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Ye, today is feeding day (my first =/) and i got a mouse and put it into a glass of warm water, but how long should it stay there for? How do I know when its properly thawed?
 

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Just take it out and squeeze it gently in your fingers... you shouldn't be able to feel any coldness anywhere on it, specially round the heart area.

I reckon it takes 10-15 mins for a pinky/fuzzy, and maybe 30-60 mins for larger mice.
 

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LOL!!! People replying wont make it thaw any quicker!
 

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ummm ye, sqeeze chest ... yuck but I will cos i luv hannibal too much:flrt: Thx anyway
 

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Instead of using warm water, use boiling water? kills any bacteria on it and defrosts in 10 mins for a medium sized rat:)
 

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Instead of using warm water, use boiling water? kills any bacteria on it and defrosts in 10 mins for a medium sized rat:)
Nah cos itll cook the rat/mouse and apparently reptiles have got problems with digesting cooked stuff...
 

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Also if you put a mouse in boiling water they have been known to explode, due to the heat expanding the gasses in the gut of the mouse I am led to believe,.

If the thought of squeezing a dead mouse puts you off (BTW once you have done it a couple of times it wont bother you :D ) scooping out a dead mouse with its guts everywhere will turn your stomach :mf_dribble:
 

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I tend to take mine out of the freezer in the morning, put them in a freezer bag, and let them defrost naturally so that when I'm ready to feed they are defrosted. If I want to serve them warm I just put defrosted mouse/rat in the bag in a jug of warm water. Works for me.
 

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Btw, my mom started to cook some ugly veggie soup when i was dipping it in warm water nd for quite some time I thought it was the mouse:blush:
 
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