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    So my cat had caught a baby mouse, and me being the lovely person that I am I rescued it. I now have a baby mouse just chilling in my kitchen and I'm really not sure what to do with it. Do I feed it? Do I set it free? It seems to be too young to be away from it's mum it's eyes are closed. Anyone got any advice?

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    Maybe call your nearest wildlife rescue centre for some advice, they might even take the wee critter in. Pat on the back for saving it
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    So my cat had caught a baby mouse, and me being the lovely person that I am I rescued it. I now have a baby mouse just chilling in my kitchen and I'm really not sure what to do with it. Do I feed it? Do I set it free? It seems to be too young to be away from it's mum it's eyes are closed. Anyone got any advice?

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    Ahh we had so many of those. Little field mice! We have three cats and live opposite a big field so we'd get them weekly.

    Find the number for a local wildlife centre and they'll come and collect the mouse. If they can't come tonight (unlikely but can happen) they'll tell you to keep it in a warm environment (away from bloody cats) and will give you instructions on food you can leave it. Find a shoebox and poke some small holes in the top for ventilation (not too big, they're very good escape artists!)

    It doesn't look like a baby to me - it has fur. It's probably young but not a kitten. It's eyes may be closed because it's scared. Haha. http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanim...ldlife/centres Try the RSPCA website for a number. Good luck
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    Call RSPCA!
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    Oh and one other thing, if it looks like it's shuddering it may be dehydrated. If you get a cotton ball or some kitchen roll and soak it in cold water, you can leave that nearby and the mouse will suck on it to have a drink. The best thing to do is keep it in a calm area, they'll likely still be getting over the shock of being flung around by a cat.
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    I dont understand, are there really services that will pick up baby mice to look after them?

    As much as I love animals; why?
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    (Original post by GottaLovePhysics! :))
    I dont understand, are there really services that will pick up baby mice to look after them?

    As much as I love animals; why?
    I agree, just flush it


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    (Original post by Leighcakes)
    Ahh we had so many of those. Little field mice! We have three cats and live opposite a big field so we'd get them weekly.

    Find the number for a local wildlife centre and they'll come and collect the mouse. If they can't come tonight (unlikely but can happen) they'll tell you to keep it in a warm environment (away from bloody cats) and will give you instructions on food you can leave it. Find a shoebox and poke some small holes in the top for ventilation (not too big, they're very good escape artists!)

    It doesn't look like a baby to me - it has fur. It's probably young but not a kitten. It's eyes may be closed because it's scared. Haha. http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanim...ldlife/centres Try the RSPCA website for a number. Good luck
    (Original post by Leighcakes)
    Oh and one other thing, if it looks like it's shuddering it may be dehydrated. If you get a cotton ball or some kitchen roll and soak it in cold water, you can leave that nearby and the mouse will suck on it to have a drink. The best thing to do is keep it in a calm area, they'll likely still be getting over the shock of being flung around by a cat.
    Thanks! It does look like it's shaking I'm going to try and see if it'll take the soaked kitchen towel.
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    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    Thanks! It does look like it's shaking I'm going to try and see if it'll take the soaked kitchen towel.
    Any luck?
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    (Original post by Leighcakes)
    Any luck?
    There wasn't one near me, so I rang them and they told me to take it to the vets. I did that and they took if off me and said if it's not injured they'll set it free in a safe environment
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    I'm going to sound really cruel for saying this, but would the RSPCA really bother with a baby mouse?
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    (Original post by Harley)
    I'm going to sound really cruel for saying this, but would the RSPCA really bother with a baby mouse?
    No I agree, they might give you some advice but they wouldn't take it in.
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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    No I agree, they might give you some advice but they wouldn't take it in.
    (Original post by Harley)
    I'm going to sound really cruel for saying this, but would the RSPCA really bother with a baby mouse?
    Actually they do. The wildlife center in Leatherhead has taken in several baby mice I've come across. And an injured hedgehog.

    (Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
    There wasn't one near me, so I rang them and they told me to take it to the vets. I did that and they took if off me and said if it's not injured they'll set it free in a safe environment
    Oh that's good! Hopefully it's fine.
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    (Original post by Leighcakes)
    Actually they do. The wildlife center in Leatherhead has taken in several baby mice I've come across. And an injured hedgehog.
    Oh really? I was just assuming they wouldn't think the time/expense is worth it for a mouse but it's great to hear otherwise!
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    Can you get hold of some kitten milk? Supermarket?I know that's okay for them-a girl I know brought up a baby mouse (an actual TINY baby, no fur no eyes open nothing!) on kitten milk. They can die of fright easily make sure your cat isn't around!And let it go somewhere not too far from you, but safe.
    I agree it'll be getting over shock. And will still be really scared. If you put a tiny bit of lettuce or cucumber as well s/he may eat that to get hydrated.Keep him warm as well, if you don't have a heat pad put him near a radiator or use a hot water bottle (not too hot!) wrapped in towel in whatever you're keeping him in.
    Good luck and It's nice to see someone who isn't hearless toward a small furry creature!
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    (Original post by AvocatDuDiable)
    Oh really? I was just assuming they wouldn't think the time/expense is worth it for a mouse but it's great to hear otherwise!
    Nope, they take them all in! They'll even collect dead animals to be disposed of safely, if I remember rightly.
 
 
 
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