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Selina
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Hi Natasha,
I was handling Selina the today and I noticed a kind of rumbling sound coming from her when she got really close. At first I thought it was just her sniffing things out, but then I thought I heard her sneeze a few times....She seems pretty active and I still see her eating and drinking regularly...
Do you think she is sick? should we be worried?

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Hi Ed,

Rather than worry, bring her to the vet. A healthy mouse is a quiet mouse. She probably needs a course of antibiotics. My guess is the vet will give you some Baytril; I recommend no less than 2 weeks. Vets tend to underestimate the time-- and then they see the mouse again when it gets sick, which isn't exactly on purpose, perhaps, but is not in the best interests of the mouse.

Let me know if this isn't possible and I can help you out. But the absolute best thing for Selina is to go to the vet.

Best of luck and 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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