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Post by fancymice on Sun 06 May 2018, 9:40 am

So one of my mice has scruffled fur, there’s no balding patches, but the fur doesn’t look very smooth. I’m scared that her and the other mouse are fighting, but the other mouse has normal fur, and they always sleep snuggled next to each other. It’s usually when she’s sitting or stretching that you can see like spaces between her fur. Is this normal?



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Post by AnonymousMouseOwner on Sun 06 May 2018, 10:22 am

She looks totally normal to me! Your average pet shop fancy mouse will sometimes have sort of "ridges" in the fur by the neck like that when they are stretching their neck downward. And the fact that her fur looks normal when she's not looking down tells me that's what you're seeing.

Mice from show breeders are bred to have their coat continuous with no "ridges", but since pet store mice generally aren't bred for their coats, their coats aren't "perfect".

Edit: For example, here is my Sugar. See how she has ridges in her fur near her neck? That's what you're seeing in your girl right? If so, that's normal Smile


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Post by Jadamouse on Mon 07 May 2018, 1:34 am

yeah, it looks pretty normal to me too Smile

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Post by fancymice on Tue 15 May 2018, 10:16 pm

@AnonymousMouseOwner wrote:She looks totally normal to me! Your average pet shop fancy mouse will sometimes have sort of "ridges" in the fur by the neck like that when they are stretching their neck downward. And the fact that her fur looks normal when she's not looking down tells me that's what you're seeing.

Mice from show breeders are bred to have their coat continuous with no "ridges", but since pet store mice generally aren't bred for their coats, their coats aren't "perfect".

Edit: For example, here is my Sugar. See how she has ridges in her fur near her neck? That's what you're seeing in your girl right? If so, that's normal Smile


Yes, I see those ridges. Okay thank you very much! I'm not as stressed anymore Smile
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Post by fancymice on Tue 15 May 2018, 10:18 pm

@Jadamouse wrote:yeah, it looks pretty normal to me too Smile

Okay thank you Very Happy
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