On Sunday, I discovered that a Momma Mouse had babies underneath the grill cover on our porch. The dogs found it first and killed one of the babies and then ran away the Momma Mouse. I found this little baby was very alive. I recreated the nest as best as I could, and placed the baby mouse in it with the hopes the mom would come back…. She never did. I gave it two hours because that’s how often baby mice have to eat. After agonizing over what to do, I made the best decision I could live with. I went and got kitten replacement milk, an eye dropper, and Baby Mouse now resides in a critter cage over a heating pad. I am going to try my best to be a surrogate mom until Baby Mouse can open his eyes and eventually live on his own. Baby Mouse must be fed every 2 hours, and I have to rub its belly to help it "relieve" itself. I may, or may not, have him at work under my desk in his critter carrier with a heating pad so I can take him outside to my car and feed him every 2 hours (I am sure everyone at work thinks I'm doing drugs).
Thank goodness for all the resources on the internetz and the youtubez!