I found a baby mouse.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Fancy Feather Poultry, Aug 4, 2007.

  1. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    in the making of our run, we found a baby mouse as big as a inch what should we feed it?, it was by itself shivering when we found it.
     
  2. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious, but why would you want to keep it alive? We have problems with mice around here occasionly, and set out mouse traps and everything...
    I don't think it will have much of a chance, really. You could try and keep it warm, but I'm afraid it'll be pretty well pointless.[​IMG]
     
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Does it have fur yet? It may eat your chickens scratch or even crumbles if it is old enough. If it doesn't have fur it's to young for food and needs it's mother's milk.

    I think it's great that you want to help it! Some of my best pets were rodents. I think you are doing a great thing and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. A mouse is a living being too and has every right to live as any other animal does.

    If you want to, you can email me. I'll help you.
     
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  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Silkie at that size I'm sure it's still on the nipple. I have no idea what to feed a mouse that small. diluted can milk? eyedropper.
     
  5. FamilyOfChickens

    FamilyOfChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "I think it's great that you want to help it! Some of my best pets were rodents. I think you are doing a great thing and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. A mouse is a living being too and has every right to live as any other animal does."

    Just to clarify, I didn't mean to say it's not good that you want to help it. Just that I think it doesn't have much of a chance. JMO, but there's so many mice! [​IMG] I have nothing against domestic rats, mice, etc. I've just seen a few too many field mice scurrying under cabinets to like them very much anymore.
    Best of luck with it, either way.
     
  6. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    It has fir and its eye open and everything, I will try Giving it some chicken feed southern28 thanks for you understanding I had a pet rat and he was the sweetest thing ever he was just like a lap dog loved lots of petting I loved him he was tooken by my cats, so was my pet ferret I loved him to he was a chubby but he was affectionate [​IMG] I love all sorts of creatures I have had


    Rabbits, fish, turtle,bird,hamsters tuns of them, guinea pigs,ferrets,chickens,frogs, snakes,cats,dogs,rats. I think thats it!
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    If it has fur and open eyes I bet it's already started to nibble on hard food. To be sure though, I found that my baby hamsters, when I had Russian dwarf ones, would enjoy small pieces of whole wheat bred soaked in milk. They started doing that before their eyes opened but just after they got some fur. Good luck!
     
  8. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:If it has fur and looks like an adult mouse but smaller (as opposed to a naked baby) then it should survive off of regular food and doesn't need milk. Give it some water, bread, cracked corn and wheat, oatmeal or anything like that. If you're not planning on keeping it as a pet then only keep it a couple of days until it is healthy then release him out in the country. You don't want it to becoming dependent on someone feeding it every day and forget how to search for food.

    My favorite pet was a rat too. They make wonderful pets.
     
  9. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I will try that I just got out some wheat bread he will not eat it [​IMG] I am going try and get some pictures of him up wil take 5-10 minutes.
     
  10. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
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    Heres some pictures he would not eat the wheat [​IMG] I dont know what else something like him would eat! [​IMG] I dont want him to die!!!
     

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