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dead mouse HELP !!!!!!

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by robert farrow, Aug 10, 2009.


  1. robert farrow

    robert farrow PetForums Newbie

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    hi my mouse has just died bit she has has left behind (8) 1 week old baby mice help i dont know what to do as i dont want them to die
     
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    ....zoe.... PetForums VIP

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    oh gosh !

    how did she die ?/??

    you are going to have a very hard time trying to hand rearer these, they will need feeding around every hour with lactol milk, you will need to stimulate them to wee and poo every time they have eaten and with 8 on your hands you are pretty much not going to get any sleep what so ever
     
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    robert farrow PetForums Newbie

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    is there any chance anoither female will take the mother palce?
     
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    very unlikly unless she is lactating and possibly has already got babies, but its more likely that she will kill them as they wont smell of her or the litter she has (if she has babies that is)
     
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    robert farrow PetForums Newbie

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    ya right am in deep now as my wife had a baby 2 days ago and i dont have the time to try and hand rear them
     
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    Hand rearing the whole litter wont be easy, and it's a lot of responsibility to take on, But it's really rewarding when hand reared babies survive. If you have another mother mouse, you can try to put the abandoned babies with her litter, but first rub them gently in the nest material so the scent of her babies will go onto them. This is risky though, as the mother can abandon all of the babies or she may not nurse the newer ones. If you do take on hand rearing them all, you will need to feed them every 1-2 hours, night and day, with either lactol milk or diluted puppy formula. They need to be stimulated after every feeding also. You also will need to put them on a heat pad(on low) and make sure that they are kept warm, but not too warm.

    I hope this helps, and best of luck to you xx
    If you do decide to hand rear them, I'll be here to answer any questions.
    :)
     
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    where do you live, if you live near to me i may be willing to take a couple of your hands and try to hand rearer them myself. i have all the things that are needed as i tried it with a baby syrian hamster only a week ago, kept it alive for over a week but sadly it died :(

    pm me if you are close to swansea :)
     
  8. Yorkshire_Rose

    Yorkshire_Rose PetForums Senior

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    If your in Yorkshire and can meet in Leeds (i travel there quite a lot) i can take them as ive got baby mice of all ages here.
     
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    awww nah im in swansea and leeds is even too far, sorry.

    how are the babies anyway ?? what have you done with them ?
     
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    Yorkshire_Rose PetForums Senior

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    I ment the Op lol
     
  11. Akai-Chan

    Akai-Chan Banned

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    I can also help out. I'll happily help rear one or 2 :) I'm in Brighton

    Peace
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    ....zoe.... PetForums VIP

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    what does Op stand for ??? sorry im a little small in the brain lol
     
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    Akai-Chan Banned

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    Original poster :p Person who started the thread.

    Peace
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    oooooohhhhh haha now i feel really stupid !
    i should have reallised that.
    i hope this person gets back to us as i would like to have some little babies again although they wont replace stuart (my little baby hammie) :(
     
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