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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question One red eye, is it damaged?

I just found a wild mouse, as you may have seen in my other post, and hes opened his eyes. One is black and one is red. Is this anything to worry about? Is it damaged? How would I be able to tell if it is?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 02:17 PM
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While it is uncommon it isnt a problem, you get mice with red eyes and mice with black eyes, this one has both, it has a name but I cant remember it, lol
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odd-eye is the name,

but it's really weird that you found a wild odd-eye mouse... it's an uncommon mutation in the pet world, amazing that you found a wild one.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-11-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Theres no damage? I dont know where he came from i just found him on the floor, i think they bed in the insulation in the ceiling. but if he fell and whatever he would have been dead due to damage in his heah right? so theres nothing to worry about?
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I don't know... I just find it so weird that a wild mouse would be odd-eye.. I don't know how the genetics for that work... and can't find a pic of a mouse, but here is an odd-eyed rat so you can see what they look like:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kizmitten/3255526686/

There's even a page in the standards for rats, I can't find anything on the standards for mice, but on some colors they do mention that "odd-eye is accepted"

http://www.afrma.org/ratsoe.htm

It is such a rare mutation that I find it really strange that you found a wild one. He is wild colored and everything?
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Yes he is 100% wild, 2 weeks old now. Sadly we have them in our house/garage. And thats what his eye looks like like the one in the pic of the rats.

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I know you say 100% wild but is it possible one of his parents were an escaped captive bred or even further back the line somewhere?
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I know you say 100% wild but is it possible one of his parents were an escaped captive bred or even further back the line somewhere? They could have been carrying the odd-eye gene
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Well, by 100% i meant that he was wild and not bought or domesticated.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-12-2009, 03:16 PM
 
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But, what color is his fur? I'm also thinking about him being the offspring of an escaped fancy mouse... I just can't think of a wild odd-eye mouse... wild albino, yeah, wild cinnamon, yeah... wild black... yeah... but wild odd-eye... it's just too rare...
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I just wiped some blood out of his eye as i caught him scratching it... I guess it is damaged. But why and what do I do for it? And hes brown and grayish black.
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maybe put a photo on flickr or something and post the link for us to see. the people here know too much and will probably be able to tell you if there may or may not be fancy in the line somewhere.

i think the same as what other people have said. odd-eye is far too rare to be found in a wild mouse. wierd.


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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-13-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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If you suspect the eye is damaged I'd take him to a vet. He can asses your mouse and tell you if the mouse is injured or blind, or if he's really an odd-eyed mouse. etc.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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His red eye turned to normal color and he just had a white thin line on it at the cut. But he seemed to function fine.
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