My dear little mouse Minnie (the black/white one) has suddenly become chubby in just a few days. I thought it might have been because i gave her to many biscuit treats, as i was taming her and finally got her to just walk up into my palm..
But when i feel her back, it feels "boney" as if she is to thin, yet her tummy is rather big. And it looks like there is a little bold spot around the neck but nothing much.
She seems very hungry, and don't excersize much (when i can see it, that is).
But she always comes to me when my hand is in the cage, and i can now just easily pick her up. A little strange compared to my other little mouse Gro, who runs away at first but then slowly comes back to sniff a little bit.
Can mice get a swollen stomach when they are underfeed? They are very picky at what they eat, and more than half of what i give them of the mousefood (some special mix for mice from a pet store), they wont eat (regardles of the size of the portion).
A picture I just took of her:
compared to one several weeks old: