Hamsters, like humans, can suffer from a wide variety of health problems, from cuts and scrapes to tumours and abscesses. Most hamster owners give their pets a brief health check on a regular basis, but don’t worry - this doesn’t need to be done by a vet – you can learn how to do this yourself this in our ‘How To Check…’ sections.
Hamsters can develop illnesses, but there are lots of treatments available
There are some hamster health problems that are perhaps more common than others, so as well as being generally aware of your pet’s health, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for certain problems. Symptoms of these ailments will be covered in our ‘Hamster Common Illnesses’ section.