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Old 27-06-2009, 10:29 PM
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u can just put them in the freezer and they will just go to sleep, i've had to do that with a few deformed chicks but i wouldnt kill any animal if there is really no need they need a couple of hours to make sure they r deffinatly dead, but check on the humain ways first otherwise u will end up spending loads having them put to sleep at the vets
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Old 27-06-2009, 10:36 PM
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u can just put them in the freezer and they will just go to sleep, i've had to do that with a few deformed chicks but i wouldnt kill any animal if there is really no need they need a couple of hours to make sure they r deffinatly dead, but check on the humain ways first otherwise u will end up spending loads having them put to sleep at the vets
no you cant..
unless they are pinkies, they will die a horrible death.
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I'll probably get strung up by the " small and furry brigade" for this but sure........

Quite simple actually.

Place Rodent belly down on hard flat surface. Place rod on back of neck. Push rod down and slightly foward till you feel the neck break. Thats pretty much it, instant lights out, I've been breeding feeders for quite a while and tried various methods before settling on this one. If I'm honest its not one of the nicest thing for me to do, but from what I've observed one of the quickest and most painless ways for them to go.
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no you cant..
unless they are pinkies, they will die a horrible death.
Agreed 100%, slowly freezing to death doesn't sound like a particulaly appealing way to die.
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I buy gas from aquarium stores, I personally don't like to break the bones. One because it goes through me and two I don't really want to run the risk of loose bones floating round the body
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I'll probably get strung up by the " small and furry brigade" for this but sure........

Quite simple actually.

Place Rodent belly down on hard flat surface. Place rod on back of neck. Push rod down and slightly foward till you feel the neck break. Thats pretty much it, instant lights out, I've been breeding feeders for quite a while and tried various methods before settling on this one. If I'm honest its not one of the nicest thing for me to do, but from what I've observed one of the quickest and most painless ways for them to go.
that sounds like a good method.

what do you mean by rod?
can you use a pencil ?
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Pencils tend to break........ Pens would probably work well with mousie sized. I use a pen for small rats and a bit of an old curtain rail for the larger adults.
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hm ok i will try that method.

however is it illegal??? would u be done for animal abuse lol ?
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Nope, its actually an accepted method of euthanasia. Have a google of "cervical dislocation" thats the fancy name for the practice.
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Have to say I couldn't kill mice myself especially by the freezing method as it is cruel to slowly freeze to death and I wouln't be able to hold on to its head and pull its tail either. I find it hard enough to buy the already frozen mice without feeling sorry for them but being a snake lover does have its horrible side. If I ever had to kill a rodent think the rod method would be best as anything else seems rather cruel
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