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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-24-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Orphaned mice

I have officially gone nuts. I saved a huge nest of baby mice late last night. Their mother was dead in there with them. There are a lot of them and it is a lot of work. I am feeding them with a medicine dropper thing and I will be searching for a foster mom for them in the meantime. Their eyes are still closed and they have a tiny bit of hair growing in. Pic time!!

















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They are so cute.. I love mice so much!!! Unfortunately, so do my cats.. If you know what I mean. LOL

Good luck raising them! Keep us updated with pics!!!

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I am searching for a wildlife rehab or a foster mama mouse right now. Wish me luck!

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Hmm... I don't think a foster mama would work D: Rodents are known to eat their own babies, so I highly doubt they would refrain from eating someone ELSE'S babies. You could try, but I'd think the odds aren't very high ): Sorry. Still, I'll wish you good luck. There are always cases where they can pull through, despite the odds.

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Hmm... I don't think a foster mama would work D: Rodents are known to eat their own babies, so I highly doubt they would refrain from eating someone ELSE'S babies. You could try, but I'd think the odds aren't very high ): Sorry. Still, I'll wish you good luck. There are always cases where they can pull through, despite the odds.
Well, while doing research I read that people can try it so I thought it might be worth a try but I do agree with you. I just need to find someone to help out with them because I have never dealt with anything like this before and there are 12 of them!!!

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I saved baby mice that to and my parents though I was crazy all the mice lived and I released them back into the wild.=)I see them some times they come and beg for food.
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I did that to and my parents though I was crazy all the mice lived and I released them back into the wild.=)I see them some times they come and beg for food.
Did they still have their eyes closed when you found them? How many did you find? What did you feed them? Sorry about all the questions but I am just new to this kind of thing. They have been eating soy milk for now since it is what I found on many sites while researching. I need to get to a store or vet and get puppy formula or something like that. Some of them are eating very well and others not as well but they eat a little. They are so cute. some seem a lot smaller than others also.

Oh and I found a wildlife rehab place not too far maybe about 45 minutes to an hour away from where I live. I am going to contact them today. There was another one but they ONLY care for cayotes and bears.

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There eyes where closed and I feed them warm whole milk with sugar.
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I found 6.Since your new to this don't get to upset if a couple of em die.I used to breed mice I had alot of em and a mother rejected the babies but I saved them there where 4 but only 2 lived and that happen before I ever had to take care of babies by my self.
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