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Discussion in 'The Animal World' started by Ray Warren, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I'm currently freaking out. I found a baby mouse today this morning...I told my foster parent she suggested we kill it which I told her I wasn't because it's just a baby...even if it wasn't I still wouldn't have killed it I would have let it outside. she told me to do that but I told her I couldn't because that would be a death sentence. She said we weren't gonna raise it...I told her I was willing to take care of it until it was safe for it to be let go. She placed it in a dust pan placed it under one of the tables said she was gonna leave it there until we could reunited it with it's mother and let them both outside. I'm scared she's gonna kill it but even if she doesn't the mouse is probably still gonna die.It's not old enough to eat solid food I'm not even sure if its eyes are opened yet. I wanted to feed it but I don't have any milk at home or anything to feed it with...I plan on bringing some milk from school and feeding it with an eyedropper or something...But I know it's not gonna last that long. It'll probably have died of starvation by then.Maybe I should have killed it....it would have been less cruel then letting it starve to death.But I'm not going to. At least this way if it does survive until i get home I could feed it something and it might live. And maybe just maybe my foster parent might help. I don't know but I'm praying really hard right now. I don't want it to die. I really hope that my foster parent finds it's mother...What should I do?What would you do in my shoes?
     
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  2. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I probably would have left it and let it's mother find it and see if it's gone the next day. Since you handled it, it likely has your scent. What I'd do now is do some internet searching on how to care for newborn mice or just take it to the SPCA or animal shelter that cares for rodents.
     
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  3. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I was afraid if I left it my foster parent would find it and kill it It was in my house.Could my scent stop the mother from caring for it?
     
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  4. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I just googled it...Apparently with birds it doesn't bother them the mother may still take it back but I don't know about mice
     
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    You should leave it where you found it. If not there is plenty of info online on caring for them.
     
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    You found the mouse away from the nest? If so, the baby mouse was old enough and ready to leave the nest and it was out doing mouse things... Looking for food.

    So hopefully it doesn't need as much care as you might think. Can you post a picture so we can try to judge its age?
     
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  7. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I'm not an expert. But I do know humans scent sometimes is detrimental. Just do some Googling. I'm sure you're not the only one who came across newborn mice. There's lots of people out there who know much more about it than me. :0)
     
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  8. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I'm not even sure if it's eyes were even open it couldn't even really walk...I can't send a picture but it was still a little pink but starting to turn gray.
     
  9. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I am googling.
     
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    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I can't leave it now I'm not at home.
     
  11. Call me name

    Call me name I'm christian

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    Mmm if I in your shoes? I will put it outside. So he can go to somewhere else to get food. They not as stupid as others animal you know? They won't starved.

    But in my side I think kill it won't be nessecary. However it is still an nature rules. The one who strong will survived.

    If it start into trouble between you and your parents i think kill it will okay. For God want us to love our and obey our parents
     
  12. Call me name

    Call me name I'm christian

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    Hope this will help
     
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  13. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    It's a life-I won't kill it. And it can barely walk. It's only a baby.I can't let it outside.
     
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    Call me name I'm christian

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    Hahaha okay then
     
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    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    Why are you laughing? This is serious.Without it's mother it'll probably starve. And since theres nothing I can do at school and I couldn't feed it because I didn't have any milk it will probably be dead before I get home. There is nothing funny about this
     
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    Call me name I'm christian

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    No I apreciate that you don't kill him. I didn't mean to laught on his state .,. I really sorry... I didn't mean for it. For don't kill him, he still have hope
     
  17. Ray Warren

    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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    I accept your apology..There is no ill will between us. And yes there is still hope for the little guy I think
     
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    Call me name I'm christian

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    Well then I'll wait for the explanation for you Inner Light :)
     
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    How to Save a Baby Wild Mouse
     
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    Ray Warren There is beauty in the silence.

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