Pet mouse having strange symptoms - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Mouse & Rat Discussion Twitching whiskers, tiny paws, and all else mouse or rat related.

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
Pet mouse having strange symptoms

Was wondering if anyone has seen this before?

I went to feed my mice today and noticed my mouse, Mitsy's back was very "hunched", and shes never had one of those hunched backs before. It seemed to appear over night...almost looks like a lump on her back or something. And right above her tail (below the "lump"), her back looks almost sunken in. She was looking and acting absolutely fine as of yesterday

Even stranger, Mitsy has ALWAYS been skittish and runs into her house at the sight of a human. She is too scared to even sniff my fingers. So today, I reached my hand in her cage and she ran right into my hand! That is VERY unlike her. i'd never even held her before in the 9 months ive had her because she runs away from me every time. When she was in my hand, she was very very calm and that is also not like her. She is usually very spastic and very fast moving. She literally just sat in the palm of my hand not moving for half an hour. I gave her some food in my hand and she ate all of it (also not like her. would never even take food out of my hand in her cage). im not sure why the sudden personality change and the sudden hunch back.
Has anyone seen this before? Could she be acting abnormal because she is in pain possibly?
LE88 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2012, 09:36 AM
Playful Pup
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Split, Croatia
Posts: 31
Is she alone in the cage? If not how many mice and which gender are with her in the cage? It seems to me, she came to you for protection...
bluedreamer is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2012, 06:09 PM
Adolescent Pup
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 117
How old is your mouse?

Talamos is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2012, 02:00 AM
Newborn Pup
rylysratties's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: utah
Posts: 25
she might have gotten hurt from another mousey or cancer is huge in rodents i would google lumps in mice and compare pictures
rylysratties is offline  

back, lump, mouse, sick

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome