A couple nights ago I found my cat torturing this deer mouse. He's got a broken leg and his eyes are squinting.

A couple nights ago I found my cat torturing this deer mouse. He's got a broken leg and his eyes are squinting. Have him in a plastic bin and giving him hamster food, crackers, and almond butter. Took this pic when I took him out of the bin to clean it.

Am I going to be able to release this guy eventually? Can mice recover from sprained or broken legs? Every time he takes a step he rolls to the right

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my favorite animal care board is the one where we drop bricks on animals haha

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >didn't give cat another chance to hone his hunting skills
    thread ended terribly.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >people who just wanted it smashed to death
    >people who also couldnt understand a wild mouse at an ordinary vet is a joke
    what a thread

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know where you live, but here I have rescue organizations for wild animals. Mice included. It's not the 90s anymore grandpa.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh boy I sure love wild mice. You can breed a million in a year. Better waste time and resources on just one. Makes my feefees better.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh forgive me narcissus, I forgot that anything you have access to automatically means everyone else does.

          >t. seething third worlders

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >t. No common sense or backbone

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Better waste time and resources on just one.
          This is exactly what OP did btw.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >comparing a hundreds of dollars vet visit to a tupperware container filled with bedding for like 4 days
            Retard

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Still a waste of time an resources, duh. That poor mouse is suffering and will die starving or being tortured by the next cat it meets.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The mouse is gone anon it cant hurt you anymore

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                The one who's hurt is the mouse.
                OP prolonged its suffering.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Prolong deez

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                What? What on earth does that mean? What is "deez?" I Do Not Understand.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Deez balls, sir.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh forgive me narcissus, I forgot that anything you have access to automatically means everyone else does.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >releasing a physically and neurologically crippled animal
    Good luck at not dying in the first 24 hours you little mouse

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      a physically and neurologically crippled animal
      That mouse lived in a society

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my bro Simon has been released. wish him luck out there anons
    o7

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i'm actually thinking he might be ready to be released into the wild in a week. i put on gardening gloves and tried to pick him up, and i can't do it. he's fast and he can jump almost high enough to escape the cage. he still does roll a bit to the right when running though.

    i'm conflicted. he seems to be recovered enough to have a shot at making it in the wild, but he is still a bit impaired. he definitely wants to be released, but i don't want to release him to a death sentence. on the other hand, he is running and jumping, and he's very quick (on the first day i had him, he was easy to catch because he wasn't able to move fast at all).

    i have a video incoming. can you guys watch it and give me an opinion on if you think he can be released?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think I need to let him out tonight bros... He's still a bit messed up but I think he's ready. He clearly thinks he's ready too

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        One more vid of him before I let him go.

        Thanks to everyone for the kind words and suggestions. To everyone who recommended that I euthanize, I'd encourage you to give injured animals a chance. Mice can be tougher than you think. In only 4 days he's gone from deaths door to a lively, quick mouse. All he needed was a safe place to recover.

        I have named him Simon. I'm going to release him now. Cheers

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Goos job OP, I've been silently following your thread from day one. Nature is tough but Simon will live to see at least another day.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks. Honestly I'm surprised how quickly he recovered. In the last videos it's hard to even tell he was injured. In the first video he looked like he might not make it through the night. Only took 4 days

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    any tips on how to tame this little guy? i've had pet mice before, but they were mus musculus and had 0 fear of humans. this guy is pretty skittish

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Op, you're a based dude. Little guy needs a name.
      As for taming, since it's already an adult i think it just needs a lot of time to get used to you being around and not being a threat. I doubt there's any sort of fast track to taming it, though maybe attempting to socialize it while you put in food could work.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i'll try to think of one. hopefully he'll associate me with food eventually, as of now he hides when i feed him.

