Vegan Mouse Traps

We’re all vegans here, right? Well, I don’t think it’s always about the food, frankly. For the last 4 hours I have been shuttling mice out of my house. Yes, shuttling. I thought I had one mouse trapped in my bathroom. I have 2 cats, and one is a real hunter. I am always trying to save mice from her evil clutches.
tiptrap.jpg Sometimes she catches them and they get away from her and one ended up in the bathroom, trapped. I knew he was in there at first because of the cat stakeout outside the door and then there were other “signs”, ugh. But he (actually it must have been a she mouse) had some good places to hide where the pipes went into the wall and I could not get to her. (this is actually a very long and involved story, I thought the mouse was gone for a couple of weeks and then I found signs again) So I needed some way to get her out and get my bathroom back.
I found the Tip Trap humane mousetrap by searching on Google. As a bonus I found a cool ecommerce website where I purchased it. Make a visit and see what I mean (especially if you have a mouse in your house) — http://www.greenfeet.com/tip-trap-mouse-trap.html
I found some great humane products, and some of the most heartwarming testimonials about another live-capture mousetrap that I did not purchase on this site — http://www.abundantearth.com/store/mousetrap1.html
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These people make that trap pictured above, really cute concept. Take a look — http://www.seabrightlabs.com/mouse.htm
So I ordered a Tip Trap mousetrap from Greenfeet.com, gave my mouse a capful of water everyday, and waited for my Tip Trap to arrive in the mail. (they don’t sell humane traps of any kind out in the country where I am) I had given her some cat food and water when I first realized she was in there, but after I ordered the Tip Trap I decided to let her get hungry, I thought she was stashing the cat food as well. How much can a little mouse eat?
Well, it turns out it was about 8-9 mice. I really don’t know how many. Just that I have been shuttling them out of the bathroom and outside the house all night since I got home from an Andru Bemis concert (local musician friend of mine). I get one out, put the Tip Trap back, sit down at my desk and a few minutes later I hear the clunk of the Tip Trap go over, run in, take the mouse outside, put the Tip Trap back… on and on.
It’s been quiet for over an hour or so now… maybe I got them all.
The Tip Trap is a nice little device, but the clever little buggers were messing with me and either got out of it, or tipped it over without going in a couple of times. That was creepy.
But it worked for like 9 mice. (not sure, felt like 9 or more) Highly recommended by me and it’s only $2.25 at Greenfeet.com. Such a deal!

3 thoughts on “Vegan Mouse Traps

  1. gelatin is a great idea, but it is rarely vegan.
    it can be made from seaweed, though.
    gelatin is basically just glue. usually its animal protein boiled down to its most basic elements.

  2. Hi- all
    It’s been difficult for me to find people in my area who are vegan free. If you live in my area or would like to email me about saving animals or vegan ideas. please write me. I like to be around people who share my beliefs. I would love to have a vegan party with a large group.
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    Veronica Bend Oregon

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