What is this? (animal-related)

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A friend of mine found this
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She said she found it on her sidewalk and it was freezing cold, and hardly moving, and she took it in because of how helpless it looked and because she loves and takes care of animals. Whatever it is; it fits in the palm of her hand, but she doesn't know if its a baby mouse, rat, or squirrel; not even spica (an animal place) knows.

I'm going to take suggestions from people here on what this is and how she can take care of it.
 
Come on, man. This is serious. No funny jokes, alright?
 
But this is a serious discussion. Can't you guys do that. Or I'm going to delete this thread.
 
Ok, in all seriousness, it could be a baby chihuahua of the toy breed. Or the ever popular naked mole rat.
 
Maybe it's a baby opossum.
 
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I thought it was a possum too when I first saw it. Maybe your friend could take it to a vet or pet store and see if the people there can identify it for sure.
 
I'm pretty sure it's a newborn opossum. If she wants to take care of it she should keep it warm with a heating pad and feed it (with a medicine dropper) replacement puppy milk that they sell at pet stores or Wal-Mart. Poor thing :[
 
Could be a squirrel. Tell your friend to take it to the vet.
 
I found this... probably good advice to follow even if it isn't a possum, as it's likely something closely related to them anyway.

http://www.opossum.org/orphans.htm

Note: Other species that have no fur can be mistaken for opossums and vice versa. It is unusual for hairless opossums to be found anywhere except in the mother's pouch. Infant opossums do not squeak or mewl, their only cry is a sneezing sound (CHH! CHH!). If they are pink, their mouths may be closed except for a small opening directly under the nose. If the pinky animal that you have found was laying in the yard, or has a high pitched cry, or opens its mouth wide, it is probably not an opossum, but these first aid instructions will aid any small pinky mammal until you can get help.
 
I'm pretty sure it's a newborn opossum. If she wants to take care of it she should keep it warm with a heating pad and feed it (with a medicine dropper) replacement puppy milk that they sell at pet stores or Wal-Mart. Poor thing :[

:wow: You...you're back?
 
A friend of mine found this
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She said she found it on her sidewalk and it was freezing cold, and hardly moving, and she took it in because of how helpless it looked and because she loves and takes care of animals. Whatever it is; it fits in the palm of her hand, but she doesn't know if its a baby mouse, rat, or squirrel; not even spica (an animal place) knows.

I'm going to take suggestions from people here on what this is and how she can take care of it.

How about bringing it to the SPCA? Isn't that what they do, take care of animals? Up until they kill them anyways.
 
Upon first glance, it looks like a rat or a mouse. The picture with it in your hand indicates that it's larger, so it probably a rat or a squirrel. Definitely a rodent though. Very young too, good luck with it.
 
Mystery baby! Wish her luck, it's not easy keeping little ones that tiny alive :hrt:
 

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