        If you have a tub get un it with him and let him walk around. Do this everyday if you can. That way it will be used to you.

        good idea, i have a bath tab

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I would say after the week or so put snacks on your hands and let it go tk them. Start feeding with your hand sometimes too. Everything little by litte. He might be impaired after all.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you have a tub get un it with him and let him walk around. Do this everyday if you can. That way it will be used to you.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >your cats face when he sees his tasty treat is now getting attention from his owner

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      don't get me started. I have a 3 bedroom house, and I'm keeping the mouse in one of the bedrooms and shutting the door so it's safe from the cat. the cat barely ever went in that room, but all of the sudden now that he can't go in, it's the only place he wants to be

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get him a cute hamster wheel

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mouse update: just changed his water. Confirmed he is still alive and doing well. No pictures, as he is burrowed under his bedding and runs deeper when I try to uncover him for a picture.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Glad to hear he's doing well, OP. You're a good person, unlike some of the gays in this thread.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if dubs name him linguini

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      rolling for Pasta Fazool

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be mouse
    >attacked by cat
    >saved by human
    >a bit shellshocked, but still have appetite
    >continue to live for 3 days
    >some anon on Wauf: just kill it
    >mfw

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    op don't listen to the gays itt. They're just jelly you got a sweet pet.
    Also I think the little dude will recover, just give it more time. Animals are much more resilient than we think they are. My parents never gave painkillers or brought my cat to the vet, but the little fucker was out every night killing the shit out of neighborhood racoons and coming back in the morning for chow, before licking his battle wounds. (We tried getting him back inside all the time because we were worried about him but the little warfiend was hell-bent on exterminating raccoons, never once heard him crying at the door to be let back in or saw him accept the literal open door invitations, despite the fact that we raised our cats indoors and only let them out occasionally)

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There’s a Japanese proverb if you save someone’s life you are responsible for them

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The idiot OP wants to play God and be praised for 'saving' a little mouse, but refuses to even have it checked by a vet or to call a rescue that can tell what the best thing to do is, if anything to know the general health condition and if it needs meds, at least painkillers.
      I don't think the poor thing will survive for a long time in a shitty improvised cardboard box.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Try and call a vet or rescue for a fuckin mouse lmao fucking painkillers you people are so separated from reality.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There are vets specialized in unusual and exotic pets. Seems that you are separated from reality, gay.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >muh vet
        If the mouse is active and eating there's no need for pain killers. There's nothing a vet could do except prescribe antibiotics. It doesn't matter whether it's a sprain, a fracture, a spinal, or for that matter a brain injury. It doesn't change how OP should approach the situation or handle the animal. And do you think cardboard is poisonous or something? As long as the cage is kept passably clean it doesn't matter how ugly it is, and it would be stupid to go buy a fancy cage when there's a decent short term chance of infection and death.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh yeah better wait it for the inflection to spread and slowly kill it like a bitch instead of mercy killing the mouse at the start when he found it. gays.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Next time you stub your toe you better have a nice day just in case.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's really not the same thing, are you a child to make these analogies?

              You accuse OP of playing god then 3 posts later you cry about him not putting an active animal with intact survival instincts to death, because surely you know better than the mouse whether it wants to live.

              The greentext anon isn't me, but I'm glad someone else her has a functioning brain.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The mouse does not have any open wounds. I do not think he has an infection. He is also doing better and better every day. He will probably have permanent nerve damage, but he can live a long and happy life in spite of that. Also

            The idiot OP wants to play God and be praised for 'saving' a little mouse, but refuses to even have it checked by a vet or to call a rescue that can tell what the best thing to do is, if anything to know the general health condition and if it needs meds, at least painkillers.
            I don't think the poor thing will survive for a long time in a shitty improvised cardboard box.

            it's a plastic tub, it's bigger than every pet cage I saw in the store, and he has plenty of space to burrow. He likes it here.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He was very frazzled in the OP pic, but his fur has smoothed out. He looks much healthier

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The idiot OP wants to play God and be praised for 'saving' a little mouse

        >projecting this much

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't that chinese?

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I respect your altruism. May the mouse greet you at the gates of heaven, OP.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How does he act toward you? How do you go about moving him around?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He mentioned that he moves the mouse by shaking the box.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mouse has still definitely got some wobbles, but overall he seems much healthier than the first two days. His eyes are more open and alert, and he was tunneling all over his cage, not just sitting in one corner like the first night. Seems to have a bit more energy as well.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like he figured out how to compensate and can move much quicker now. Looks like he might have gotten bopped pretty hard and might have a little brain damage. If he lives hes definitely your pet for good.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah. The bedding helps too, gives him support on the sides.

        The Nile is river in Egypt.

        moron I know this mouse will probably be permanently damaged, I'm not denying that. But at this point I'm near 100% sure he's not going to die from his injuries. I'd rather have a retarded mouse than a dead one.

