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Hamster Illnesses In Old Age

As hamsters age, they can suffer from a number of health conditions that often occur less frequently in young or middle-aged hamsters. As well as your hamster moving around less and sleeping more, your pet may be unlucky enough to develop one of the following conditions:

  • Tumours
  • Dry Ears
  • Kidney Failure
  • Constipation
  • Cataracts
  • Tooth problems
  • Thinning Hair
  • Liver Problems
old age hamsters
As hamsters age, they can develop certain conditions

If your hamster is over the age of about eighteen months, then it’s a good idea to set aside a bit of money every few weeks in order to cushion against any vet’s bills. It’s very upsetting but you’ll need to bear in mind that, although some conditions can be treated in old-age hamsters, others cannot. Give your pet the best life possible for as long as it’s got!

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