Gabbie asked in PetsRodents · 2 years ago

Is my baby field mouse dying?

My new baby field mouse, Mickey, was found by his mother, but his mother is dead. I’m now taking care of him. Recently, I’ve noticed him breathing heavily, toppling over when he tries to stand, and is also lying on his side like he’s dead and most of the time shows no signs of life until he twitches. Please, help!

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  • 2 years ago

    Sadly,i sounds like your lack of knowledge nursing baby mice is going to end in fatality. A very slim chance a vet could save its life, but even pros don't always have luck.

    Here is a series of videos with the basics:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNX2byHbppM

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    &list=PLIxj-hHVU0wJJq40wp6TOs2tEO05H98pp

    Start with a fuzzy 5 days on mamas milk stands a far better chance of survival. Cut corners, a tiny life ends.

    Source(s): Been there.
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