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Aged mice?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Tapir, Mar 27, 2011.


  1. Tapir

    Tapir PetForums VIP

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    Little Cracker is getting on now, I think she is between 2 and 2.5 years. She is soooo skinny now, yet she is eating fine, pooping fine and is lively in herself. Is this just how they go?
    Any tips to get weight on her, or is it just a matter of time situation?

    Like I say she is a million % in herself.
     
  2. thedogsmother

    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    When Sparkle was a very old girl she lost condition, I managed to get it back on her with egg food and malt paste on top of her normal mix though.
     
  3. Tapir

    Tapir PetForums VIP

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    brilliant thanks TDM, will give it a go :) I've got malt paste in now, and can get some egg food this week :)
     
  4. emihawk

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    Daisy died of illness, but Yoshi and Peach just went without warning, they'd seemed healthy the previous day and then in the morning they were gone. From my few experiences I've had them go peacefully and without warning.
     
  5. Myth

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    Just trawled through my Kintracks to find her date of birth for you...
    (and the other two whilst I was at it !)

    Cracker: 01/09/2009

    Estimated from her age when I got her as I remember - but is pretty much spot on.
    Could be a week out either way but no more than.

    Joke: 25/12/2009
    Minx: 11/02/2010

    (both definite dates as I bred these two)

    Oldies do tend to lose their youthful condition;
    but as you say still 100% in their behaviour and eating drinking pooping.
    Only real change is sleeping a little more I think which is understandable.

    Extra foods are the way I'd go too, but yes I'd say a matter of time
    - how long though is anyones guess.


    My Mrs.Moo went this way but had a peaceful end.
    She simply didn't get up when called one evening, she was forever sleeping.
    Mind you she went on for another 4/5 months
    ( looking a little thinner and a little scruffier than in her youth)
    She was a happy old lady all the way.
     
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