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Hello, I currently have four pet mice. All seem to be doing great, except for one. They are all females; this one was doing fine until I saw her about a day ago with a giant red bulge coming out of her butt. I thought she was trying to poop, but it's still like that and it's been about a day and a half. I'm worried her intestines might be coming our or something. She seems to be functioning normally, eating properly, popping normally, etc. It's a huge red bulge, and she tracks blood with her wherever she walks. I'm very concerned, please help.

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Hi Audrey,

She needs a vet's  attention ASAP. This isn't something you can cure at home.

You need to find a vet trained in either "exotics" or "pocket pets."  Cat and dog vets do not know mice, whether they think they do or not.

I wish her the very best of luck and health.

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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