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To dogs, chocolate is very dangerous, what is it to mice/rats (i.e something not made to kill them)

Asked by flo (13313points) October 11th, 2017

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Irukandji's avatar

Are you asking what is dangerous to mice/rats the way that chocolate is dangerous to dogs, or are you asking what chocolate does to mice/rats?

flo's avatar

What is dangerous to mice (something not made to harm/kill them) the way that chocolate is to dogs.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Bubble gum is dangerous to mice.

flo's avatar

Yeah but they are not liley to step on the bubble gum, I don’t think, and they no longer make them sticky like they use to. They get dry right?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

No to eat. It would clog their intestinal tracks. They feed to rodents to kill them.

flo's avatar

Oh, sorry. Would you post a link about it @RedDeerGuy1?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Sure I will look it up then get back to you. Edit I found a link below. Should work for mice too.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar cut and paste
Double Bubble Gum, a Deadly Groundhog Treat?
My next door neighbor flagged me down one day and excitedly told me about the groundhog solution that he had heard about on our local Plant Doctor Radio Show. Noel Falk, the “Plant Doctor” had recommended using “Double Bubble” brand bubble gum to eliminate groundhogs.
Supposedly groundhogs love this particular brand of bubble gum, but once they eat it, it gums up their insides and ultimately kills them. Well we tried this groundhog remedy and something did enjoy the gum leaving behind nothing but the wrappers, but I can’t confirm that it eliminated any of the neighborhood groundhogs.
I haven’t seen the two critters that frequented the area under the neighbors shed lately, but I’m not convinced that the Double Bubble is what did them in. If you’ve tried this solution and it worked for you be sure to let me know of your success.
Other possible methods to eliminate groundhogs include various devices to introduce smoke or gas into the animals burrow to destroy them that way. I’ve never tried any of these control methods and they do require direct access to the groundhogs tunnel. Don’t waste your time trying to flood the critters out with a water hose as I doubt that technique will be successful.

flo's avatar

Thank you @RedDeerGuy1.
Do you know anything that stays sticky for good or a very long time to use to clog entrances of mice?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@flo Maybe mac tac? Or a gluestrip?

flo's avatar

Sounds like a good idea @RedDeerGuy1

johnpowell's avatar

If you are looking to kill mice try some poison that is quick. But if this is just a mental exercise carry on.

flo's avatar


I don’t know if this is old but according to instructions on Wafer? or something, you have to put some of it every 5 minutes? for 10 days or something like that. I don’t get that.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@flo I don’t understand???

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

Soda, I believe they have no way of expelling gas and would explode from the carbonation.

Patty_Melt's avatar

Yes, baking soda sprinkled where they frequent gets on their feet. They lick it off.
Eventually they bloat up because they can’t release gas. The downside is, they can end up dead inside a wall, or other place difficult to get rid of them.

LDRSHIP's avatar

@Patty_Melt @omfgTALIjustIMDu Man that is brutal. When I was kid who had both mice and rats at one point as pets that is disturbing. Never knew!

@flo If you’re looking for alternative ways to kill them hopefully not this way!

flo's avatar

Thanks all, so interesting. I wouldn’t use the baking soda method though.

@RedDeerGuy1 That’s what I mean I don’t understand. I’m trying to find the instruction online for Warfarin. I’m getting error messages from 2 sites.
Refill the bowl or watever with Warfarin every 5 -10 minutes for 10 days or 15 days….?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

You shouldn’t need to refill, the Warfarin will eaten and one dose in rat poison should be enough.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My dogs have eaten chocolate. They’re still around.

omfgTALIjustIMDu's avatar

@LDRSHIP I definitely in no way condone doing this!!!!

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