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Posted by sasheena on May 06, 2003 at 01:21:08:
In Reply to: Hairless mice question posted by MissHisssss on May 06, 2003 at 01:01:55:
Are you in Arizona. :) I'll take em.
As far as the "normal" hairless mice, I just have a few juveniles who are just 3 1/2 weeks old. or maybe only three weeks. They started off like pinkies, with the rest of the bunch, got fuzzy too, and about the day before their eyes opened the fur around their eyes dropped away, leaving them looking like they were wearing spectacles. (two out of three in one litter did this). The next day they looked like raccoons, with a little mask from eye to eye, and a widow's peak. By the third day they looked like little old men, bald heads, tufts of fur behind the ears. Next day: no hair on the head, and the shoulders and front legs nekkid... next day: only a little hula skirt of hair. Today they have two tufts of hair one on each buttock. Tomorrow I expect them to be totally naked. I would love to compare a "Mophead" to a normal hairless mouse.
:I've read all the past posts on hairless mice and most say that they grow hair and then loose it. Then I read Ron's post dated March 5, 02 which was accompanied by a photo of a little black mouse that had a naked body with a hairy head. I have three of these in a litter right now. They were born naked.... and remained naked except for having hairy heads, just like Ron's. I don't know how many were in this litter since I got rid of some of them before they got hair... but I know that there were at least five of them. I was wondering what ever happened to Ron's mice like these guys... and if anyone would be interested in getting these since I am drastically reducing my mice population. By the way, I've been calling these guys MOPS since that's what they remind me of.