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Post by MooMouse Sun 04 Sep 2016, 6:04 pm

I'm just wondering what a *healthy* weight for a male mouse would be. Rogue weighs 2.3 ounces and is 6 months old, would he be considered overweight?
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Post by CallaLily Sun 04 Sep 2016, 6:12 pm

It depends on how he's built. A picture would help more, if you're worried.

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Post by MooMouse Sun 04 Sep 2016, 6:29 pm

Here is one picture, I can try to get a better one once I am with him

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Post by CallaLily Sun 04 Sep 2016, 6:58 pm

He looks a little bit pudgy from that angle but nothing I would worry about.

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Post by River Sun 04 Sep 2016, 7:35 pm

Like Calla said, he definitely looks a bit pudgy. However, keep in mind, like people, some mice are just naturally chubby and remain perfectly healthy despite this. It's not something to worry about; he's not morbidly obese or anything.

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Post by MouseLover Sun 04 Sep 2016, 8:11 pm

As long as he has a healthy diet, and doesn't get too many treats - don't worry too much. Some mice are natural chubsters lol

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Post by CinnamonPearl Mon 05 Sep 2016, 7:09 am

How many grams is he? That's usually how mice are weighed. He looks in his 40s to me.

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Post by MooMouse Mon 05 Sep 2016, 7:15 am

Haha, yes he is definitely a bit chubby. But he eats good parakeet food, has a mealworm once a week, and a vegetable 1-2 times per week (I want to increase this to 2-3 soon). He also has a few cheerios and some oats daily, so I don't think I'm overfeeding him really.

Cinnamon Pearl- He is 2.3 ounces, that is 65 grams, according to google

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Post by Brynne Tue 06 Sep 2016, 3:34 am

Oh, how cute!

My mouse, Eliza, is running on one of those purple wheels right now. I put a cloth-covered hair elastic between the back and the stand, but it still makes a clunky noise.

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Post by MooMouse Tue 06 Sep 2016, 5:59 am

@Brynne wrote:Oh, how cute!  

My mouse, Eliza, is running on one of those purple wheels right now. I put a cloth-covered hair elastic between the back and the stand, but it still makes a clunky noise.  

Haha, thanks!

I actually hope to get to PetCo sometime this week to pick up a 6.5in silent spinner in replace of the comfort wheel. It was fine when he was a small mouse but now he is too big for it!

The sound you are hearing could be the wheel itself wobbling a bit as the mouse runs. I used this trick: https://youtu.be/5CDCZk3chj4. It helps with a lot of the noise for me Smile
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