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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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hey all. crazy thing happened today, i was at work and all the sudden 3 little baby mice dropped from the rafters. 2 of them survived, one were not sure if shes gunna survive the night, the other we think will.
these 2 have fur and eyes are open and the one is very jumpy and like to climb and stuff. we bought some baby milk and have been giving them a bit of that, we also have food and water in their cage, what i want to know is is there anything more we can be doing? and do they even need the milk, if so, how often? how old are mice when they are weaned off their mother?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-13-2009, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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pics of them, not the greatest but the best we could get at this time
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 03:32 PM
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hey!
they're pretty big babies!
the only kind of milk you should be giving is goat's milk or a puppy milk replacement.
You should try to put a piece of bread wet with milk to see if they'll eat that, eventually try the dry bread alone. If they eat dry food, you can release them!
I rescue wild mice, http://kiwibonga.com/ecureuiland/?cat=17
the 2 criterias to release them: they eat dry food from the bowl we provide, and they have their full set of hair so they won't be too cold (it's already september, it's gonna get colder specially at night really fast!).
These mice seem to have a pretty good coat of hair, and if they eat solid food, please release them as soon as possible so they can make a home for themselves and understand where to get food before it gets cold!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 05:27 PM
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Are the eyes open? If so then they are probably okay to make it on their own. I agree with Dustette, don't keep them too long or they could get used to having food and they will never learn. Good Luck!


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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2009, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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hey, i know they look big in the pictures but theyre smaller then my thumb. theyve been taking a little bit of milk but not much, i have food in there for them but it doesnt look like theyve touched it at all
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Did you look at the link I put? that's how big they are when we release them.
This type of mouse stays pretty small, so babies once they have opened eyes, fur, and eat on their own, even if they look tiny, they're ok.
Are you giving the right milk? goat's or puppy replacement? Otherwise you will make them have diarrhea. Did you try to put bread soaked in the milk?
they are so tiny they don't eat much so it might look like they eat nothing. Take a bottle cap, put 1 or 2 little (And i mean tiny!) pieces of bread soaked in milk and watch carefully if pieces of it have been eaten.
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At that age you can give them regular mouse food with a small side of goat or any milk that is lactose free.


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