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Old 09-05-2005, 04:17 PM
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Found a baby mouse HELP PLEASE!


ok so i found a baby field mouse in my basement. He has hair but hhis eyes are only half open. I dont know if hes sick or what. I gave him a cracker to eat but he didnt eat any and its been a whole day scince hes eaten that i know of. Should i be feeding him formula or something out of a dropper? Will the animal formula that they sell at Petsmart be ok? Please help ASAP! i need to feed this poor little guy!
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Old 09-05-2005, 05:47 PM
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aww poor baby! i hope he'll be ok!
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Try KMR formula with a dropper or a tiny bottle. I think its okay for them.
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Old 09-05-2005, 06:11 PM
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do i have to still stimulate it to go to the bathroom? If i dont it wont go on its own?
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Hi. Here in the UK we have something called 'Lactol' which is puppy/kitten replacement milk. This is great for baby mice and rats too - most big pet shops sell it, or something similar. You could also try EMP (bird food!) which is best mixed with a little warm water.

It might be worth trying to encourage it to 'go' as this is what mum would normally do with her tongue. I don't want this to sound horrible, but if you have other pets, I'd be wary. As your little one is from the wild he/she may have parasites or illnesses, so until you know either way, I'd keep him away from other pets, and be extra scrupulous with hygiene yourself. How are things going now?
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Rub it's little.. erm... parts... with your finger, and it will poop. If it has yellow poop then you will know that it is eating hard foods.

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I just got to this thread. The baby mouse will give a high pitched sound that the mother will hear and will come and get the baby , if she's able.


rodent Information
... Basic Care for Non-Orphans rats and Mice Orphan Rodents are VERY fragile and need immediate attention, Please contact Melissa @ 714-401-1216 or a ...

www.orphansonly.com/Rodentmain.htm Cached page

AFRMA - Caring for Orphans
... bit of soiled litter on the new babies. If you are unable to find a foster mom (you can put orphan mice on a nursing rat mom and vice versa; rats are excellent mothers and will nurse about anything ...

www.afrma.org/rminfo8.htm Cached page 9/26/2005
American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association
... Orphan Rats & Mice Standards with photos! Show/Display Dates Show Info Pages Special Drawings! AFRMA Breederís List Pet Registry Links Back Issues Book list Kidís Korner Shipping Info Contacts Page Membership ...

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Caring for Orphaned Baby Mice
... all and see what works best for you. Ann Vole's Comments: I have never raised orphan deer mice or white footed mice except where I had another nursing rodent on hand (rat ...

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