        How does he act toward you? How do you go about moving him around?

        He's not scared of me if I'm near the cage, but if my hand gets within about a foot of him he gets nervous. I've only cleaned his cage once, when I did that he was in the cardboard tube so he was easy to remove. I put him in a small cardboard box while I cleaned the cage.

        Now that he's more active, I might need to get gloves and pick him up to remove him. We'll see.

        He mentioned that he moves the mouse by shaking the box.

        Kek

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why would you say the gamer word? I could get you 3 days off if I wanted to do it.

          I got 3 days off for calling out the Chinese who eat anything that movies in pangolin thread.
          I bet the janny was angry bug men. Chinese are the worst offenders when it comes to ruining the environment and animal cruelty, yet calling them out gets you 3 days off. I bet this gets me 3 days off. I hope China gets nuked. No one there has souls and morals.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nobody gets banned for saying moron on Wauf, not even on Wauf

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You wanna give it a try? That sounds like complete bullshit to me. I didn't even use c slur for when they banned me for calling out the chow meins.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nobody gets banned for saying moron on Wauf, not even on Wauf

                I got banned for posting a picture of my dog in a 'post of picture of your dog' thread the other day. I feel like it depends on how shitty of a day the janny is having

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Depends on how many time they were reminded they will never be a woman.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I totally did, funny enough it's when I was mocking retards who keep spamming black people in monkey threads.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oh yeah i did get banned for 3 days for calling wasps morons

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I've been 3-dayed for:
              Posting in a porn thread on Wauf (just a response to another anon's question, nothing ban worthy :/ )
              Posting in an art thread on Wauf
              Posting in a 4chan bait thread on Wauf
              Posting a cropped face from porn on Wauf
              Asking for anime reccomendations on /a/
              Complaining about how jannies on the porn boards let there be 10-15 different threads up for 1 fetish.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I've been 24-hoursed for replying with a seinfeld meme in Wauf just because the picture happened to have constanza colored like twilight sparkle from my little pony

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I have been banned for that multiple times on Wauf. I’ve also been banned on Wauf for talking about Asians and how they treat animals, and from /int/ for comparing Russians and Serbians to melanin enriched individuals.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >better to "save" an animal that will now live the rest of its life as a cripple in miserable unceasing pain and debilitation because you can virtue signal on Wauf instead of just putting it out of its misery

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You accuse OP of playing god then 3 posts later you cry about him not putting an active animal with intact survival instincts to death, because surely you know better than the mouse whether it wants to live.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Nile is river in Egypt.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mouse update incoming. I'm generating the webm now...

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      geez that took forever

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I fucking love you OP, the world would be a utopia if everyone was like you tbh.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this.

      If he truly cared he would have taken it to the vet, or let nature take it natural course and let the cat finish the job. That mouse will either die soon from the pain or die in the wild from being a cripple.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        My cat is retarded, it would have taken him 2 hours to kill it. And vets don't treat wild animals, especially not wild mice.

        I doubt he's going to die soon, he's continued to eat and has already lasted a few days. Surely if he were going to die it would have happened in the first 48 hours.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Vid from last night of him sniffing some almond butter cracker

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn't it need to have its wound treated? It's gonna get infected
      I don't know what domestic mice need, but why don't you take it to a vet if you intend to make it your own pet?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Doesn't it need to have its wound treated? It's gonna get infected
        As far as I can tell, there are no open wounds.

        >I don't know what domestic mice need, but why don't you take it to a vet if you intend to make it your own pet?
        The issue with this is that this isn't a domestic mouse, it is a deer mouse. Vets typically won't treat wild animals, and also there's not much they can do for a mouse anyway. They are too small to be put in a cast, and too small to be safely put under anesthesia. At least that's my understanding of it. I think the best I can do is keep him comfortable, fed, and safe, and allow him as much rest as he needs. Since he hasn't died yet, I think the worst part is over for him, and he will hopefully slowly recover over the next month.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >vets typically don't treat wild animals
          this is true, most of the time they consider normal fancy rats and mice "exotic" and won't treat them. you have to find a specialized vet that may cost more and be way farther away.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Though it's obviously less likely, closed wounds can still become infected. If you happen to have oral antibiotics on hand it might be a good idea to give it a weight appropriate dosis for 3 days, though I wouldn't try injecting it.
          It's also very unrealistic for you to expect it to ever recover if it's a fracture.

