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Post by Nmorgen Wed 01 Jan 2020, 12:39 am

I noticed that someone commented that the top post and their opinions were based on scientific knowledge. Can you please post wild mice research links for this? I would be very interested to read the actual research that has been done in this area. Even if you are referencing an article not online I might still be able to find it in the University library.
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Post by Nwehry Sat 04 Apr 2020, 8:46 am

Hello!

I am currently taking care of a deer mouse that was found abandoned in a shed of my friends. I have had her for a week now and she is just now opening her eyes!
I live near a wooded area but I’m not sure if maybe I should release her closer to my friends house since that is where she originated from? And is now a good time to start introducing seeds? I’m also interested in the shelter you came up with and how much you charge. I want to give her the best chance possible for survival in the wild. Any tips would be great!

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Post by Robin~ Sat 04 Apr 2020, 12:12 pm

Nwehry wrote:Hello!

I am currently taking care of a deer mouse that was found abandoned in a shed of my friends. I have had her for a week now and she is just now opening her eyes!
I live near a wooded area but I’m not sure if maybe I should release her closer to my friends house since that is where she originated from? And is now a good time to start introducing seeds? I’m also interested in the shelter you came up with and how much you charge. I want to give her the best chance possible for survival in the wild. Any tips would be great!

Thank you!

I would take her to an animal rehabilitation center. At least in the US, it’s actually illegal to keep wild animals for longer than a day(?) without a license.
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Post by Shystars Thu 14 May 2020, 11:24 pm

A matter of minutes on your forum provided me more information than the last three wild life sanctuaries I’ve called in my area.

I’ve been caring for a female white tail deer mouse since October of 2019.
I work in agriculture, during harvest I watched a mother with four babies clutched tightly to her fur and tail fall from the conveyor belt and into the collection bins. She jumped out with two babies but left two behind.

I had a soft and naive heart when I decided to take them home.
One died before it’s eyes could open but the other survived, I named her Pipette after the Pipette droppers I used to feed them.

I kept telling myself I did a kind thing, and I did what I thought was the right thing to do. But after a while I noticed she ran around her wheel less, she ate less, she slept more and more. She’s become depressed and lonely after nearly a year in captivity.
I love her so much, and I’m so anxious that she’ll be eaten her very first night on her own.
But I can see I took away her life.
All the love and excitement is drained from her eyes, i made a horrible mistake keeping her for as long as I have and I deeply regret doing this to her.
I can’t wait to release her, and know that even a short life that’s free is better than a long life that’s not.

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Post by dom Mon 14 Jun 2021, 10:28 am

give your growing mice a box of dirt to practice digging in..also a bunch of wood and grasses dandelion leaves ect it makes them feel at home and gets them excersising and digging ect for when they are let go..i have succsessfully raised a group of six! babies found at about twelve days old...it has been exhausting but they are all strong and healthy and its day 28 they are ready to go outside!!! im making them an outside burrow  that is sheltered from predators they can be in at first before they decide where to go...so happy to save thier lives and give them a chance of  great life...the info in this post is right on and invaluable for us!! thank you sooo much...to mice!!! Love

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Post by Marnie (Guest) Tue 28 Jun 2022, 11:02 pm

I found a single pinky mouse in my laundry room several hours after humanely trapping an adult and releasing it down the road 1 week ago. I also have been using mouse birth control (all herbal and non-toxic) and I’m wondering if maybe that’s why there was only 1 baby.
It appeared to have been around 4 days old when I found him, and thanks to some helpful information I found online, he is still kicking. I am absolutely in love with him. His eyes look like they are about to open and he has just started doing this funny thing where he will spontaneously lurch forward, doing a spastic little leap across my palm. He seems to just want to be held all day if I could.
I had read another article (I think on Wiki) that said if you find a wild orphaned baby mouse and “bottle” raise it, that it will not grown up having any survival skills and it’s best to keep them if you can so that’s what I had planned on doing.
I’m so grateful to have stumbled upon this article as I now know that this would actually be doing him harm. I will stop calling him Stuart Little (😭😭😭) and stop handling him so much now that I know that keeping him would not actually be good for him. I’m feeling a little sad about this since I’ve thought for a week that I *should* keep him and have grown quite bonded with him, but I want what is best for him so I will adjust my approach knowing that he can safely be released and have his natural instinct kick in, assuming things continue to go well and he lives, and that this would be the most loving thing I can do for him.
Thank you again very much for all the helpful information!
Sincerely,
Marnie

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Post by AmyA248 Sun 10 Jul 2022, 11:23 am

That is so sweet that your caring for such a tiny, helpless baby. I completely understand the bond your feeling with him, as the same thing happened to me a few years ago.
I do rehabilitation but never had a baby mouse at the time. I purchase blankets at Goodwill for the animals I take in. So, upon returning home from Goodwill there was a tiny baby mouse in one of the blankets! He just fell out as I was about to put the blanket in the washer! He was so small and didn’t have his eyes open yet and had just the slightest bit of hair. I immediately warmed him up and searched for how to save him. I gave him kitten KMR formula with one drop of Karo syrup to boost his blood sugar and give him a bit of energy. I held this tiny baby and fed him with a Barbie doll working baby bottle, as the syringes were all too big. I would actually set my alarm for every 2 hours to feed and then have to use a warm, wet cloth to get him to pee and poo bc they need to be stimulated at that age.
Anyway, he made it and grew up. I guess his wild instincts kicked in and he started to run away from me when I would try to pick him up. I know this sounds funny but it actually hurt that he didn’t want me near him anymore after I dedicated so much to saving him. All he wanted to do was escape but I was told he wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild bc he was hand raised. Well, my sweet boy was so determined to leave that he managed to escape his cage, never to be seen again.
I still get sad when I think about the bond we had when he was young, but I guess a wild animals instincts must be very strong bc he wanted nothing to do with me after a month. I hope he got outside and didn’t starve to death in my walls, but that’s what happened.
It’s probably better if you don’t bond with him, bc as sweet as he is now sadly he won’t stay that way and you’ll be left hurt.

Good luck & God Bless,
Amy

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Post by AmyA248 Sun 10 Jul 2022, 11:41 am

Hi!

I just read on how to get your wild mouse ready for release but I couldn’t reply to the post.
It mentioned that he/she made a “burrow” to release her mice into. I’d love to know how to do this and I also would like to know how do you know when they are ready for release?
I have a baby deer mouse that got into our finished basement/playroom and I know that there are others as I’ve seen 2 more about the size of a quarter on the basement stairs. I’m using a Have a Heart trap but I only have one and I keep setting it wrong so each morning the trap is closed but not locked, (my fault)
I don’t want to call an exterminator because of the cruelty but I’m terrified of an infestation as well!

Any help or advice would be so much appreciated!!

Blessings,
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