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"Mini" the FIELD MOUSEPeromyscus maniculatus© Colleen L. Guerrero
Sometimes animals come into our lives and makes them just a little richer. This is such a story — the story of Mini the Field Mouse. Thanks Colleen!
We have a large patio and I was  walking through the house when I notice something moving on the patio  floor.  It was tiny, but what caught my eye was that it was hopping.   When I went outside to see what it was and saw that it was a little mouse.  I went into the house to get a towel to place over  it, when I returned she was  still in the same spot.  Again, as I walked up to it, it came toward me.  I  put down my hand and it climbed on. I was surprised to say the least.  She started to nurse in the  folds of my fingers. 
I  put her in a shoe box with the towel and punched holes in the top.   Then I tried looking her up on google, but she did not fit any description perfectly.  I fed her apricots and birdseed.  She ate them in my hand, eagerly. The next day I went to  the feed store and purchased a can of puppy formula and she loved it.  I first offered the milk to her with a syringe with  she gripped with her little hands.  No hesitation on her part. Every 4 hours I fed her the milk and she always had seeds in the  box.  When ever I opened the box she would climb onto the top of the  towel and onto my hand.  She wanted to drink a little then sleep in my  cupped hand.  
Minigraduated  from the syringe to a miniature cup as if it was natural.  Her  ears grew and her eyes became round and bulgy. It was then that I  realized that she was a field mouse.
She has a new address in our back field area near the bird  feeders.  She loved the bird food.  Hope she is well, for she was so  cute.
Other posts:
Rats Sleeping
Giant Kangaroo Rat
Woylie

"Mini" the FIELD MOUSE
Peromyscus maniculatus

© Colleen L. Guerrero

Sometimes animals come into our lives and makes them just a little richer. This is such a story — the story of Mini the Field Mouse. Thanks Colleen!

We have a large patio and I was walking through the house when I notice something moving on the patio floor.  It was tiny, but what caught my eye was that it was hopping.  When I went outside to see what it was and saw that it was a little mouse.  I went into the house to get a towel to place over it, when I returned she was still in the same spot.  Again, as I walked up to it, it came toward me.  I put down my hand and it climbed on. I was surprised to say the least.  She started to nurse in the folds of my fingers. 

I put her in a shoe box with the towel and punched holes in the top.  Then I tried looking her up on google, but she did not fit any description perfectly.  I fed her apricots and birdseed.  She ate them in my hand, eagerly. The next day I went to the feed store and purchased a can of puppy formula and she loved it.  I first offered the milk to her with a syringe with she gripped with her little hands.  No hesitation on her part.

Every 4 hours I fed her the milk and she always had seeds in the box.  When ever I opened the box she would climb onto the top of the towel and onto my hand.  She wanted to drink a little then sleep in my cupped hand.  

Minigraduated  from the syringe to a miniature cup as if it was natural.  Her ears grew and her eyes became round and bulgy. It was then that I realized that she was a field mouse.

She has a new address in our back field area near the bird feeders.  She loved the bird food.  Hope she is well, for she was so cute.

Other posts:

Rats Sleeping

Giant Kangaroo Rat

Woylie

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    Such a cute story.
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    Oh, what a story!! I try to feed field mice too - every summer when I live our summer house. But only one mouse had...
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