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    threads like this give incentive to torture the next cat i catch instead of a quick death

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Get him a plastic or wooden hide from a pet store that he can at least limp into and feel secure. Go ahead and keep the water and food close to it, and like another anon said as he gets better, if he does, make the bedding deeper so he can burrow. I would not expect him to make it, though. Still keep us updated here or in the rat general.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Will keep Wauf updated. He has a cardboard tube right now, he is using that as a hide

      Good news, it is another morning and the mouse is still alive. I saw him poke his head out of the bedding when I changed his water

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Vid from last night of him sniffing some almond butter cracker

        the place looks very nice to him

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      don't worry fren, the mouse is still eating and drinking. even if he's never well enough to go back outside, he'll have a good home and tasty treats

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Current cage setup

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just so you know they like to burrow. Aim for 5-6 inches of bedding and cut a hole in the lid and cover it with hardware cloth. Obviously if you keep him there's more you should do but I'm talking about a minimum for temporary recovery.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, cats are highly specialized killers that target only the weakest parts of the mouse's body.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If he recovers he's going to be fucked for life, like constant pain and unable to walk properly. Probably has an injured spine as well.

      Your cat is a kind of a piece of shit. These little deer mice rarely enter homes that aren't filthy, pock marked with holes and cracks, and full of piles of food and garbage to eat/nest in and if anything, cats outdoors will be the only thing driving them inside - to hide from the cats. Even if you have a dog their scent can drive mice that lived in the bushes outside into looking for safer nests that the dog can't get to.

      Cats and dogs are domesticated retards who don't always have complete and proper predatory instincts, so they fail to kill and consume prey properly when their wild cousins would just gulp shit down. They rely on humans for food and can't really survive except in fragile and rich ecosystems or where humans have created an abundance of fat and docile prey.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        OP here, this. My cat can barely kill bugs. He treats prey as more of a source of entertainment than a source of food. He lightly whacks, stares, nudges with his nose, lightly whacks again...

        He was probably torturing this mouse for 30 minutes or more before I found them

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        OP here, this. My cat can barely kill bugs. He treats prey as more of a source of entertainment than a source of food. He lightly whacks, stares, nudges with his nose, lightly whacks again...

        He was probably torturing this mouse for 30 minutes or more before I found them

        Also, I keep my home fairly clean and free of crumbs. However it is old, and there are probably cracks the mouse could have entered through.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How is it still alive? It's probably suffering like hell, just give it the quickest death possible.
    No, it won't survive outside and it will be an even easier prey.
    But if you're so concerned you might take it to a vet or a rescue while you're at it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Video of how he moves. Clearly injured on his right side, but he's remained active since I got him. He went crazy for the almond butter and crackers. I now have hamster bedding in his cage, so the extra padding makes it easier for him to move without rolling to the side.

      I'm not crazy enough to think he'll survive outside now, but what about in 1 month? I can't kill him, he clearly wants to live. He moves around his cage and eats his food. I have to give him a fighting chance. If his condition worsens and he refuses to eat, I'll put him out of his misery. I don't think a vet would treat a wild animal, and rescues around here barely care about squirrels, much less mice. They would almost certainly euthanize

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit you raised Keanu Reeves. Abort. It won't make it.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I'm afraid I can't do that. This lil bro wants to live

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know anything about mice or small mammals, but big mammals pretty much never recover 100% from major injuries and even if it appears to have recovered completely it's permanently much more likely to reinjure the body part, and necessary movements during flight situations may put more strain on the limb than it can handle. I'd assume it's worse for smaller mammals but again I don't know. Looks like you have you a new pet.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He looks like he has suffered neurologic damage. I dont think he’ll ever recover.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I hope that's not the case and it's just a sprain or break, but you may be right

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          It's probably just confused about suddenly being a cripple.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dude that poor thing is suffering, drop a brick on it. If you had any mercy you would have let your cat finish it off because you're clearly too much of a pussy to do it. It would have gotten around to killing it eventually.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          retard, he's literally fine now. look at the new webms

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Jesus Christ just stomp on this fucking thing and end its pathetic existence.

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