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Q: field mouse

July 14, 2009 | By Kaylaritenour | 7 answers | Expired: 1858 days ago

Kaylaritenour

I rescued a young field mouse. I have no where to release it because there are cats everywhere up here. the poor little guy probably wouldn't survive out there. anyway I have him in a hampster cage, I was wondering what all i feed him. so far i have put in blueberries,grass,nuts and leafy greens.


Hey everyone thanks for the great answers! They are so helpful. I am going to keep him. He's doing really well eating and drinking. I have replaced the hampster cage with a glass one, its bigger, so he can run around more.

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Tracy
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Jul 14, 2009

I too resuced a baby field mouse 5 years ago ( Chester). I put him in a small aquarium cage with a cover and gave him a food dish and water dish as well as a 'house' coconut shell with some cotton balls for him to make a bed with and a wheel. For food you can buy hamster/gerbil food in any store and that would be fine. I also gave Chester carrots and grapes as treats. He lived for 5 years before passing away a few months back. Please feel free to email me on here if you would like to know more or have questions. :)

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Mwea
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Jul 14, 2009

Hi, I rescued a field mouse a few years ago and he actually survived and became our pet.
I fed him formula for small pets --found at wal-mart. You can feed him mouse food and veggies as well if he's old enough to eat food.
I put him in an aquarium(cheap is fine) as he will get out of a hamster cage, make sure you put a cover on it as they can jump pretty high.
They only live for about 1-2 years, but are cute little pets.

Let me know if you need any more help.


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Jillian
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Jul 14, 2009

veggies, nuts, seeds, and some fruits should be fine, but the cage is not. you took a wild animal and stuck him in a cage. sometimes the safer life isn't the one worth living. a field mouse, no matter where they live, has many obstacles in their paths, rescuing them from some stray cats isn't going to save his life. i would let him go right where you found him. he's not completely helpless, his species have been around for a long time. just b/c you're keeping him safe doesn't mean you're keeping him happy.

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