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Post by vansssa on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 11:17 am

my mouse, lola, grew a white dot on her forehead. she acts completely healthy and fine. eats plenty of food, drinks lots of water, loves running on her wheel and also coming out and going around to explore. shes a really sweet mouse but im just so puzzled by her new friend. is this safe? should i take her to the vet? her cage mate, nova, (i have 3 mice its just that i have to seperate the third one due to cage aggression sadly. if the reintroduction doesnt work out i will have do the neccessary to ensure i dont only have a pair of mice! dont worry!) is extremely healthy and energetic. she also loves eating n drinking and exercises a lot. theyre both really healthy..not skittish at all so im a bit confused as to why she grew this funny dot. pictures included

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Post by River on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 11:49 am

Is it a bump or just white fur? If it's just white fur, I wouldn't worry at all. Mice can change the color of their fur as they molt, but it's usually more prominent in colors like brindle, siamese, or self black. One of my girls has changed her brindle markings three times already and I've only had her since late December.


If it's a bump, I don't really know...seems like a weird place for a tumor, but it could be an abscess if you mentioned cage aggression. If she was injured there it can happen. I'll leave that to someone else, though.

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Post by Blessed on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 2:32 pm

Hi, Vanessa! Welcome to PMF!! Two Thumbs

Your lady is beautiful! Mice can change color a bit, as @River mentioned. And being just one little spot, it seems weird, but I'd imagine it's possible. How long have you had her? And it really does like fur, in my opinion. Smile

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Post by Rodents rock! on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 8:02 pm

I agree with River and Blessed, if it's just her fur that changed color, it's nothing to worry about. I just can't tell from the photo if it's fir or a growth. Can you clarify this for us? By the way, she is beautiful!
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Post by scaredymouse on Fri 23 Feb 2018, 4:33 pm

My Delilah grew a white spot on her head.... she was a dark grey mouse. I'm told that it is caused by molting. Nothing to worry about but it's permanent!

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Re: my mouse grew a white dot on her forehead

Post by vansssa on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 8:05 am

hi!! i checked on the white dot and its just fur, thank you so much everyone for all your concerns!!! i really appreciate it! its a great experience especially for my first time on this forum

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Post by Peachy on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 10:44 am

She's adorable! This reminded me of a girl that got a weird little streak on her face that looked like a tear.  I totally forgot about her!! Mice and their coats can be so very interesting.

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