For many of us mice owners, They aren’t just rodents we stick in cages. These are family members who we love dearly, and the thought of their death is enough to send us into a tailspin. While it’s hard to lose a pet mouse, there are respectful ways to dispose of them once they’ve passed away to show how much we truly care for our furry little friends.
Death sucks, But it can be made beautiful again
First, Our condolences. It sucks to lose a pet of any kind, But a pet mouse is especially hard to lose because they’re so small and fragile. They’re also unique creatures that bond with their owners in a special way.
We want to say we understand how you are feeling right now.
With that said, While death sucks the big one, We can turn tragedy into beauty that will last and always bring a happy memory to mind.
That’s why we want to help you figure out what to do with your dead pet mouse so that they can be at peace and you can move on knowing that you honored their memory in the most respectful way possible.
Best ways you can dispose of your beloved pet mouse the right way
Burying your mouse under a Perennial that blooms every year
Burying your mouse in a garden or plant is always a beautiful way to memorialize them. Mice love the outdoors, so this is a great way to let them return to nature.
If you have a spot in your yard that’s special to you and your mouse, You can bury them there and plant a perennial over their grave. Perennials are plants that come back every year, So you’ll always have a living reminder of your beloved pet.
Some good perennials to plant over a mouse grave are:
Or any other flower that brings you happiness when you see it.
Placing her under a tree
The same thing as previous but with a tree, A living reminder in your yard of the life you shared together.
It can be fun to even place a brand new tree sapling in the ground with your dead pet mouse. That way, As the tree grows, So will your memories of your furry little friend.
Build a coffin and bury her with all her favorite things
This is more for those of you who want to go above and beyond for your dead pet mouse. You can build a coffin (or even buy one).
Add all his favorite toys, Some food, A water bowl, And anything else that would make him happy.
Then bury your mouse in their coffin with all their favorite things. This is a great way to give them a send-off that’s fit for a king or queen.
Pro tip: Make the coffin biodegradable so the mouse can return to nature and help fertilize and bring new life into the world.
Avoid things like styrofoam and plastics as they’ll just pollute the earth.
There is no reason for 1 sad death to bring more death with it!
Buy or make a custom engraved tombstone
Creating a gravestone has two main purposes. It marks the place of burial and can act as a reminder of those happy days’ past memories, And two, The act of creating it can be therapeutic.
Tombstones don’t have to be expensive, You can make one out of cardboard, Or even a simple rock with your pet’s name engraved on it.
If you want to go the extra mile, You can buy or make a custom engraved tombstone that will last for years and engrave it yourself or have it done professionally. Some even come with little photos of your pet.
This is a great way to always remember your beloved pet and the happy moments you shared together.
Proper disposal of dead wild mice
Not all mice you intend on burying are pets, and sometimes you may find a wild mouse has died inside your home.
The best way to dispose of a wild mouse according to Sekdaddlewildlife is to:
Wearing gloves, Scoop up the dead mouse with a dustpan and brush and place it in a plastic bag.
Tightly seal the bag and add that bag into another bag also tightly sealed.
Throw it into the regular trash and sanitize your hands and the area the mouse was found in.
Avoid squeezing the bag as this may cause dangerous particles to fly out with the air.
How to handle a dead mouse properly wild or pet
Never touch a dead mouse with your bare hands as they may be carrying diseases that are harmful to humans.
Wash your hands thoroughly after coming into contact with a dead mouse, even if you were wearing gloves.
Disinfect any areas the dead mouse came into contact with.
This is all especially true for wild mice. Pet mice are significantly cleaner than wild mice, But the same precautions should be used.