wikiHow to Care for a Baby Wild Mouse

Did you stumble upon a wild baby mouse that's mother abandoned it? Do you want to keep it?


  1. 1
    Feed them.
    • Fill an eye dropper or a syringe with milk. First you must make the milk warm or the mouse will refuse to drink. Goat Milk is much better and safer to use as it is much easier to digest than cow milk.
  2. 2
    If you can't find Goat milk, then use kitten formula.
    • Open its mouth.
    • Put drop of warm milk in then wait for him to swallow. Swallowing for a mouse is stretching out and squirming.
    • Bathe your mouse after.
  3. 3
    Bathe your mouse.
    • Get 2 Q tips.
    • Wet one of the Q tips with warm water.
    • Rub the Q tip all over the mouse.
    • Take your dry Q tip and dry him off.
  4. 4
    Make it a home.
    • Spread wood shavings on the bottom of its cage.
    • Put cotton roll in for your mouse to sleep on.
    • If outdoors, make it a burrow.
    • You must feed the wild mouse EVERY TWO HOURS or it will die.
    • Make sure to let it have a lot of sleep.
  5. 5
    You have to keep him warm, make sure he doesn't get cold. If he were in the wild he would cuddle with his Mom and siblings to stay warm
    • If you want to keep it as a pet, you must give it lots of love and socialize with him as much as possible when he isn't sleeping or he will naturally be very nervous and scared of humans and won't be a good pet.


  • While transmission rates are low, wild mice can carry diseases which could make you sick.[1] For example a wild mouse can transmit:
    • Hantavirus
    • Salmonellosis, an infection with the bacteria Salmonella, can be spread by mice. So keep the mouse away from your human food supply.
    • Fleas on the mouse can carry bubonic plague.
    • White footed mice can have ticks which transmit Lyme disease.[2]

Things You'll Need

  • Eye Dropper
  • Milk
  • A baby mouse
  • Cage
  • Cotton roll
  • Q tips

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Categories: Wildlife