Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04

A doctor at Arkansas Children’s Hospital said the baby girl suffered severe skin deconstruction “from rat feeding,” and that for the injuries to occur, according to KSLA. The doctor concluded that the parents were either incapacitated or not present when the rodent or rodents continuously bit the girl.

Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04

A doctor at Arkansas Children’s Hospital said the baby girl suffered severe skin deconstruction “from rat feeding,” and that for the injuries to occur, according to KSLA. The doctor concluded that the parents were either incapacitated or not present when the rodent or rodents continuously bit the girl.

Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04

Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04 MAGNOLIA, Ark. -- Two parents are behind bars and their newborn baby needed facial reconstruction surgery after police say she was bitten by rodents around 100 times.

Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04

MAGNOLIA, Ark. — Two Arkansas parents are behind bars after their newborn baby underwent facial reconstruction surgery Monday after being bitten by rodents around 100 times, police said.

Some photos of baby rodents taken on 9-19-04


Babies! If you have just stumbled upon a nest of baby mice, generally found after the mother has been killed by a trap or pet, there are some things you can do before your wildlife rehabilitator arrives. Obtain a small box and line it with loose rags. Make sure the cloth strips have no uncut fibers that could tangle around the baby’s legs. A heating pad or warm bottle of rice should be placed in contact with the abandoned rodent. Watch the temperature! Something tolerable to the touch of your hand may be too hot for a newborn mouse. Eighty to a hundred degrees is the ideal temperature for a mouse nest.Ideally, a wildlife rehabilitator will take over the feeding of the baby mouse before you have to get involved with mixing actual formula or burning the midnight oil feeding the little guys. A rehabilitator will administer kitten milk replacer, diluted twice the regular consistency, every two hours until the baby rodent’s eyes open. Kitten milk replacer must be watered down because the infant’s throats are so small, regular formula is too dense to pass into the stomach without causing choking.How can I tell if aspiration has occurred? You can tell when a baby rodent has aspirated if a fluid bubble appears out of the nose while feeding. If this happens, immediately turn the baby upside down to prevent any more fluid from draining into the lungs. If such a young mouse has aspirated, it will be unlikely to survive. You can prevent most cases of aspiration by holding the baby mouse vertical while feeding. Wild animals should never been held on their backs like human infants.The baby was taken to the hospital for severe and “excessive rodent bites” to her body, including her arms, hands, face, head and fingers, authorities said. She underwent facial reconstruction surgery to treat a wound on her head, the Democrat-Gazette reports.