Field mice do bite, more like a pinch. They cannot kill you. Mice/rats are one of the cleanest, healthiest animals there are. Both domesticate and wild ones. Do not worry about rabies with mice/rats and basically rodents, their metabolism is so fast that if they did become infected with the rabies virus they would die in a matter of minutes/hours.
Field mice carry rabies as well as a host of other diseases and parasites. Its NOT safe to catch and keep a wild field mouse for a pet. Do odd jobs for neighbors to get the money to but a mouse from the pet store. They are bred and raised in a controlled environment and are safe to keep as a pet. My son wanted some spending money and put notes in all the neighbor's mail boxes that he was looking for odd jobs... He's had several neighbors call with jobs for him to do. And one has had him back several times for more jobs.
I've had mice too small to really bite and I'm not afraid of rodents so I catch them and let them go in the field. I raised fancy mice (23!) and they were great pets. They only cost a few dollars at the pet store. I would suggest, however, that you put GIRLS together, boys fight. Also, try keeping them in a 10 gal aquarium with a good lid, try Walmart, they are cheap. That way they won't climb the cage. One more thing, when they are babies they have a jumping problem, like popcorn, while they get used to their hind legs. Little ones will "bounce" all over the place (out of your hand too!) until they get to be a month or two old.
I caught a field mouse just a couple of days ago. I wanted to keep it but I didnt touch it because it might have disease. I was bitten by it but it didn't break the skin. Will I be okay???
No, most 'field mices' won't carry diseases that would be harmful to humans, although you wouldn't be able to guarantee this, since its a wild animal, but there certainly not associated with the same level of disease as urban rats. There are different types of mice though... Of course it will bite, its a wild animal and you most likely will not be able to handle it at least for a long time. You should probably let it go.
I don't recommend it seeing as they carry many diseases but if you feel like you absolutley have to then keep it seperate from your other animals and keep it and your kids,pets ect...clean. Make them wash they're hands thoroughly after everytime they play with it.
They can....and it depends on what your definition of "field mouse" is, I suppose. There is the hanta virus, which is carried by primarily rodents....among the more common are the deer mouse and the white-footed mouse. I suspect most people don't know there are different varieties of mice or if they do, how to tell one mouse from another.
I got bit and it looks like a scratch?
Yes.Field mice can carry diseases.They can have fleas,mites,germs etc...on them,which spread diseases very rapidly.They catch these mites,fleas because they are wild.Wild mouse go anywhere they want and hence is dirty and carries more diseases than a pet mice.It's better to buy a mouse from a nearby pet shop and take it for a checkup to see have they got diseases or ill.
If you what 14 day nothing can happen to you if they do bit!
They can be dangerous in a way that they carry a lot of diseases.
I'm sure they will, since that is their only means of protection,and defense......good luck
No. The only rodent that can kill you is one with rabies even if tame.
We have adopted a orphan field mouse (baby) What are the chances of it having a disease?
I caught a baby field mice n my house is it ok if I keep him?
An we got a bunch n our shop
All wild rodents carry some kind of disease that can be dangerous to humans. However, if bred in captivity, field mice should not be infected with any virus unless they have been around the droppings or urine of a wild field mouse.
My cat brought in a little field mouse its fine and alive but I was wondering if I would be able to keep it and put it in the cage with my 2 pet mice? Would that be ok?
I rescued three baby abandoned mice at my grandparent's house. I really want to keep them (I even have them all named) but I'm really afraid they carry disease's. They nibble on my fingers and I'm typing with my left hand 'cause the little rascals are in my right hand and won't move. So I hope I can keep the little guys... Could I? My BF said I should let them go when they're bigger. Okay thx guys!
YES THEY CAN BITE and they, or the parasites they carry, (such as fleas, mites and worms) spread many diseases.