Below are pictures of him where I found him in the trunk, next to a walnut, and about a week later, perhaps 2-3 weeks old, wrapped in a little towel that I hold him in when giving him formula.
He grew well! As you can see below. The bottom pictures are of him at about 5 weeks old. See the walnut for scale!
However, I've had to stop accepting mice, or at least the kinds of mice that want to live in houses. Why? Well, a young volunteer managed to let a few go when
she was changing their cage last year, and now Wild Things has a serious mouse problem! (below picture shows a pile of nuts they found and stashed in a drawer in the wildlife rehab room!) I've been trying to catch and release them, but my old house seems a pretty easy place for them to find their way back into!
I believe in non-prejudiced wildlife rehab and that every animal deserves a chance, however I had to make this compromise at the request of the other people who share the house. My housemates already put up with a lot, so I guess it was a reasonable request. However, I am so happy to help other people rehab mice! This year I had quite a few mice finders successfully raise and release mice that they found. They brought them here for checkups and I was so happy that other people were willing to look after these cute little guys!