My daughter has recently been gifted with 4 field (gray) mice.
They are approximately 4 weeks old from what I have been able to
determine from internet rescources. (their eyes are just now opened)
I have gotten a Critter Trail 3 for their home with newspaper for
My daughter has been milk feeding them with a syringe for the last 7 -
10 days and has just this evening given them some apple bits. (something
else gleaned from the net.)
I am requesting any suggestions, helpful hints etc in the feeding of
these mice to be sure that we are on the right track.
As an aside our 2 year old long haired toy Chihuahua has "adopted" these
mice as her own litter. Complete to getting into the box that was their
previous home and growling, snapping when we got near the mice.
Now in their new home our "new mother" take every opportunity to try to
get in with them and will*** them through the bars of the cage.
Besides being the funniest thing I've seen in a long while, is there any
threat to the mice themselves in this "adoption". (our dog is too small
to have a litter of her own and has not been spayed yet)
Any help will be most gratefully appreciated.
Jeffery G. Petry