse may have also been poisoned and that's why your cat was able to catch it,I really wouldn't risk it

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    Not only do I agree with others that wild rodents aren't safe to feed, but consider how germ-filled your cats teeth & toenails are*...all that might have been
    injected into the mouse too. Bleah...no way! Toss it where you'll "make" some buzzard's day. (*that's why when cats fight each other their wounds always
    get so infected)
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    Some parasites can be killed by freezing the prey for a month or so... but then again, most bacteria and protozoa will survive just fine... so probably not a good idea.

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    Re: Prekilled by my cat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Not only do I agree with others that wild rodents aren't safe to feed, but consider how germ-filled your cats teeth & toenails are*...all that might have been
    injected into the mouse too. Bleah...no way! Toss it where you'll "make" some buzzard's day. (*that's why when cats fight each other their wounds always
    get so infected)
    My cat didn't eat it, thankfully. This was an accident kill because he wasn't even supposed to be in the garage since he's an indoor cat only.
    -Annie and the snakes

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