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Pregnant mice scent more?

So I've cleaned out the mouse cage but I've noticed that it smells again after a couple of hours. Do pregnant mice scent their cage more? I have a pregnant mouse and age seems to have a fusty pong compared to the others.


  • _AnnB_AnnB Legacy
    Posts: 161
    I've only ever had a couple of surprise litters from mice who were already pregnant when I bought them home and I can't remember them smelling any worse. There is a uterine infection called pyometra though which can cause a smell and can be very serious so keep a look out for any discharge or signs of Suzie not looking well.

    Male mice do have more of a smell about them, can you be sure all the mice are definitely female?
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    We never noticed Wingnut scenting more before her litter either
  • _Pixie_Pixie Legacy
    Posts: 122
    One of our does would pee in one place where she would be nesting and would cause more of a smell thats the only thing i have noticed, i had to spot clean it daily due to peeing in that one place.
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