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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Im really worried, as you saw in an earlier post one of my mice has developed a tumor, and the vet says he cant operate as it would cause too much distress for the mouse.

I have just noticed that another of my mice have developed a lump to, under its right back leg. Im really concerned that im doing something wrong as now two of them have tumors? I clean their cage every 3 days, and give them plenty of excersise, I also feed them a standard mouse food with extra vegetables as treats. Could they be allergic to something? Im just really worried im doing something wrong as im a first time mouse owner! they both seem fine in themselves! if anyone can offer me any advise please do so!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2009, 12:46 PM
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If you got them from the pet shop is it most likely inbreeding that is causing the health problems. Since most mice you get at the pet store are meant for snake food, not pets.





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I got them from the pet store, but they were advertised as fancy mice for pet keeping, but they are all from the same litter so that could suggest that its inbreeding ive only had them since may this year!


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Yeah I think that they are probably inbreed. To my knowledge fancy mice are pretty much just the nice looking mice from the feeder pile.





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I know I've read female mice are prone to breast cancer, :/
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thats aweful! they shouldnt sell them to people who want them as pets! ive grown really attached to them already it upsets me to think that they might be in pain and im probably going to loose them soon


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That is why if you want good quality PET mice you should get them from a breeder.





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Yea I think I will, at least ive given them a good life so far instead of them being snake food but its still really sad to see them with huge lumps on them. Im really worried im doing something wrong with them.


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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Im not sure how old they were when I got them but ive had them since March so at least 9 months I would imagine! not very old at all for mices. They both seem fine still but its heartbreaking to know I might loose them soon and theres nothing I can do about it


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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-28-2009, 02:29 AM
 
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Probably inbred a bit too much.
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