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Symptoms of Poor Hamster Health or Illness

Updated on December 20, 2015

Hamsters

Although hamsters are pretty easy pets, they are very small which means that injuries and illness can quickly become a serious matter. They are actually pretty good at hiding their illnesses until it's nearly too late, which is why it is important to keep a close eye on any changes in your pet's regular diet or routine.

If you notice any signs of illness in your hamster, you need to see a veterinarian as quickly as you can.

If you think that your little furry one is sick or injured, try to keep it warm. If you notice that it is not eating on its own, encourage it to take food or water by a dropper, until you can see a veterinarian.

Signs of illness:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Inactivity
  • Huddling in a corner
  • Ruffled or unkempt coat
  • Sneezing
  • Discharge from the nose or eyes
  • Wheezing
  • Wetness around the tail
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Humped Back

Common Hamster Illnesses

  • Abscesses: These are pockets of infection that can form from minor breaks in the skin. In many cases, abscesses occur in the cheeks from cuts caused by food. If the hamster looks like it constantly has food in its cheek pouches, it may have an abscess, which a vet will need to drain.
  • Respiratory Infection: Respiratory infections can lead to pneumonia. You should watch for sneezing, discharge from eyes or nose, wheezing, and labored breathing. Don't worry about occasional sneezing, unless there is loss of appetite, decreased activity, wheezing or difficulties breathing accompanying it.
  • Wet tail: A wet tail is one of the more common hamster illnesses, most commonly caused by stress, crowding, and diet changes. Although it can be fatal if not noticed soon enough, it is curable. Watch for signs of diarrhea (causing wetness around the tail), lethargy, loss of appetite, a humped back, and a ruffled coat.
  • Diarrhea: Not all hamsters who have diarrhea will have a wet tail. The most common cause of diarrhea in hamsters is the overfeeding of fresh vegetables. Unlike wet tail, there is no loss of appetite or decreased activity. For the most part, the hamster will appear normal. Do not let diarrhea stay for prolonged periods of time, as dehydration becomes a big concern. You will want to withhold fresh foods for a few days and resume only if the diarrhea is completely resolved; you can start giving fresh produce again, but slowly.
  • Skin Diseases: mites, ringworm, allergies, and skin infections: These are the most common skin illnesses associated with hamsters. Watch for flakiness or redness of the skin, hair loss, lesions on the skin, or if the hamster appears to be scratching more. In these cases you will want to see a vet to determine the exact cause of the skin concern. Pine and cedar bedding can cause skin irritation, as well as lung problems, so avoid these beddings.
  • Hibernation: Watch the room temperature where the cage is. If the temperatures fall below normal, the hamster may go into a hibernating state, where they can appear very still and breathe more slowly. Your hamster is not dead or dying, in this case, but you will want to rewarm the hamster.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that the advice in this article should in no way replace that of a licensed veterinarian. The methods outlined above may or may not work for your pet. If you have any concerns, you should consult a specialized reptile veterinarian.

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      Christian 2 weeks ago

      I have a hamster,

      And What I had noticed to her that she's not comfortable, and her skin looks dry, she always scratch her body. I think that makes her uncomfortable. What should i do?

      I think She's Sick.

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      Isha 2 weeks ago

      My hamster was about 18 months, Last few days, I noticed him not running on his wheel, he just sit on the side of the cage. Lately, he peed on his favorite area (where there's few sands) and I suddenly saw him laying there, his hands and foot are shaking but the right foot and body are stiff, I think it's stroke or what, he's eyes won't close after I cleaned it with cotton buds because it was teary that almost close his eyes. His bottom is dirty and wet, but I think it's because he peed lately. He is stiff and can't move his body but he is trying to stand, to move! What is happening to my hamster? Please help!

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      Summer 6 weeks ago

      My hamster has black balls and I do not know what to do

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      Alexa 6 weeks ago

      My hamster keeps clawing the top of his cage then falling down what should I do? I opened his cage and he just looks out then trys to escape! Then i put him back in and close it but he goes down his cage then goes back up and does it again!

