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Post by Pet.crazy101 on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 8:24 am

I am aware the title would lead to thinking this should be in the health forum but i already know there is nothing i can really do for here and I didn't feel like what I'm asking belonged in there, anyways one of my mice developed a tumor seeming over night as it wasn't there when I check her before i went to bed,she doesn't seem in pain and she is eating,drinking,running on her wheel and climbing into the hammocks just fine.

My problem is that I'm planning on getting more girls to try and bond with my current ones and I have already made plans with a breeder I found and now I'm not sure I can attempt to bond them with one of my current girls having a tumor.
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It's ok if I can't bond them I have the space,I just want to be 100% safe, also any tips on tumors and how to care for a mouse with one is also greatly appreciated (having a hard time find info on it)

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Post by MouseLover on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 1:46 pm

Hi Pet.crazy101. Sorry to hear about your mouse's tumour Sad It truly sucks when they seem to pop up overnight.

When are you planning on getting your new mice? When you do, it's recommended that you "quarantine" for 3 weeks first, to make sure that you're not introducing any new illnesses or parasites to your current mice. I'd get the new mice, wait 3 weeks for quarantine, and then come back and make a decision. 3+ weeks can sometimes be a long time for a mouse with a tumour. You might find that things have progressed quite rapidly, in which case you might decide to wait for her to pass peacefully before doing any introductions (as it could be stressful for a mouse that's feeling tired and unwell). Or you may find that the tumour has barely grown at all in that time, and that she seems well enough to handle it. It's really up to you, but I would wait and see how she's doing and make your decision based on that.

With regards to caring for a mouse with a tumour, here are my thoughts. Animals that aren't well can sometimes feel more vulnerable and easily stressed, so try and make sure things are really peaceful and as stress-free as possible for her. They will also start to get very tired, as the tumour essentially steals nutrients, and is an added weight for them - so make sure she has extra nutritious food (you could give her a bit of scrambled eggs for example), and as many of her favourite treats as she wants. Your mouse now has a very limited time on this earth, so now is your time to spoil her rotten. If she has a favourite treat, give them to her every day. If she enjoys certain types of toys, or certain mouse activities, make sure everything you give your mice are all her favourites Smile

If a time comes where you've made the decision to have her put to sleep, something I like to do is a kind of going away party. It may sound sad, but I like to give them one last awesome night and throw them a "party". I basically stuff their cage the night before with as much fun stuff as possible, a variety of different treats for a little mouse buffet, I'll even make paper chains or other paper decorations, I'll make new MESs and various activities, and just try and make my mice have the best night ever with their friends for the last time. It's bitter sweet, but if I know it's their last night, I like to make sure they go out with a bang.

Wishing you and your mousey luck. I hope she has many happy days left.

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Post by Pet.crazy101 on Sun 03 Feb 2019, 2:06 pm

@MouseLover wrote:Hi Pet.crazy101. Sorry to hear about your mouse's tumour Sad It truly sucks when they seem to pop up overnight.

When are you planning on getting your new mice? When you do, it's recommended that you "quarantine" for 3 weeks first, to make sure that you're not introducing any new illnesses or parasites to your current mice. I'd get the new mice, wait 3 weeks for quarantine, and then come back and make a decision. 3+ weeks can sometimes be a long time for a mouse with a tumour. You might find that things have progressed quite rapidly, in which case you might decide to wait for her to pass peacefully before doing any introductions (as it could be stressful for a mouse that's feeling tired and unwell). Or you may find that the tumour has barely grown at all in that time, and that she seems well enough to handle it. It's really up to you, but I would wait and see how she's doing and make your decision based on that.

With regards to caring for a mouse with a tumour, here are my thoughts. Animals that aren't well can sometimes feel more vulnerable and easily stressed, so try and make sure things are really peaceful and as stress-free as possible for her. They will also start to get very tired, as the tumour essentially steals nutrients, and is an added weight for them - so make sure she has extra nutritious food (you could give her a bit of scrambled eggs for example), and as many of her favourite treats as she wants. Your mouse now has a very limited time on this earth, so now is your time to spoil her rotten. If she has a favourite treat, give them to her every day. If she enjoys certain types of toys, or certain mouse activities, make sure everything you give your mice are all her favourites Smile

If a time comes where you've made the decision to have her put to sleep, something I like to do is a kind of going away party. It may sound sad, but I like to give them one last awesome night and throw them a "party". I basically stuff their cage the night before with as much fun stuff as possible, a variety of different treats for a little mouse buffet, I'll even make paper chains or other paper decorations, I'll make new MESs and various activities, and just try and make my mice have the best night ever with their friends for the last time. It's bitter sweet, but if I know it's their last night, I like to make sure they go out with a bang.

Wishing you and your mousey luck. I hope she has many happy days left.

thank you very much, hopefully i should get the new girls sometime in the coming week, and i gave her some treats i had on hand this morning and i plan on spoiling her with new stuff as soon as my ankle is healed so i can go to the pet store.

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Post by MerciToujoursMaPetiteBoop on Mon 04 Feb 2019, 7:25 pm

Have you verified the diagnosis with her doctor? Sometimes you hit the lucky jackpot and it turns out to be an abscess -- then draining and flushing takes care of the problem. But an untreated abscess can spread its septic contents into neighboring tissues and through the circulatory system, and then you have real trouble.

So ... just be sure.

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