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My very pregnant female named Big has been doing this funny thing lately - she'll make little squeaks, several in a row, when she is lying down by herself. It's almost as if she's talking to the babies inside of her. :D I really do wonder why she does it though - she never has before. She's also become quite lethargic, but with a belly that big, who wouldn't be? She still thinks she can run on the wheel every now and then, though. But what are those quiet little squeaks she makes sometimes?
 

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Awww! Maybe she's trying to say "Your bet get me a treat, the cravings have set in!" :lol: Sorry - in all honesty I have no idea! None of my girls have ever done that but a couple of my boys chirrup :p
 

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Sometimes the stress on the body of a pregnant doe can cause that, like the symptoms of a URI. Sometimes it will disappear after she gives birth, but sometimes it won't and it's then you know that she is ill.
 

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It's probably fluid you hear on her lungs, which is indicative of a URI like Cait said.

You may need to take her to a vet to make sure. Mice are very good at hiding their sickness (it comes with being a prey animal).
 

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Actually, the noises stopped immediately after she gave birth, thankfully. I believe it was because her lung capacity was displaced, just like what happens with pregnant humans. ;)
 

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That very well could be. I can't imagine what it must feel like to have your lungs displaced! :shock:
 
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