shouldn't you of researched the animal then got it?
Haha, tone it down, you have NO clue who I am do you? I'll just put that dying little mouse back in the rain shall I until I know everything there is to know? LOL
I take in rescue rats...tons of them with health issues, I know rats inside and out. I want to research the same info on meeces...illnesses, symptoms, medications that can be used, recommended dosages, etc.
And here is the story...
I was walking to work in a torrential downpour, and for some reason looked over in front of a storefront. there was a little blob with legs, just standing there wobbling. I crouched down and realized it was a mouse but it was drenched and my guess is that it was flushed out of its nest.
For people not in the know, the City of Toronto is on strike and garbage collection hasn't happened in over 4 weeks now. They are predicting a population explosion of mice, rats and other animals since they have this newfound source of food. This was downtown and I knew if someone saw him they would just kill him. Soo I scooped him up, tucked him under my chin (no bites just soggy squirming every once in awhile), walked the 50 feet to my work. It was sooo cold and shivering I cupped my hands and had it sit there for warmth. Of course this mouse starts acting very un-wild and starts grooming IN my hands.
Poor little beggar had to stay in a box under my desk all day with a bottle cap of water, a t-shirt I had left at work, some stale cookie crumbs, a blueberry I pilfered, and a crust of my bagel later on.
He should've skittered for corners, hidden under the shirt, etc. Nope he sat on top of the shirt and dozed.
I am not sure he will make it so I made sure to take pics etc so he will be remembered.
I also talked to a friend of mine who knows mice.
he weighs 17 grams, I put down a quarter for comparison and he sat on it
Sexing pic...a boy, estimated at about 8 weeks.
Having a drink from his "pond"
He is now covered up in a corner with hides and baby cereal, teeny bits of blocks.
I am hoping he recovers and becomes a lot more wild...then I will release him in High Park on Sunday. If not, I have another rodent.
With a lot of reseach, conversations/IM's with former mice breeders, etc we determined he was domestic, from his nice yellow belly, his face and his demeanour...I was sure he was dying since he was acting unwild. What would be the luck that this little mouse who needed rescuing would be there as I walk by, the luck that I looked over and saw this tiny thing in the blinding rain, etc.
Today's pic confirm it, he is very happy to sit on my open hand, seems to enjoy his back being stroked but gets a very sour look on his face when you touch his head.
so tonight I got him into a bigger cage, more pimped out...
NOW can someone helpfully offer some links?