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Baby mouse/rat

Discussion in 'Other Pet Talk' started by Destben, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Destben

    Destben Well-Known Member

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    Baby Remy has past over the rainbow bridge. He spent his last moments being comforted. I don’t regret trying to save him and believe he would have been fine if not for the cold he had. Please know he was not in pain because he was on pain killers at the time.
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    aww i am sorry.
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    You made a very gallant effort to save the helpless mouse. I'm sorry you did not get to experience him thriving. You will be lonely for him for awhile. Thank you for sharing the experience.
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    I'm so sorry.
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    Very sorry to hear that. Remy was definitely a cutie.
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    So sorry, Destben.
    I often wondered how many of those "feeder" animals are healthy enough to survive a long life.
    They have it rough right from the start.
    I'm sad for you. But I completely understand wanting to help out a helpless animal.
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    Thank you. He was doing really well and was eating really good again, but Upper Respiratory Infections are deadly and he was still week from not eating so I believe he just couldn't handle it at that point. But I honestly believe he would have made it if not for both of those things happening so close together. I'm absolutely heart broken about it, but I have 5 other animals that need me so I have to keep moving and treat them all with as much love as possible, because you never know what will happen. This is the price we pay for loving these animals so much.
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    It's incredible to me that our species has the ability to commit genocide on their own tribe but our species is also capable of going to great length to save the life of a creature that has been considered vermin. It's heartbreaking.
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    I would like to stay in this side of the spectrum
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    RIP little mouse. Somebody cared a lot for you!
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    He lived a much longer and happier life than he would have as someone else's feeder animal! I'm glad he was able to have a nice end to his happy life. I'm really sorry for your loss! :(
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    Thank you all! I know its a part of life and a risk I accepted when I took the little guy in. I really do miss him.......
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    Oh my word. Your snakes are beautiful. I could never keep snakes as my husband would move out. You have quite the handful.
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    Oh shame. I am sorry that he has gone over. You gave it everything you had.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    Nicely said, Tom!!!!!!
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    I’m with you.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    I just found this thread, Destben. So, SO beautiful of you to try and save this little guy. So sorry he passed.
    But love is never wasted.
    What a lovey thing you did.
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    thank you
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    Wow, that's true about the snakes being beautiful. Especially that little piebald python!
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    Destben Well-Known Member

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    Her name is Anna. shes a cold blooded killer when hungry and a cuddle bug the rest of the time. I wouldn't hold her when I had Remy because she would smell him on me easy and perk up like she was getting fed. My husband didn't believe me so I walked up to her cage after feeding Remy formula and putting him away in his cage and I said "watch this". I opened the door and waved my hands toward the hide she was in and sure enough her little snake snoot popped out of her hiding place. My husband laughed so hard.
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