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      lui 7 weeks ago

      Hello what if my hamster keeps on spinning her body and cant stand up and walk properly she also cant move her body on the other side i think her neck is broken or something else. What should i do i cant afford a vet

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      Hey guys 8 weeks ago

      Taz is breathing rapidly. What should I do now? Here in Kuwait I don't have access to any of vets here.

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      Just Curious 2 months ago

      My hamster is scratching a lot but isn't losing any fur or anything else

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      kim 2 months ago

      my hamster is not eating and its hart is to fast and i am sad?

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      Sarah 2 months ago

      My hamster is not showing ANY signs of illness apart from sneezing alot, is this normal?

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      Cameo 2 months ago

      I sometimes get bothered by some things that say, if your hamster has so and so, take them to the vet. I get bothered because there are not a lot of vets that take hamster, and if they do, they probably only have a tiny bit more experience then you, so your paying all that money when you can just go look up how to do it on the internet, and buy some medicines yourself. So for all the people who say, go to the vet, you are not useful at all. This is a useful website, but what would make it better is if you add how you can prevent these, and some remedies.

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      Hannah 3 months ago

      For all those people who are saying that their pets appear to be ill, then take your hamster to the vet IMMEDIATELY! It may not be anything serious, but get it checked out by a medical professional to help your hamster have a better quality of life

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      Katie 3 months ago

      hello my hamster is losing its hair and is so much pain that she hisses at me and falls over if you touch her and her stomach looks like her skin is been breaking and starting to bleed what could be the cause of this i'm at a loss

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      Sai 4 months ago

      My hamster is bleeding from his main part it seems like he is got a cut . Secondly it seems like something has happen to his eye cuz he doesn't blink at all ( both eyes) . The left eye seems like it will just come out . Please help

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      Racie 4 months ago

      Hello my hamster has been losing his fur and has a hunched back walks like it hurts to walk. Walks like he is in pain and has a knot like in his mouth and neck and cheek area. He is skinny and I am not sure what to do? He sleeps a lot and seems like he is ills can you give me some advice.

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      tamzin 4 months ago

      Hi my hamster is going on like he wants 2 thow up or is chucking what do I do

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      Lillian 4 months ago

      My hamster hasnt been active for 3 days she seems fater then usual what can i do

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      Rebecca 5 months ago

      Hi my hamster took a turn yesterday he seems to be breathing really heavy and lifeless what can I do if anything

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      Kimberley 5 months ago

      Hi I have a hamster and he keeps going to climb and looses his balance and keeps doing it any one had this before

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      karina 5 months ago

      In the morning my hamster will act drunk,and not watch out for herself.She will run around like crazy and bight anything she sees... any suggestions?

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      Sally 5 months ago

      My hamster all of a sudden started looking really weak when he was trying to get water. He was wobbling and looked as if his legs wernt working as well as usual. any suggestions?

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      Madi 5 months ago

      My teddy bear hamster has a bare spot right above her nose and it looks like a little red bump what is this it is starting to worry me!

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      Jim 8 months ago

      My hamster is shaking and not eating or drinking

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      Dreamz 8 months ago

      My hamster's body start to grow yellow stuffs on her body and became inactive

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      cloey 8 months ago

      there is blood comeing from my hmaster privet part or her butt and shes not moveing and wen i try to touch her she tries to bite me and she wont realy move or eat or drink and shes barley breathing and i dont know wats wrong with her and her back legs ar getting stiff well one of them cuz a while back wen i got her she had lost a leg and i dont have a clue wat is wrong with her and if u see this will u plse answer this question

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      Chantel Arnold 9 months ago

      My daughter's teddy bear hampster got mites when I found him in the corner of cage last night he couldn't walk, his legs are all spread out but leopard crawl I cleaned his whole cage and going to get now, I just want to know why he is so weak

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      jacob 9 months ago

      my hamster is very sick and isnt doing much i hope it lives even thogh its so mean to its friend

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      alyssa 10 months ago

      you most likely wont answer but my hamster has a cut on hisneeck which is green and it may be infected, sadly. he always has poop sticking out of his butt and it is a bit green in color and sort of mushy. he has little to no hair on his stomach and has blotches missing on his back. he has trouble breathing, and eating his lower teeth are over grown and he has a hut in his cage which he usually leaves but he rarely does now and to eat he lays food on his bedding in front of him and he lays down and eats it. he also lays outside of his cage which is new. he has a terrible terrible odor and he sits hunched over. he just seems out of it and im very worried please try to respond as fast as possible im worried he wont make it much longer is breathing is very heavy.. i love him so much please..

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      a.r 10 months ago

      My hamster has a red eye and the other has white in it,he also has a red bleeding sore on his back. Please respond quickly because I am very concerned about my hamster Mr bumble,when I open the cage he looks around like he didn't know were he is.

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      PancakesmyPet 11 months ago

      Help please! My hamster is sneezing about 10ish times a day! Sometimes while eating, digging, or while he is in the bath tub during taming. He also seems to be playing less, I don't know. Other than that though, there doesn't seem to be any problems! Is it my bedding? Do I need more toys? I don't know!

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      chelsey 14 months ago

      To Keziah: it could be mites.

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      Keziah 15 months ago

      my dwarf hamsters keep on itching themselves also black things are coming out of their fur When i gave it a bath to see if something was in its fur.not just that but a week ago my other syrian hamster called digbie unfortunately died so im wondering if this was the cause of his death since he wasnt even 1 yet?please answer

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      Jemma 15 months ago

      My 10 week old Syrian eats well and drinks well but sleeps in one corner everyday and night covered in bedding and you can't see her she only gets up to eat, drink and exercise, is this normal?

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      17 months ago

      My hamster has a missing toe and it looks like it is very swollen, and he is refusing to eat his food but not apples, and he has brown everywhere on his behind. What is this??

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      ejdj 18 months ago

      my hamster has a cut under his neck, he is slow, he has a lump under his neck, and he bit me what should i do?

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      Jade 18 months ago

      My hamster seems perfectly healthy, her coat is glossy and she eats, drinks and exercises but today when i got her out, i felt something wet on my hand and thought she peed on me and i looked at her bottom and she was bleeding and the wet thing i felt was a piece of skin, she lost a huge clump of skin. My mom won't let me take her too the vets because we don't have the money but I am really concerned about her health.

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      Trinni 2 years ago

      My hamster is cold has heavy breathing and has a pussy and I and is not drinking and eating I don't know what's wrong with him but he's not acting lately normal to let her use this happened about two days ago when I put in the new bedding

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      Micah 2 years ago

      My hamster is fine. Eating, drinking running on the wheel exploring in his ball etc...but everyonce and a while he has some bad diarrhea...and his anus area looks gross. I keep his cage very clean and I don't feed him fruits. I just got him about a week ago...could it just be the stress of moving from the pet store. HELP!

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      Taylor 2 years ago

      I accidentally dropped by hamster about 10 inches onto the top of my dresser. She seems fine, running on her wheel and eating, etc but there was blood where her pee pee is. Is she in heat and I didn't notice it before? She is acting fine.

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      Livvy123 2 years ago

      My hamster isn't earing much and has gone quite thin. She is not that old and he faeces are slightly off coloured and she has a lump on her stomach

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      jean 2 years ago

      My hamster is not acting right he use to run i n he wheel all the time and now he just sets in the corners of the case he eats. And drinks but dosent seem the same could it be the change of the weather? Ways the room temp supposed to be I'm worried about him

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      hamsterlover101 3 years ago

      my hamster has a red stomach andher private in the back is getting bigger. I don't know if shes just getting old or if shes sick. please help.

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      Robyn 3 years ago

      My hamster is acting really weird. yesterday he was absolutely fine, but this morning, I went to pick him up and he started to nip at me which he never does. then he just laid in my hand and was really lethargic. his fur is greasy and unkept. he's just sleeping in the corner. his hind leg is sagging a little at his hip and he has 2 red dots on the sides of his nose and I don't know what's going on. I'm freaking out. I already lost 1 hamster to wet tail, and I don't know what to do.

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      laura 3 years ago

      my daugter was playing with her 6 month panda hamster and his tail got on one of her toys she was playing with.and the skin came off. will the skin grow back on the tail soon. put vaslin on it and lift it. will he be ok soon.

