Pocket Pets & Small Animals Community
Help! Sick hamster!
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding your p ocket pets and other small pets!

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Help! Sick hamster!

Hello, I noticed my hamster was acting a bit strange yesterday afternoon. He is a dwarf hamster and I've had him for 4 months now without any problems. Yesterday I got him out because if he sleeps a lot in the day, he'll wake me up at night. Well, his eyes seemed sealed shut with sleep. I got a slightly damp tissue and dabbed his eyes until they cleared. That's not the problem anymore, he just seems very tired all the time. He sleeps non stop. I gave him carrots last night and he's eaten them.

I've narrowed my search to whats wrong with him down to 3 things:

Constipation, because usually when I have him out he'll go a few times and he hasn't, that I've noticed.

Allergies, because I got him new fluffy bedding, the Big Bag O'Fluff. The kind with green patches in it, which I've never given him the green, I've him the pink patched kind. I didn't think it's matter. And that's the only thing that has changed that I can tell.

Hibernation, because he just seems to what to sleep and sleep. I have him next to my vent in my room so he'll be warmer. I've read they'll come out of it, if it's warmer.

Please help me, I truly love his hamster and we plan to take him to the vet. From the symtoms (symptoms) he's had, do you think he's ok? Please, if anyone else has had this problem, contact me.
Related Discussions
187666_tn?1331176945
The thing that concerns me is his eyes being sealed shut. It could be an allergic reaction to the new bedding or it could be eye infection or something systemic. Between eye symptoms, lethargy and reduced food intake, I'd recommend taking him to the vet. I admit I've never had a hamster (just rats, mice and guinea pigs) but I've never heard of a rodent hibernating inside a home.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pocket Pets & Small Animals Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank