I found week old motherless field mice that I tried to feed tell they could live on there own but after research I don’t think they can?
I don’t know what to do with the mice if anybody has any suggestions
- Star_of_DarknessLv 73 months ago
Throw them int eh trash. they are nasty pests that carry dangerous diseases and parasites
- daniel gLv 73 months ago
Unless you have a little know how and prepared, this can be a challenge that often ends in failure.
Week old fuzzies, their eyes would not be open and still nursing. If there is no chance of a surrogate, it means hand nursing. Here is a series of videos from newborn to weaning, covers most of the do's and don'ts.
A large litter is nearly beyond hope, you may be able to save 3 at the expense of the rest, but this is a 24/7 challenge and undertaking even for a single pup:
I had to learn all this from a vet without who's help, my little mouse would not have survived.
Success, you will be hard pressed to find a more bonded pet, that can be noted with this channels other videos.
- PAMELALv 73 months ago
Leave them alone, they will be fine, there are millions of field mice, you cannot save them all.
- Bone AloneLv 73 months ago
I’m surprised they lived that long without a mother. Without a mother to hide them, they would be easy prey for other animals. Even a little squeak would draw attention.
You’ll probably have to keep them as pets.