Part of the Pack
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern California
fat mouse- any suggestions?
Hank is so big and cute, but i'm worried about his health. I was able to look at his feet today, and saw that they looked like they had owies, probably from carrying so much weight. His coat is kind of dull looking, and he had some sores that I originally thought were from fighting with another mouse, but the more I think about it, the more I think its like bedsores, from not being able to clean himself that well. I mean, he's not morbidly obese or anything, but he is definitely overweight.
He has a wheel in his cage, and I let him out a few times a day to run around on my bed, so he gets some exercise. Right now he's eating Kaytee Fortidiet, which I know isn't the best, but its the only block that Petco carries, and I'd rather go with a block than a seed mix. What else should I be doing for him? Should I try a homemade diet instead? I just want him to be healthy and happy.
4 cats: Radar, Oscar, Mackintosh, Qwilleran
1 dog: Daphne
3 rabbits: Barbarella Bunny. DC's Lucy, Ricky
1 daddy-long leg spider: Spidey
8 assorted tarantulas
1 madagascar hissing cockroach: Lady
1 ball python: Eve
1 corn snake: Charisma
1 California kingsnake: Honey
1 tortoise: Charlie
2 Mali Uromastyx: Nick and Nora