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My daughters two pet mice have ended up being my pets as

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My daughters two pet mice have ended up being my pets as always but they are both getting on a bit now and one of them is hunched and eyes shut breathing very rapidly and is very bony....what can I do to help the poor thing
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the mouse's name and age?
Customer: Sorry don't know her name but she would be anywhere between eighteen months to 2/years
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about but?
Customer: Not really they are kept in the same room as my sons cockatiels
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

It sounds like this mouse likely has a respiratory infection and could greatly benefit from a course of antibiotics. It would be best if she saw a veterinarian for treatment. At 18-24 months, she is at the life expectancy for a mouse, also, so this may indicate an underlying medical concern that could be terminal. Do you already have a vet that sees your pet mice?