VERY old mouse. Please explain?

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VERY old mouse. Please explain?

Post by TinyAngels on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:29 am

I have a black mouse called Nyx. She is five years old. Now, I know a lot of you won't believe me, but I have celebrated all five of her birthdays. It would be highly appreciated if someone who takes me seriously could try and explain how she could possibly live that long.

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Re: VERY old mouse. Please explain?

Post by CallaLily on Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:38 pm

Is she from a very good breeder or perhaps wild or wild lines?  If not, incredible luck? Confused  Laughing

I'm part of a group on Facebook where there are a few who claim they've had mice that have lived well over the average lifespan. I believe a few of them have been said to reach a similar age as yours or at least close.

Edit to add: Here's a thread where I shared an article about some very old mice. https://www.petmousefanciers.com/t443-oldest-mice-in-the-world?highlight=oldest Not an answer, but interesting. Smile

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Re: VERY old mouse. Please explain?

Post by TinyAngels on Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:59 pm

I got her from a PetSmart when she was extremely tiny. I don't know how old she was then. I celebrated the "arrival day" I think she's nearing the end of her life now. Her mouth has twisted up on one side almost up to her eye, and her eye straight to her mouth has a deep, furless, often raw groove. Like a sick one-sided Joker smile. I'm worried it might interfere with her eating.

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Re: VERY old mouse. Please explain?

Post by Rodents rock! on Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:34 pm

@TinyAngels wrote:I got her from a PetSmart when she was extremely tiny. I don't know how old she was then. I celebrated the "arrival day" I think she's nearing the end of her life now. Her mouth has twisted up on one side almost up to her eye, and her eye straight to her mouth has a deep, furless, often raw groove. Like a sick one-sided Joker smile. I'm worried it might interfere with her eating.

I wonder if her mouth is twisted on one side from a stroke?

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Re: VERY old mouse. Please explain?

Post by TinyAngels on Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:29 am

I doubt it. The condition started with mucus in her eye. Then her eye lost a large ring of fur around it and she frewuently screatched it raw and/or bloody. Then, her mouth started twisting. It was very gradual and other than the obvious disfigurement and blinfness in the affected eye, she shows no signs of hindrance or even pain.

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Re: VERY old mouse. Please explain?

Post by scaredymouse on Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:38 am

Hard to believe, yes.  Impossible, no!  How remarkable to have a mouse that old!  I had a mouse just shy of 3 years old and boy was she worse for wear.  So i can only imagine how rough your poor sweet little lady is.  I dont know what would cause that mouth/eye problem.  Strange.

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Re: VERY old mouse. Please explain?

Post by TinyAngels on Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:43 pm

Okay. We've officially reached the point where she can't eat. I've been giving her her normal food mixed with milk and put in a blender. Any other ideas?

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