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Hey, I have recently rescued four baby deer mice who had their nest destroyed. Whilst stimulating them to go to the bathroom, I noticed that some of the babies poop was green. Could this be caused by a bacterial infection? If so is there any way I would be able to treat it? The babies are furred but their eyes and ears are still closed.

(Ps: my original baby deer mouse Kinra has grown up to be a very happy, healthy mouse, as have the other three baby tame mice save for the one female who recently passed away due to cancer. Sorry it took me so long to respond it slipped my mind)

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Dear Julia,

You are correct that green poop can mean infection. I am sorry it took so long to answer. I contacted the person who made the orphan videos, hoping that she had a solution, but she doesn't.

With no known solution, I would only be able to try a tiny bit of powder from a capsule of Tetracycline meant for fish, in her formula.

Are you on Facebook? There is a group of people who have raised or are raising orphan mice, including the woman who made the videos. Friend me and tell me who you are, and I can add you. Even if you don't *want* help, you can *give* it to others based on your experience with Kinra.

I am the only Natasha Millikan on Facebook.

I hope she is OK.

squeaks,

Natasha

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

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I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

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B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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