Hi, my cat caught a baby mouse, i don't think it new born because it has all it's fur, but it's eyes are still closed, it won't take any of the kitten formula that I try to give it through an eye dropper. If you have any information that could help me that would be amazing. Thank you. :-)

Hi Angel,

The best resource for that is the videos at the address (cut and paste in your browser) in my profile.

Also if you are on Facebook, friend Ratasha MouseRat (me) and join my group Rats are Awesome (we have mice too. The name was a mistake). Then pm me and I will put you in a pm thread with some people who have raised orphans, some of whom are real experts at it. This way you can ask questions in real time.

If the eyedropper doesn't work, people use a watercolor paintbrush (new, washed) or even just have it lick the formula off of your palm.

Hope to see you on FB soon. If you aren't old enough of course use your mom or dad's.

Best of luck,




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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


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.

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

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