hey haven't been on here for a while, been busy with all my pets etc!
quick update...in Oct I rescued 3 male mice, in Nov, Coco got ill and passed away due to what the vet thought was a chest infection.
he was the dominant one, so Coffee and Cookie started fighting for the boss vacancy...so had to split them up.
around jan/feb time Cookie got mites and had lots of visits to the vets...the mites got treated via oral medicine. but, his skin was still red and scabby from where he'd been itching.
since then, hes been back and forth to the vets and has tried oral medicines, creams and now on a gel. none of which have made any difference, and maybe some has made it skin worse, as now he has only part of his ears.
he hasn't been back to the vets for a few weeks now as the gel he's on now is basically last resort.
so I've kind of been in the tricky situation of what to do next. he looks awful (appearance wise) but most days he runs around normally and eats/drinks/poops normally. he doesn't go on his wheel anymore though (maybe as his balance is bad due to missing parts of his ears). although he still scratches now and again and sometimes squeaks as he does it so it must hurt.
and literally just 5mins ago when he was out for his play, he'd obviously tried to nibble/lick a sore bit on his back...he got his skin stuck on his tooth and starting squeaking. after panicking and nearly crying I managed to get hold of his and gently unhook his skin from his tooth.
I've asked him please don't try that again, because if he does it when he's in his cage I may not be there to help! (although I will be checking him more regularly)
sorry for the essay guys but i'd appreciate some advice on what to do next! I wish he could talk so I knew what to do!
thanks in advance