Rough First Impressions- Blood on the ear

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Rough First Impressions- Blood on the ear

Post by antant26 on Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:01 pm

Introducing Weasel to some friends did not go as smoothly as I thought. I adopted three mice today from a rescue to be a companion for Weasel, and everything was fine until I came home to see that one of the girls had been bitten on the ear. Upon further investigation, I found `that she also had a small amount of blood on her back, so I separated her from the other three mice including Weasel, and put her in quarantine. I'll probably apply some Neosporin onto her. I also separated Weasel from the colony, as she was probably the aggressor. She's a big feeder mouse next to the three lab mice who are all the same small size, weight, color, and temperament. Weasel probably felt territorial over the fly saucer, as she's going on it crazy right now. The other two, Mouse A and Mouse B for now, are doing ok, but do look like they had a bit of a tussle with Weasel.

Mouse C, the one who is injured, has a small wound on her ear and what looks like a scratch on the back of her ear. She's acting ok, and is grooming herself. Neosporin is probably the best route for now, until I can begin the slow introduction process. I guess Weasel's not used to sharing. Should I put C back in with A and B if they're not the ones who bit her? I'm 90% sure it was Weasel. Hope this wasn't too confusing!

Thanks everyone for your help!

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Re: Rough First Impressions- Blood on the ear

Post by antant26 on Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:56 pm

Update: Angela, previously called mouse C, has been given ointment to her wounds on her ear and back. She is separated from the others, to make sure that the Neosporin plus pain relief won't get groomed off by A and B. Weasel has gone to sleep in her old ten gallon, all is quiet on the mousey front. In one day I went from one cage to three... go figure. Razz Angela is active and eating, but it's been a bit too of an exciting day for her. I hope to put her back with her friends ASAP, when her wounds look better. As for Weasel, once Angela is ok, I'll begin the slow introduction process with neutral territory. But for today, it's dinner and off to bed.

Any other things aside from Neosporin that I should have in my mouse emergency kit? I'm thinking a heating pad and a pipette.

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