do mouses need shots?

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do mouses need shots?

Post by shado » Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:32:44



my mouse just gave birth to only one mouse and im wondering if its
normal? does the baby need to get any shots for rabies or disseases
since the mouse that got her pregnant was a random mouse that was in
my house and jumped into her cage...
 
 
 

do mouses need shots?

Post by Phil » Sat, 17 Mar 2007 07:03:56


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> my mouse just gave birth to only one mouse and im wondering if its
> normal? does the baby need to get any shots for rabies or disseases
> since the mouse that got her pregnant was a random mouse that was in
> my house and jumped into her cage...

Where are you? - we don't have rabies in the UK, and I don't think it can be
passed on through breeding, only through biting.
If the wild male did have something he may have passed it to her because
they sometimes bite the scruff of the neck during sex, it's unlikely she has
passed it onto her young, although it's strange she only had one pinky...my
theory is that your male ate the rest of the litter because he 'assumed' he
wasn't the father due to the interloper - you can't allow more than one male
mouse near females - they fight and almost always eat the young, even if
they themselves are the father