Found a baby mouse! Help! Now with PICS!!!

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  1. muscovy94

    muscovy94 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just found a baby field mouse. His eyes are closed and he has little peach fuzz as fur. I cut the big pasture I found him in this morning and I'm scared I might have killed some or even his mother. What do I do? do I put him back? How can I feed him?
     
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  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:If his eyes are closed and has peach fuzz Im not sure what you can do as he is still nursing from his mother still--look up baby mouse on the search section as I recall someone had the same situation and was successfull rearing it:)
     
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    It needs to be kept warm, I'd keep it on a heating pad on top of towels...on the lowest setting. Mouse litters usually have anywhere from 5-10. The ones with fewer than 5, in my experience at the lab, rarely make it.

    I'd look online for a formula thing. You should be able to look at it's tummy and see if there is any milk in there. It will be white compared to the rest of the pink around it.

    http://mouseranch.com/FYI/orphans.shtml


    Specific info regarding hand rearing:
    http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/orphanedmice.cfm
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Give it to the cat or dog for a snack.
     
  5. BYC_In_Long_Beach

    BYC_In_Long_Beach Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:X2!
     
  6. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Quote:X2!

    X3 those things are a nuisance!!
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Give it to the chickens!
     
  8. KBChicks

    KBChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would personally dispose of it....

    But...

    if you'd like to keep it, they have "baby" formula at PetSmart along with tiny nipples to feed it...

    I found an abandoned baby bunny not long ago and did the same thing
     
  9. Plucky Pullet

    Plucky Pullet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this age that thing is going to be very touch and go IF it make it past the next 24 hours. I would imagine that you could dropper feed it puppy replacement milk. I know when baby wild rabbits and pinkie squirrels are brought into the clinic this is what we recommend if people wish to have a go at raising them.

    Don't get your hope up too high the chances this little thing surviving is slim.

    Good Luck none the less!
     
  10. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep it warm, and what I did when I had one tiny like that, I couldn't feed it w/ a dropper, kept getting it up it's nose. So I'd squirt alittle milk in the creases of my hand and he'd suck it out. His name was Barney.
     

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