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      alix 4 years ago

      i have a young male syrian hamster. 3 days ago he was fine, yesterday i noticed white raised skin on both ears but did not look serious, this morning around the bottom of his back i noticed a very large lump and by night it has almost doubled in size, i am taking him to a vet asap but, does anyone know what i can do in the meantime? please help asap, thanks

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      sierra 4 years ago

      hi my name is sierra and my hamster has some of these Simtoms but is it sick or pregnant she has been drinking for like 3 hour now what do i do im starting to get scared.i hared that she also mite have diabetes or sugar can that be true too.

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      julianna 4 years ago

      thank-you my hamster turunt to be ok

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      Zeusgoose 5 years ago

      I just recently purchased a hamster from petco and had it for about two days now. Zeus(the hamster) woke me up with banging, chewing, and climbing then jumping off the cage walls. He is the sweetest looking hamster his fur feels like a cloud, but this morning when I checked on him his fur was greasy looking and looked mad and crazy. I am not going to take him to a vet because I took my old hamster to a vet and it cost 150$$$ and the medicine they gave me caused him to have a seizure and die!!!!

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      heather 5 years ago

      my daughter has annabel, female dwarf hamster she is almost 2 years and 5 months, she was fine last night then she has blood coming from privates, not positive which area, tried to clean her up. she is in pain,do not have access to a vet. she cant walk good when she tries,the front is good,but not the backside. the back left leg and foot not working well. her breathing is like she is in labor but she is not. i do not have a credit card to ask a vet online,just maybe someone knows some advice. thankyou

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      Akhm 5 years ago

      I decided to get another hamster from a pet smart with all male hamsters. I now have it at home for the first night and he is breathing quickly, eyes are closed, and he isn't moving or accepting food or water. I am concerned about him and not sure what to do, I would take him to a vet but none of the local vets accept hamsters and every other site says he is hibernating or dying, so any ideas to help him would be great!

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      Serousha 5 years ago

      Hi my hamster is starting to walk slowly ever since my dog came in my room. Is he afraid or sick?

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      Chris 5 years ago

      Why is my hamster's behind drags all the time and why is she shaking ? She had diahorrea earlier on. How can I make her better ??

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      Allie 5 years ago

      My hamster just recently started moving really slow. He's not even a year yet. His tail isn't wet though. He's not eating as much and I have to make him drink. Does anyone have any idea what it is

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      Megan 5 years ago

      My hamster is not drinking much he is only drinking 5-6 times a day.is this normal ?? Im only12 and I don't want to lose my hamster! Help

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      Lily 5 years ago

      My dwarf hamster was acting lonely when i gave it back to my friend, the other hamster i gave to her had died. My friend came to my house the other day and the hamsters stomach opened and a green seed came out with a white tube. The next morning my hamster had died. Do you know why my hamster died? Sick? Lonely? It was dropped? Please answer as soon as you can.

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      brittany 5 years ago

      My hamster is.sqweaking out of his.nose do you know why what should I do about.it

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      Michelle 5 years ago

      Ok you people all need to take your hamster to the vet if they are sick. Alice, you really need to get the hamster seen to, he must be in so much pain. I can't believe people sometimes, they seem to think just coz it's a tiny animal that if it's sick they don't need to give it proper care. It still has feelings. If it was a dog or cat you'd take it straight to the vet wouldn't you? Well if your hamster gets sick - TAKE IT TO THE VET!!! Otherwise it's cruelty.

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      Alice 5 years ago

      Hi

      My dwarf hamster is suffering from blindness and a puffy eye and it looks like its eye is going to pop out help me

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      Hamster 5 years ago

      My male Dwarf Hamster has a big lump between his right back leg and arm, it is closer to his leg. I only noticed the lump today because it's not bold though part of it is and the skin there is very red. He doesn't behave different because of it and can walk fine and is eating and drinking like before. Thank You

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      racheladnkelly 5 years ago

      my sisters my hamster has huge balls and they were there this morning and now they are gone i mean gone no cuts and he has his own cage he is 1.5 years old and my mom said that its fine but she is worried and we serched the internet all over but no answer... we might take him to the vet but could some one tell us if it happened to you too thanks

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      Lily 5 years ago

      My dwarf hamster was acting lonely when i gave it back to my friend, the other hamster i gave to her had died. My friend came to my house the other day and the hamsters stomach opened and a green seed came out with a white tube. The next morning my hamster had died. Do you know why my hamster died? Sick? Lonely? It was dropped? Please answer as soon as you can.

