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Natalia, 22 July 2021

to alyssa, the person who commented about their hamster suddenly laying on its side and breathing heavily, my hamster just died while having this exact issue, i hope yours is okay now, since you seem to have caught it earlier than mine.


Alyssa, 20 July 2021

My Syraian almost two year old was perfectly fine last night. Tonight, I noticed he was laying flat and breathing very heavy. He wouldn’t open his eyes. (Sometimes they are stuck from sleeping but this wasn’t the same.) He’s usually calm and able to pick him up, but just touching him he would flinch and walk wobbly to another spot and just start breathing heavy again. He wouldn’t eat a treat and I filled his water which he wouldn’t drink. Checked on him an hour later and he’s still just laying down breathing heavy and sometimes grinding his teeth. I don’t know what’s wrong, but I am worried.. Maybe a respiratory infection? It is too late at night to call a vet but I plan on doing so in the morning.. just looking for tips / advice..


Dena, 15 July 2021

My hamster is about a year and a half old and he is getting a bald spot on his back. He is a Sirian boy. is this just old age or ? Also, how much heat can a hamster take? Is he ok in a locked car for a little while?


Maria, 5 July 2021

Hello, my hamster eyelid has been swollen and there is crust on her eye now. I want to take her to the vet but she had babies a week ago and I don’t know if I can or should. I don’t want my hamster to be in pain, I just wanna fix her eye!


Tracey, 30 June 2021

I've adopted a syrian hamster she's 4 months old when I bought her home I noticed her belly is swollen I thought she might be pregnant so i called the lady I adopted her from she said she was separated from the male hamsters so she said there's no way she's pregnant I said she has a bloated belly she said it's been like that from birth can't take her to the vets thay will only see her for emergencys any ideas what it could be thankyou


Lin, 26 June 2021

Does any other hamster owner know if and where I can get wet tail antibacterial wipes to wipe & clean ( & hopefully that wipes too will kill the wet tail bacteria around my wet tail affected female Syrian Hamster's bottom towards hopefully helping my affected Hamster to recover - Many Thanks.


Kelly, 18 May 2021

I went upstairs and turned off all lights I came back down to check on my hamster and his right eye was protruding now could it simply be cause he had just woken up and I came down n put light on it traumatised him a bit? Or is it more likely an infection or injury? Seems his normal self otherwise. Thanks.


Kelly, 18 May 2021

I went upstairs and turned off all lights I came back down to check on my hamster and his right eye was protruding now could it simply be cause he had just woken up and I came down n put light on it traumatised him a bit? Or is it more likely an infection or injury? Seems his normal self otherwise. Thanks.


Bob, 11 May 2021

We got a female hamster put her with our male then a week later the female was dead. The next day our males eye was closed and he just seemed a little more anxious than normal. Well two nights later from this he’s having a hard time getting up to his bed and a couple hours from that he’s still alive but smells like dead road kill that’s been sitting there a couple days. Is he dieing? What’s going on?


Kabi, 30 March 2021

My Russian dwarf hamster, Biscotti, has gained a lot of weight within the past week. Is it because we switched from autumn to spring ? He still is acting pretty normal, but he just seems so swollen/bloated in a way. Should I be worried about kidney stones or diabetes? Thank you ????

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