I found a baby...something [rat?]. Help! (Update: Despite best efforts, now passed away)

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Oct 25, 2017
Ah yes, nothing like sugar coating how life and nature actually work instead of emotionally preparing someone!
Or maybe, instead of being a smartass, actually read the first pages of the thread in which the op himself states he doesn't need to hear about the odds.

Itd be super cool if people would stop telling me that it's probably going to die. The first two vets did so and I'm not sure if they think I needed that information so that I would feel comfortable abandoning it or something or what. I'm obviously invested enough to stick this out either way so it just seems needless to drill that home.

I mean I get that, just frustrating hearing it from like 20 people in ten hours. Cool thanks, get in line


Jul 25, 2018



Our god is not an awesome god.
Sorry for calling you ugly in the first page, RIP little mouse.
Nov 5, 2017
OP, you're a legend.

I could hug you if I were in front of you IRL right now.

A lot of people would have just left it, you were a gentleman however. I wish there were more compassionate people like you out there.

It is actually refreshing to see this many people give a damn, definitely in direct contrast to another mouse thread where someone was having a bit of a pest problem. You'd see some people in there post about how they use glue traps (most inhumane form of animal trapping and should be banned), and all sorts of nasty inhumane stuff. So I'm very happy that these sort of people are in the minority here. Compassionate people actually caring, regardless if it's a mouse, a rat, a squirrel, whatever.,, it's great to see!

Chin up, you tried your best and you united people together for something noble, probably even changed the minds of a few to a more positive outlook. I hope your next animal endeavour has a happier ending. :)


Oct 25, 2017
Tetrinski said:
When I told my wife, she told me it probably had been poisoned.
While I am truly happy that rat poisens were invented and discovered, as that stuff keeps me alive, I really dont understand why people would ever feel the need to kill a rodent, or any animal, especially in such a coward way.

As those baits are laid out and meant to slowly kill its victim as its eating from it over time, Warfarin or coumarin based rat poisen can easily be countered, especially with first symptoms.

Simply give them pure vitamin k either as injection or solution and get them up and running again. It shouldnt take longer than 1-2 days.

If you have children, I’d be alarmed. Those baits are often odor and tasteless. You cant tell them apart from ordinary food. Should you find a poisened rat in your neighbourhood, I’d try to find out who laid them out and tell them off because its dangerousnot only to animals but small children as well.
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