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i bought a little mouse from the pet store, and this  morning when i went to refill the food theyre were four live baby mice and two dead ones. this was her first batch. she chewed the tail off one of the live ones and hurt another's foot. also she isnt producing milk. i took the babies out becuase she tried to kill them all. ive been feeding them every two hours round the clock. the mom is extremeley tiny and the babies are really small. two have already died. i only hav 2 left. wat is the chance of them surviving?

Dear Jessica,

You have a good start.

Their chances are not great but it does succeed sometimes. Did you watch the ten videos at the link in my profile?

Try this link:

Best of luck!




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