Chewing Gum has a tumor [I'm assuming]. She's my first mouse so I haven't seen one before and could be wrong.
I don't know when it got there. It wasn't there last week when I cleaned the cage. I didn't see it when I fed them two days ago. I held her today while feeding and saw it.
That was less than 30 minutes ago. Most of the time between now and then was sitting on the edge of the bed next to their cage and waiting for her to come back out of her hut so I could see again.
It's pretty big, I think. I don't know. I didn't want to look much. It's on her hind leg, making her butt bulge out some.
I have no clue how old she is. I got her a while back but don't remember when. I made my first post on Mice are Nice the day after I got her [or couple days after], so if there is a way to retrieve that we would at least know how long I had her. She was supposed to be snake food though, I don't know how long she was living there. She was a hopper mouse when I got her. She tried jumping out of the box, made a little popping sound each time she hit the top. That's how I know she was a hopper. That and she grew after I got her.
What do I do with her?
Can it be removed? Should it be? What are her chances of living if we do try to get it removed?
Is removing it even the best option? If so, how do I convince my parents? They hate her.
If not, what else do I do for her? Does she stay with the other two? I wanted to switch them to a different cage but I don't think I will any more.
If I just leave her be, how will I know when she's in enough pain to where she should be put down? And how do I convince my parents to take her for that? They wouldn't care if she's in pain.
Will it keep growing? What do I do if it does? I don't know how long it has been there.
Can I pick her up or will it hurt her? She doesn't step up and she runs. I don't want to touch it and hurt her.
Sorry for the fact this is probably unclear. I'm upset and stuff and it's 3 AM as well.
I can get pictures of her tumor/lump tomorrow probably, if I can convince myself to pick her up again.