Milo came to us a stray near the end of 1997. When we got him, we found that his incisors were terribly overgrown and that he had lice. We quickly got him cleaned up and had the vet trim his teeth, which made him quite happy as he could now eat more easily.

Milo finally had a cagemate in 2001, when he moved in with Solo after Solo's mate Abby passed away.

In early 2002, Milo developed a jaw abcess which required constant treatment (packing with sucrose & gauze). The treatment eventually caused a fracture to Milo's jaw, so he had to get surgery to remove the abcess & pack his jaw with antibiotic beads. He received the surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in April of 2002. He recovered well, and was soon back living with Solo.

Milo and Solo were joined shortly thereafter by Smokey, who moved in with them after his beloved Grey Bunny passed away in July of 2002. These three handsome older gentlemen lived together until Solo passed away in June of 2003.

Milo himself passed away on December 13th of 2003. He had just had his second major jaw surgery within the past month, as his jaw abcess had returned and spread to the other side of his jaw. He seemed to be on the road to recovery, but took a very sudden turn for the worst and left us.

(c) 2003 MWG