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Wobbly Mice?

Hey all! Just popping this thread up because i'm getting slightly worried about two of my current female mice. They both seem to very unstable on their feet, wobbling as they walk. Is this something I should be worried about? I plan to make a vet trip soon, but I'm most certain they'll turn me away with nothing much they can do, like most of my mouse problems. They are still eating,drinking, pooping. They are doing everything a mouse should be! I've never had this problem before, so this is all so scary for me!

Has anyone else had this problem? 

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  • AnnBAnnB Mouse
    Posts: 997

    Funny you should say this but one of mine is looking a bit wobbly too. I'm putting it down to general ageing with my one as she drinks quite a lot too, suggesting perhaps her kidneys aren't working all that well (I don't have an exact age for her because she came from the RSPCA but I've had her for almost a year).

    How old are your wobbly mice, are they showing any other symptoms like excessive drinking or respiratory infection? Can you rule out something as simple as sore feet?

  • staceyspetmicestaceyspetmice Lemming
    edited April 12 Posts: 45
    I'd say they are still pretty young, I've only had them for 7 months and I'm not not sure what age they were when I got them, other than they did look about 8 weeks+ when I got them. I don't see either of them excessive drinking, and I've checked them over for sore feet, and their feet seem normal like the other two girls. They aren't showing signs of a respiratory infection from what I've seen so far. 
  • AnnBAnnB Mouse
    Posts: 997

    Are their water bottles definitely working properly, could they be a bit dehydrated? Or could they be a bit cold instead? If you can rule out all of these things and they have been wobbly for over 24 hours I think I would make that vet's appointment.

  • SarahnashSarahnash Lemming
    Posts: 346
    Personally I would get them to the Vet quick. I don’t wish to be a scaremonger but I had a little girl pass away a week after her first wobble (she would be scurrying along as they do and her backend would just roll. Other than that she seemed fine but went downhill quickly even with baytril). I do hope they recover.
    Mum to rattie boys Charlie and Bosley and Teddy the hamster.
    Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills
  • SarahnashSarahnash Lemming
    Posts: 346
    Ps in case they don’t do it all the time, go armed with a video of the wobble
    Mum to rattie boys Charlie and Bosley and Teddy the hamster.
    Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills
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