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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Maybe my mouse id sterile?

My mouse Pie is confusing the crap out of me. I took my mice to the vet and he said that my females were infertile (they're about a year and a half old), but he never said much about Pie, just that it was healthy. Now...I'm really confused.....because Pie is now MONTHS old and has a large gap between his/her two openings (almost a full centimetre), yet no sacs. I've also never seem him/her display any male tendancies. Is this a male mouse, just sterile from reckless petstore inbreeding, or is it actually a female? I've never paid attention to it before, but there are NO bulges whatsoever. I'm so confused now...
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2006, 10:27 AM
 
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Are there teats? Male mice do not have teats. I can usually find the ones right next to the genetals if it is a female. You can also try comparing the gap between him/her with your females. If it is larger then it probably is a male.
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if the mouse has no nipples then the testes have never descended and so its a sterile male..that would explain the gap between the two openings


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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-09-2006, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well it (she?) has nipples, but there's still a HUGE gap between both openings. I'm talking about a whole centimetre too. That's what's got me so confused. I'm starting to think that it's just a female that developed funny....I dunno....SO confused. Also, the nipple thing doesn't mean too much to me, I've had male mice with visible nipples before. ARGH, I just want to know if it's a boy or a girl!
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a male with nipples? how wierd...must be confusing indeed..but then again i have seen female mice try to hump other female mice


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a male with nipples? how wierd...must be confusing indeed..but then again i have seen female mice try to hump other female mice
Female mice will mount other females when they are in heat and also for dominance and males will mount other males.

Male mice can also "suck in" their goolies sometimes.I know it sounds gross,but this can confuse some people.





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No, unfortunately, i didn't think of taking a pic of his/her behind and I don't have a camera...I've just decided to accept that I don't know it's gender. Sweet mouse, and beautiful coat... the IMPOSTRANT thing is, even if Pie were with fertile females, no 'harm' could be done. I know for sure that he/she's not hiding any tidbits...they're just not there...lol
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tidbits....lol


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lol, yep...well I got a good laugh at goolies
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lol, yep...well I got a good laugh at goolies
I know,tis funny.I don't even remember where I got that from,but thats what I call their "bits".Everyone seems to have a different name for them!!




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lol...they look like two big marbles attached to a tiny little kiwi of a mouse


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