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It wise to hope for the best and plan for the worst when baby animals are sick. Unless you are in an extremely arid locale, such as the desert southwest of the US, misting her twice daily may be counterproductive. If you are in such a place, be sure that the water is warm and dechlorinated. If you live elsewhere, mist once per day max and be sure to change her water bowl daily, using warm dechlorinated water.

Force-feeding such a small and already traumatized youngster with fragile jaw bones would likely hasten the end. If the problem is MBD, the jaw bones may already be overly soft. Eyes constantly closed is a sign of severe illness.

A vet may be able to give her IV fluids. Proper warmth, water with vitamins, and privacy is about all you can do right now, short of taking her to a vet.

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