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Hi, I own a fancy mouse and he is a fully grown male. I noticed recently one of his eyes look unusual. Its always half closed and now and then theres white stuff around it but not all the time. He had this a week ago and it seemed to go away and back to normal and I thought maybe he just scratched his eye but now its back. He acts normally as he always has though and his other eye is perfectly fine. I'm not sure what it is and I don't know if it hurts and I am unsure if there is something I can do to help. I am worried for him.

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Dear Shara,

He should go to the vet for the correct eye drops. Until then, you can just wipe it with a Q tip or your finger with saline. If you cannot get to a vet, look at the eye drops for people and get one that includes antibiotics. But that is without diagnosis and it is less likely to help than a vet's diagnosis and treatment.

Best of luck to your little boy.

Squeaks,

Natasha  

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

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I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

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B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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