IMPORTANT! Mouse baby died what now?
'I`ve had a pet mouse for about half a year and i decided to add another mouse a few days ago and this mouse happened to be pregnant. She had her babies last night while i was asleep so i dont know how many babies she had total. Today when i got home i lifted up the roof to count the babies and i counted 5. After a while when i looked at the cage from farther away and say a little pinky when i looked closer i saw it was one ow the babies. i wasnt sure if it was alive so i waited until the mom saw it. she did and started eating it. She didnt eat all of it yet and i dont know what to do now nor do i know if it is one of the five i counted or one that died earlier (when it was born). I dont want to keep peeking in the nest because then the mom wont take care of her babies anymore. should i take out the dead one or leave it for the mom to eat as that is what they do in nature. And i dont know how it died. Could it be that the mouse that ive had longer killed it? when i counted them earlier both of them were sitting in the nest on the babies though so i thought they get along. What should i do now?'.
Last edited by PatyGnail; 01-03-2011 at 08:13 PM.