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Black spots on baby noses?

Post by tinyhartmouseries on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:16 pm


I am hoping for any information about something strange that's going on! My most recent litter has 4 babies, 5 days old, all of which have developed a blackish discoloration across the nose. They seem healthy and regular otherwise. What is this, and what is causing it? Is it cause for concern?
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Re: Black spots on baby noses?

Post by Love2read on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:39 pm

Pics?
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Post by tinyhartmouseries on Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:48 pm

I happen to be brilliant and lost my camera. It's somewhere, I just know it.
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Re: Black spots on baby noses?

Post by Mrs. Beach on Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:37 pm

Could be some kind of mold? Does it brush off with a Q-tip damp with warm water? Would warm soapy water be OK? The soap could kill spores.

Or could it be pigment? How strong a magnifying lens do you have? Check it out!
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Re: Black spots on baby noses?

Post by tinyhartmouseries on Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:00 pm

OH, it isn't pigment, but I've been told it's normal. It appears to just literally be dirt or poop or something. It's a little bit crispy.
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Re: Black spots on baby noses?

Post by lunalady on Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:23 pm

Try the swab. See if it comes off

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Post by kawmice on Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:53 pm

Weird...... lol

could be dirt or dust from the bedding maybe??
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Re: Black spots on baby noses?

Post by tinyhartmouseries on Sat Aug 04, 2012 9:54 pm

Well the problem has gone away, but not before I got my answer! These babies were GRIMY!!! They were filmy and dirty, lol. Now they are fully furred and fat, extremely healthy, and clean. So strange!!! Big smile
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Post by Mrs. Beach on Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:33 am

You must speak to their mother about that!
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