What colour is she? If she is any kind of yellow or red colour (including
tiger and sable), these mice are prone to obesity and in their case, it
truly is in their genes. Unfortunately there isn't much can be done for
them, and no matter what sort of diet you put them on, they will keep
getting fatter and fatter. I have a number like this. I have a couple of
white ones and a champagne who also have put on weight for no apparent
reason. The whites are, I assume, masked fawns of some kind (considering
their parentage), and the champagne... well I have yet to figure out why the
hell she is fat! It's something genetic, I'm sure, but I don't know what.
Suffice to say a great number of mice suffer obesity, some worse than
others. In contrast I have a couple of tigers who aren't fat at all - even
though their genetics dictate otherwise. It sounds like your little girl
gets plenty of exercise and is healthy enough. Try her on some fresh
vegetables which are low in fat and sugar, like lettuce and celery, every
once in a while - just to keep her healthy if nothing else. I don't worry
too much about my fat mice. As long as they can get around okay and use the
wheel and stuff they are happy, and are fed the same as everyone else.
For me, personally, I have stopped breeding from those chronically obese
lines because even though they are very cute and sweet as anything, I agree
that in the long run it's not very good for them. But your girl is fine.
Don't worry about her too much. You only need to start worrying if she
seems to be having problems doing things or looks depressed.
> > I have a fat mouse, female, lazy, greedy, cheeky and lovely to boot. I
> > her out running around in a room in my house every day,though its not
> > running around, more like crusing really. She gets only dry mouse food,
> > treats, no peanuts and no sunflower seeds at the moment, she has a wheel
> > which she uses to groom herself in, not one to run around a wheel. Any
> > suggestions out there? She is not pregnant, just a fatty.
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