I feel so bad!

Mouse - A little tiny mouse! Isnt it cute!!
United States
May 7, 2007 11:51pm CST
Ok I have a lizard. He is a Bearded dragon. Once in a while its good for him to eat a baby mouse. I know its sad but hey he has to eat! On saturday I went and got him a baby mouse. It just started getting its hair. Its eyes arnt even open yet. Well I put it in with Piston{lizard} And he didnt eat him!! I left the mouse in there for 2 days and nothing. So Now I feel bad. I took it out and Im feeding it milk from a dropper. It really cute!! LOL Well I think what was supposed to be food will now be a pet. I hope he stays alive!! He seems to be doing good and likes to eat. I put him in a wet wipe container with tissues! Hes too cute!! LOL Im going to post a pic of him!
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
8 May 07
I will not tell you what I would do with it. Have you tried giving your bearded dragon canned cat food? It might eat it. You can put some of the calcium & or vitamin powder in it. If it will not eat it you can try putting some on some lettuce. It will probably like it & you will not have to feed it fuzzies.
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• United States
8 May 07
He gets plenty to eat I just thought hed like a snack! He eats fruits, veggies, bugs, and flowers. I calcium dust his crickets and also give him pellets! Thanx!
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• United States
8 May 07
Awww, he's quite adorable and very very sweet. You should keep him as a pet, he will soon get used to you. Maybe the Lizard just didn't want to eat it, sometimes even they get tired of the same food. Just do your best to take care of them and things will work out just fine. I really love your mouse.
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• United States
8 May 07
Well its only the second time I have given him one. Thanx he is cute!!
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• United States
8 May 07
awww! the baby is soo cute! I did alot of research for you online and i found a great deal of information for you,,here are some main things u need to know..if u dont already hun.. Hand Raising- Taking care of orphan babies when a mouse foster mother is not an option. This is extremely hard to do but if you are up for the challenge, it can be very rewarding. Often times the bond that is formed between a human and a foster mouse is unbreakable. This can be extremely heartwarming to the human as well as the mouse. However, it can be very heartbreaking if the baby doesn't make it. In my opinion, the risk is worth taking :). Before you get started, know that this is very time consuming and sometimes no matter how well you take care of the orphan(s) they still may not make it. If that happens and you did your best, rest assured that you did everything possible… it just wasn't meant to be. Also know that you gave that orphan a wonderful life, even if it was a short one. When taking care of an orphan mouse you will need some supplies. It is absolutely necessary that these are acquired as fast as possible. The orphan needs nourishment quickly. You will need kitten formula (KMR is recommended). This comes in powder as well as pre-mixed. I prefer powder because it lasts longer. *Make sure you dilute the formula to half the recommended amount of formula to water (so if it says to mix 1TBS formula to 2TBS water, only use 1/2TBS of formula to 2TBS water. Also dilute premixed formula the same way* You will also need a syringe (no needle) for hand feeding. If the baby is young enough (he/she has eyes still closed) a shoe box with holes in the lid for ventilation will work well. If the baby has its eyes open, a small fish tank, kritter keeper or something else that they can not chew out of is best. Bedding material can consist of clean rags (make sure there are no lose threads that they can get their legs or toes tangled in as his can cut off circulation), paper towels, unscented TP, non-lotion Kleenex, etc. You will also need to keep the baby warm but not to warm! It is just as easy to over heat a baby as it is to not make it warm enough. You can use a heating pad. Turn it on the lowest setting and place it under the tank. It is best to place a towel in between the heating pad and the bottom of the tank. Check it often to make sure it isn't to warm! A mouse nest is around or slightly above 80 degrees F. As the baby gets older (over 2-1/2 weeks) it will be able to maintain its own body temperature easier as long as the room temperature is not to cool. Lastly, you will need Q-tips to stimulate the baby to go potty. Orphan babies are often smaller than babies that have a good mother. Don't let this discourage you when taking care of the baby. The baby might actually be older than what it appears to be. However, take care of it by the age it looks, and not necessarily how old it actually is. For instance, a baby might be 2 weeks old but looks one week old. Take care of it as if it was 1 week old. If your orphan is a new born you will need to feed it every 1-2 hours as a minimum. You must do this around the clock. This will make for many sleepless nights and one of the reasons that taking care of orphan mice is so challenging. When hand feeding an orphan make sure not to get any formula in its nose!! This is extremely important! If the baby has a nose full of formula it can suffocate easily. Dispense formula in the side of the mouth (as best as you can) using the syringe. Only give it as much as it can eat. Take it slow and don't force it. When first starting to feed an orphan it can prove trying, frustrating, etc. Give it time and keep your patience. After feeding make sure you rub the orphans belly gently with a Q-tip. Try to massage until the baby goes potty. A baby can NOT go potty by itself, you need to assist it. If you do not assist it, it will die from being backed up. Do not rub too hard or irritate the skin. If you have been massaging for a long time and it will not potty, stop for a while and try again later. there is much more information i found here and more help for you..so i hope u check it out.,and let me know what ya think..good luck!!!
• United States
8 May 07
oopsss! sorry forgot the link! lol!..here it is! http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/orphanedmice.cfm
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• United States
8 May 07
Thanx so much!! That was very informative. I new most of it but it helped me out alot. Thanx again. I hope he lives but if not i wont be to hearbroke. I tried and thats all I could do. He is so cute. My hunny said not to get attached!! He dosent want another pet!! LOL to bad if he lives hes staying here!!
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• United States
8 May 07
aww sweety..you can say you wont get close..but umm/. i think it has already happened..and i dread you wil be devastated if somethign happens..but i doubt it will..maybe God sent you a repalcement for LugNut? hummm ya never know huh? but whatever happens..im here babes!
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@stelly (229)
• China
8 May 07
sorry,i don't like lizard at all,but i like the baby mouse very much!if i were you,i will feed the mouse whoo whoo.
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• United States
8 May 07
LOL your funny!!! My lizard is nice and everyone likes him!!! And Yes Im feeding the mouse!
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