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So I recently bought a little mouse who was recently weaned, and I think he may have hurt his legs. I'm thinking it was because I put her with some older females, and they weren't fighting, but I did notice that the others were sleeping on top of this particular mouse. I've now separated it, and am giving it special care. He's been eating and drinking normally, but he doesn't like to move around a lot (obviestly) She is able to move her legs, but she chooses not to, and she just drags her back legs, while once in awhile using them. They don't seem to be broken either. Is it possible that the legs are just sore and she's just choosing not to use them? Has anyone experienced anything like this before?
 

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How old is it, it may have been weaned too early or in a cage with other babies that they didn't have enough room for muscle development. Or she just may be goofy and will come out of that.
 

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Maybe try to make it do exercises with you and work out those legs like just lightly playing with it.

If there is no swelling, and no cuts, it could be neurological and a vet can't do much in an animal so small
 

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It could be neurological, nerve damage doesn't means paralysis, and I've seen rats that are paralyzed from the waist down heal and walk again. What I mean is that there are different levels of nerve damage.

Anyway, I'm glad that it healed on it's own, it's true that with an animal so small, there is little a vet could do about it, usually just make sure that it's eating and drinking, urinating and defecating and that's about it.
 

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I have found a mouse that my cat found and he did not like it he left it next to me Mind you that it is a field mouse wild but I decided he deserved a second chance so I made a little habitat for him a little bit later I gave him a warm bath and cleaned him to prevent andy thing bad to happen and noticed him dragging his hind legs and struggling so after drying him off I gave him a cradle made from fabric and sat him in it to rest and 3 hours latter he was fine till looked like he was in pain but got used to me I named him Remy and got attached to him he lays on my chest for several hours at a time sleeping and I cant see how this little guy would have been able to service with out me so I feel lucky to have a bond with him my little baby boy<3
 

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I have found a mouse that my cat found and he did not like it he left it next to me Mind you that it is a field mouse wild but I decided he deserved a second chance so I made a little habitat for him a little bit later I gave him a warm bath and cleaned him to prevent andy thing bad to happen and noticed him dragging his hind legs and struggling so after drying him off I gave him a cradle made from fabric and sat him in it to rest and 3 hours latter he was fine till looked like he was in pain but got used to me I named him Remy and got attached to him he lays on my chest for several hours at a time sleeping and I cant see how this little guy would have been able to service with out me so I feel lucky to have a bond with him my little baby boy<3
 
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