I found an orphaned baby rat, they're small enough that their eyes aren't even open yet, and I don't want to let the little thing die, but I only have access to cow's milk, and I can't go anywhere to get any other formula or something. Can I use said cows milk? And how would I feed them?

  • So how did you do?
    – Picard
    Jul 23, 2020 at 18:47

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You will want to feed the baby rat kitten milk replacement formula, or a soy based human replacement formula (see link) The best way to feed is every 3-4 hours using a very small plastic syringe.

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