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I have had my mouse cheesers for about 7months now i don't know if I'm just being protective of my mouse or if there's something wrong with her her symptoms are mild sneezing about 4-5 times in a time period of about 30 minutes to an hour but my main worries are that her breathing looks almost like a fast pulse and that she shakes a little but her breathing is not noisy and she does sleep a little bit longer than she used to but when she wakes up she eats drinks and runs in her wheel and exercises just like normal please respond back quickly that way if there's a problem i can get it handled before it spirals out of control and i lose my buddie

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Dear Cole,

Get her a vet appointment. She probably has a mild respiratory infection, but they can turn deadly very fast. The vet may give you Baytril, or Baytril and amoxicillin, depending on how sick she seems. Even though she will seem well after a few days, continue the medication for the entire 10-14 days.

If you are not going to be able to  get to a vet, write back right away and I will help you out; but the vet is always the best way to go.

Best of luck and health to little Cheesers.

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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