Is this normal for a pet mouse?

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Brian, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Brian

    Brian Guest

    I just got two pet mice. I have a concern regarding one pet mouse. Google
    turned nothing up regarding this, nor did a rodent newsgroup.

    One of my mice have a protruding butt sticking out. I remember a hamster I
    had a long time ago had this but I don't think I ever found out why. I'm not
    sure if this is just a mouse with a huge butt, or if it is a sign that I
    have a pregnant mouse, or if they are two huge testicles, or what.

    I took a photo, you can view it here:

    You can see a bulge at the base of the tail and back of his foot. That is
    just one, too. I swear it looks like a huge butt sticking out, but the other
    mouse has nothing of the sort.
    Brian, Oct 4, 2005
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  2. Sure that's a male? I always figured that was a female in heat.
    Mating display thing. Like guy mice think that's hot, y'know?
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 4, 2005
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  3. Hope the other is male too, or buy yourself a snake and feed it with the
    pinkies you will soon be getting.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Brian_H=B9=A9?=, Oct 4, 2005
  4. Brian

    cjf Guest

    I hate those meeces to pieces!
    cjf, Oct 4, 2005
  5. Brian

    programmer Guest

    Try pricking the bulge with a sharp tool like a pin or a screw driver. That
    should sort it out.
    programmer, Oct 4, 2005
  6. Brian

    Brian Guest

    The other one might very well be a male, it's hard for me to tell but I see
    a little 'thing' to indicate male.

    This would be interesting if I had a flock of little mice babies. I never
    knew this sign was a female in heat. I suppose it's too late now... I have
    another cage ready incase there are babies and I need to seperate the males
    and females.

    Brian, Oct 4, 2005
  7. Report back. :) LIS, that it's a sign of heat is only my guess.
    Blinky the Shark, Oct 4, 2005
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