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Gina wrote at 2012-12-14 00:15:51
Thanks Tam.  You helped my little girl out with her mouse too.  She has had Cutey for a year and a half, and although Cutey's leg is swollen (identical to this mouse) she is active, spritely, happy and eating.  She is our eldest mouse and we'd like her to stay nice and comfotable forever.  


virginia wrote at 2017-01-12 18:07:57
i have a female mouse who is now 4 years old, she went through a patch of fighting with lice and mites, this got very bad, because she would travel to my ex's house with my daughter ,she came back with her ears and the back of the neck raw and dug up from her scratching all the time, as soon as i saw it, we started treatments with lice and mite ,flea treatments for mice, she finally after a month or so has a full coat back and ears are healthy and growing the tips back. yesterday we changed her cage "which we do every few days, because she has medication in her water bottle which drips on her bedding" when we took her out she had this same lump your taking about on her hind leg up on the hip joint, its hard but moves a bit when you touch it, it doesnt hurt her or slow her down, she recently lost her cage buddy which was another "pet shop mouse" who was also 4 years old, my daughter is very upset by her babies state and im wondering if those are the only two things that it could be? either a tumor or abscessed. because this popped up within a three day period , thats how often we change her cage and water. and is there any homeopathic remedy that could help?  


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I can answer questions regarding mice as pets, mouse behavior, color and coat genetics, breeding techniques, and general health questions. I can help with caging and setup, nutrition, social issues, and what to do in most mouse emergencies (such as unplanned litters, injuries, fighting, etc.). I can also assist with questions pertaining to orphaned mouse pups, weaning litters, and questions of mating and birthing. I cannot answer questions about exotic or wild varieties of mice such as spiny or pygmy mice. *****FOR EMERGENCIES, anything requiring immediate medical intervention, PLEASE take your mouse to a professional veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator who works with mice as soon as possible! IMPORTANT RESOURCES: Raising Orphaned Mice: http://www.rmca.org/Articles/orphans.htm Orphaned Mice Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising Natasha's Your First Mouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share General Mouse Help: http://www.fancymice.info/ Mouse Info and Exotic Breeds: http://www.hiiret.fi/eng/species/

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I have enjoyed the companionship of mice nonstop since 2004, and spent a year caring for them in a lab where I learned a great deal about their breeding, social needs, and health. I spent a few years breeding them, specifically working with albinos, marked mice, angora mice, and satins. My education never stopped - I am learning something new every day from current and well-established research thanks to the wonderful folks at the Jackson Laboratory, as well as from my wonderful mousey friends online. I also love learning from my terrific questioners here on AllExperts - you folks keep my passion for these amazing animals alive and well!

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East Coast Mouse Association - expired, American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association - expired

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Partial University for a B.S. in Microbiology, Partial University for a 2-year degree in Veterinary Technology (RVT cert), C.E. classes in pathogens, aseptic technique, genetics, and applications

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