Can you keep a mole as a pet?

How do you keep a baby mole alive?

Prepare a hot water bottle filled with water at about body temperature. Test with the thermometer to ensure it is not too hot. Put the bottle in a box, cover it with a towel and put the mole on top. Phone animal services, a local conservation charity or an animal sanctuary.

Do baby moles carry diseases?

In addition to creating unsightly holes, moles can pose health risks. In rare cases, the pests can transmit diseases that affect humans, like rabies. However, the insect parasites that they carry are greater causes for concern.

Do moles play dead?

Do ground moles play dead? Moles are not entirely solitary creatures. Moles will fight to the death to defend their territory, but they often do not live alone.

How long does a mole live?

Are moles smart?

Moles are extremely intelligent and sensitive creatures. They have hardly any vision but they have an extremely sharp sense of smell. This allows them to locate their food in underground tunnels (that is why they don’t need good vision).

What do I do if I find a mole?

You should always be suspicious of a new mole. If you do notice a new mole, see your dermatologist as soon as possible. They will examine the mole and take a skin biopsy (if appropriate). If it’s skin cancer, a biopsy can show how deeply it has penetrated the skin.

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