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 Post subject: Itchy Mouse
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:23 am 
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One of my fancy mice keeps scratching and has formed a red spot located behind the ears. I have done some research and understand that these are called "hot spots" and may be due to a sensitivity to protein. He is a regular store-bought mouse in the U.S. The diet is currently 13% protein.

Does anyone know of any mix in particular that is low in protein but will still be good for him? I have read that rice is good to add to the mix but want him to have a proper diet as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Itchy Mouse
PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 8:46 am 
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13% is a good amount of protein, but hotspots can be caused by a number of other health issues. Such as;

- Use of cedar, pine or sawdust bedding.
- Allergic reactions to certain foods.
- Mites.
- OCD.

That's all I can think of for the moment. If you sneeze money, you can have a rodent specialist check it out, or you can check the symptoms of the conditions/causes on this list one-by-one and see what fits, then treat for it. :P


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