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help needed about a tiny mouse !!!!

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by xxwelshcrazyxx, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

    Jul 3, 2009
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    My sons tiny mouse was ok this morning, but he just went to see it and it was laying on its side lifeless, I picked it up and it was cool to touch, I rubbed its side lightly to see if it would move at all but nothing at first, then when i rubbed its side again its back leg started to scratch the area I was rubbing, I placed some water by its mouth and its front paw tried to push away, it is laying there and not moving, I have got it in a warm towel at the moment, but not sure if they hybernate at all.
  2. Wilted0Rose

    Wilted0Rose PetForums Member

    Nov 8, 2009
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    as far as i am aware mice dont hibernate. I had a mouse with a similar problem once, but i soon found out the poor thing was basically frozen stiff, so every morning i would get her a hot water bottle ready and wrap a towel around it making a little pouch for her to sit in and warm up. once she warmed up she would be fine for the rest of the day and i would have to go through the same thing the next morning till i had summer camp and the job was left to my mother... well you can guess what happened, one day she forgot to do it.

    If the warming up doesnt work, I would suggest a vet, but it can be pricey.
  3. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

    Aug 28, 2008
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    Pip got like this one night, I popped him in my bra and by about an hour later he was fine, he was orphaned pretty young so maybe its something to do with that, hes a fine healthy boy now though, it was just that one blip. How old is the mouse? Is it showing any signs of dehydration?
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