I recently lost my boy, Rannoch around the age of two. Isla is the same age and so I decided not to stress her by introducing more mice, instead I've just given her lots of love and attention. She's been fine until now, although showing signs of old age.
This morning I checked on her and could see her curled in the middle of the cage, not breathing. I went to pick her up and she was cold but moved very weakly. I brought her out the cage and put her on a hot water bottle, covered in a blanket and half curled in my hands. She lay like that for 3 hours, eyes open, weak and laboured breathing. She also passed a small amount of blood into my hands.
I leaned over to get a tissue and she started leaping about. She leapt out my hands then onto the floor and did this about 3 times before staying completely still. When I went near her she did it again but instead of leaping it was more like a seizure, her legs and feet didn't seem to work or hold her up.
I left her to chill out on the floor before going to pick her up, and after more leaping was able to pick her up, and I've put her in her cage for her own safety. She's curled up where I put her, still breathing.
I have no idea what to do. She is hand tame and never reacted negatively to me picking her up so I think it's to do with what she's going through, but I can't find anyone else who's experienced this energetic leaping? I didn't take her to the vet earlier because she seemed so close to death and I would rather she died comfortably at home, but now I don't want to take her because she'll stress and possibly injure herself.
Any advice gratefully appreciated