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hello
I am desperate to find out what is up with my mouse, I have 2 fancy mice and they are about 3-4 months old, in the last few days the healthier more active of the two has started making these crackly clicking noises, she has always been a chatty little thing but this is a bit more random and I'm worried she might have some sort of respiratory infection? I cant afford much vet treatment but I really care for her, I've searched the internet and I think its either that she's happy or has an infection? its really loud and u can hear her from the other side of the room! what should I do? is she ill?

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Dear Jaz,

Yes she is very sick and could die. But it is an easy fix at the vet. They will give you antibiotics and as long as it isn't too late, she should be fine. Antibiotics really are miracle drugs.

Get her to the vet as fast as possible.

Good luck and good health to her.

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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