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I got 2 mice 4 weeks ago, both females. One is named raisin and she is Fat with a capital F. She is black and white. And one morning a couple days ago, I checked on them and I found her with a bloody ear and a swollen eye. Both on the right side. She doesn't come out of her hidey-hole when I put my hand in the cage like I used to. I don't think she's pregnet but there might have been a boy mouse in the female mouse cage at the store. I would take her to the vet but I don't know any good vets and I don't have alot of money. Please help! Is she pregnet?

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Hello Sophie,

That does not look good. Some vets have a decent office visit fee. Here, use one of these links to find one:

http://www.aemv.org/vetlist.cfm

https://sites.google.com/site/theratwhisperersusratvetlist/

(if that is not a link, copy and paste into your browser address bar)

http://www.ratfanclub.org/vetref.html


Her change in behavior is likely to be indicative of pain. Give her a drop of children's ibuprofen or Tylenol every 6 hours and see if her behavior changes.

She can't be pregnant. Mice are only pregnant for three weeks. That is a relief. They often do come pregnant.

Best of luck and a speedy recovery 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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