Hi, I bought a buck apparently 9 months old. I have noticed he has not a straight spine but seems hunched up.
Q. Am I imagining a hunch?
Q. Do old mice get hunched up?
Q. How can you tell a mouses age?
you aren't imagining the hunch and yes old ones do become hunched and a bit spikey furred.So do ill ones though.You cannot really tell how old they are except its obvious when individuals are very young.9 months is old to be paying cash for a mouse.I would expect it to be free at that age or a donation if a rescue.
they should look sleek ,bright and perky.Best not to buy adults.Hold individuals up to your ear to listen for tell tale noisy breathing/rattling/squeaky breath.I have some eight week old siamese.I will post a picture tomorrow and you should see the difference.If you weren't so far you could have had one.