Question by Aveline: Baby Deer Mouse, I’m taking care of one? Some pointer please? Easy 10 points.?
Hello. I caught a baby deer mouse last night, saving it from my cat. Unsure if it had internal bleeding, ect, I only kept it in a shoe box. However, its been over 24 hours and he seems bright eyed and healthy so I transferred him into a 20 gallon fishtank with torn up paper towel and paper, with rag and a box to hide in. Right now for food, I’ve given him water-soaked dog food (which he has eaten). I have supplied him with carrots, birdseed and apple bits but he hasn’t seemingly eaten any. He can eat solid foods (both eyes open with fur) but I need this advice:
-Whats the best food for him?
-Should I supply him with other accessories? (Branch, more hiding places.)
-How should I give him water as he doesn’t seem to drink from a tiny bowl.
-Some behaviors/habits/how they act in captivity.
-Am I doing anything wrong?
If you don’t feel like typing a lot, good link work fine too! Thank you.
Answer by Ddd
In the wild they eat insects and berries so be sure to include small portions of cooked meat and fruit in their diet. Mice also love seeds, nuts, stale bread, peanut butter, fromage frais (great if they aren’t feeling well), veg, pasta, rice and crackers.
Make sure the cage is escape-proof. Wild mice are good at escaping and remember they can chew through wood. They like wheels, tubes (toilet rolls are great), ladders, branches (make sure they haven’t been sprayed with chemicals)and lots of hiding places.
Please feel free to ask any more questions. Good luck~!
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