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QUESTION: when I brought my two mice home from the store one started to fight the other and was biting jacks tail(we took the biter back and swapped it)jack suffered two bite marks on his tail one healed fine but the other became a white lump on his tail I thought it was a way of healing (like a blister or something)but it hasn't gone away its been there for almost a month now what should I do, is it bad???

ANSWER: Hi Fran,

Could you pleases send me a photo?

Thanks!

Squeaks,

Natasha

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jacks tail
jacks tail  
QUESTION: Heres the best on I have sorry if its blurred his tail twitches when its touched

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Dear Fran,

It is most likely just a scar. I asked a few people including a vet and they agreed.

If these two are living together without continuing to fight you are lucky. It probably means they are litter mates. If they do fight you need to separate them because one male will kill another.

squeaks n giggles,

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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