I found a baby field vole in the middle of a path in the woods that i thought was dead until I picked it up and it started moving a bit. It nuzzled into the gaps between my fingers for most of the journey back home and has been getting more vocal by clicking and (sort of) squeaking. It has perked up a bit but not enough for me to be happy it will survive.
Does anyone have any ideas or tips as to how to help make sure this creature stays alive before I can release it if I can release it yet?
Update: it died in my hands when it stopped being as active. I'm so sad right now.
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
In reply to Linda257:
It couldn't move on its own at all and it was in the direct sun so I gave it some water from a tiny dropper and it became much more active and didn't leave any water behind. It was nibbling on some grass roots I found it so luckily it was old enough to not depend on the mother (which is probably why it was in the path) and its teeth were well developed. To be fair it might not be a baby just young. Every other rodent i've found not moving much has been nurtured back to good health before I can release it like mice for example.
In reply to Benny C:
it was going to die on its own. That's why I picked it up
In reply to THOMO:
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