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I can answer questions regarding mice as pets, mouse behavior, color and coat genetics, breeding techniques, and general health questions. I can help with caging and setup, nutrition, social issues, and what to do in most mouse emergencies (such as unplanned litters, injuries, fighting, etc.). I can also assist with questions pertaining to orphaned mouse pups, weaning litters, and questions of mating and birthing. I cannot answer questions about exotic or wild varieties of mice such as spiny or pygmy mice. *****FOR EMERGENCIES, anything requiring immediate medical intervention, PLEASE take your mouse to a professional veterinarian or wildlife rehabilitator who works with mice as soon as possible! IMPORTANT RESOURCES: Raising Orphaned Mice: http://www.rmca.org/Articles/orphans.htm Orphaned Mice Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising Natasha's Your First Mouse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share General Mouse Help: http://www.fancymice.info/ Mouse Info and Exotic Breeds: http://www.hiiret.fi/eng/species/

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2017-03-27 Sick mice:

Hi Jinx,    It sounds like they may have a contagious intestinal parasite or infection, so wet tail is definitely a possibility, but there are other culprits as well.  There is an over the counter medication

2017-03-24 Fighting Girls?:

Hi Bailey,    While I would have expected them to have their social hierarchy sorted by now, it's not that unusual for it to be a little flexible for the first couple of weeks.  As long as they are not

2017-03-23 Possibly sick mouse:

Hi Tajia,    It does sound like she may be ill.  It's actually pretty common for a mouse to come down with symptoms within the first 3-4 weeks, due to the combination of stress from a move (lowers immune

2017-03-20 Adopting a Mouse While having a cold:

No problem!    I'm glad you got your little meeces!  Any kind of big change in environment, like from pet shop or breeder to new home, is stressful in general for mice.  They were likely already pretty

2017-03-17 Adopting a Mouse While having a cold:

Hi Bailey,    I'm sorry for my delayed response.  Did you end up getting your new little friends?  It is safe to adopt mice while you are sick, as it's very unlikely that you would pass the common cold

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