Eye infection/hair loss help

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Eye infection/hair loss help

Post by sacramentomice916 on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 6:41 pm

Hi guys. First time poster here. I recently found a feeder mouse at my work place and instead of my supervisor taking it home to feed to her son's snake, I took it home to save her life and keep it as a pet. I also bought another female mouse for her for companionship. Long story short, I've had both for about a week now and I started noticing the mouse I bought at Petco seems like her eye cannot open all the way. When I take a closer look it seems like there is hair loss near her eye. Both seem healthy and are always running around and on the wheel and eating. But the eye is starting to worry me and I cannot afford to take her to a vet. Any suggestions? I attached some pictures. I have just been using paper shreds as bedding and feeding them the same food as Petco does (Mazuri Rat & Mouse Food). I just cleaned the tank today after about 8 days of having them. Its the right eye thats in question. The other mouse is perfectly fine. Thanks guys

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Re: Eye infection/hair loss help

Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sun 18 Jun 2017, 9:55 pm

I don't know much about eye issues, but I'm going to guess that it's maybe a reaction to the food? Mazuri Mouse and Rat has very high protein - and this high protein can cause problems. On our forum we highly suggest Vitakraft VitaSmart parakeet food. It might seem odd to feed a food meant for another animal, but it actually has a great GA and decent variety.


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