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      jessie jay 123 5 years ago

      My hamster is normaly white his back has a pink circle and its got white dots on it i also noticed that he is losing a bit of fur in that area as well.

      Please help me i am 10 years old and have already experienced one of my hampsters dieing and i was heart broken!

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      Jimmy 5 years ago

      My hamster is bleeding in her bottom area and idk why. She is sleeping right now and also if anybody has problems with hamsters fighting separate them. 2 Hamsters of the same gender cant be together even if they are brothers or sisters.

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      lallaalalala 5 years ago

      my hamster has red spots under her eyes what shou;d i do

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      Annie 5 years ago

      I think my hamster was pregneant now she is got yellow stuff coming out her pee area and a big red buldge on her side

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      wolf1104 5 years ago

      hi my hamster is bouncing but not jumping off the ground idk what's wrong.will someone plz tell me im very concerned.please help and thankyou to those who reply.

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      M&M23 5 years ago

      My chinese dwarf hamster has one puffy eye. What is wrong with him ? Also his heart beat is incredibly fast. Is he okay?

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      gem stood 5 years ago

      My hamster won't move to drink I notice a little lump on her belly and was cold this morning what is it help I'm 12 years old thank you

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      Marisa 5 years ago

      My dwarf hamster is 1 year old and it has lost all it's hair and has scabs all over it's body. My parents say if we take it to a vet the bill will be to much just for a hamster. Can someone tell me why it is that way? I am 12. Help please!!!!!!!!!

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      Casey 5 years ago

      My sons dwarf hamster has lost a lot of weight and has a brown scab looking thing on his stomach. Is that a sign of a disease? If anybody has an answer please email me at PhiladelphiaEagles1992@gmail.com

      Thank you

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      Greyson™ 5 years ago

      Hi I have a question, I own a 1.5 year old Teddy Bear Hamster and he suddenly got this long grey line of fur down his back and sides of him, and he has been huddling sorta in a corner of his cage and itching himself a little more then normal.

      I'm 12 and i don't wanna loose him.Please tell me what's wrong

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      jess 5 years ago

      my hampster is getting really unfit, scruffy and wet hair, grey hair , loss of hair, skinny, and she never properly opens her eyes much. i think she is just getting old and there is nothing we can do but do you think it is something we can cure?

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      elmanie 5 years ago

      my dwarf hamster is constantly running around really really fast in her cage, she jumps constantly wen she runs and seemslike she took abunch of crack, and i don't mean to sound innapropriet but it is freaking me out theres no other way to describe the way she is actingits a big cage and a wheel and everything, i have had over a few hamsters in my past but they have never seemed so sparky, and it seems to be getting worse,she constintly rubs her face,and her fur looks greasy, espeshally by her back, i just got her from someone and i don't know if that lady knew anything, but please tell me something i need an answer. its like convulsions or something wen she can rest and is jumping in mid air, its creepy,help pleaseeee

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      lily 5 years ago

      the person who has the nickname of erika, i think your hamster may have wet tail

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      lily 5 years ago

      lily 7 days ago

      My dwarf hamster was acting lonely when i gave it back to my friend, the other hamster i gave to her had died. My friend came to my house the other day and the hamsters stomach opened and a green seed came out with a white tube. The next morning my hamster had died. Do you know why my hamster died? Sick? Lonely? It was dropped? Please answer as soon as you can.

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      Erika 5 years ago

      My hampstet has Orangy brown stuff coming from his behind. And his butt looks very strange!! Hellllpppp!!!

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      big nigger 5 years ago

      my hamster had pups and i think ones sick there old enough to eat solids there around 15 weeks and one has a puffy eye that's swollen shut can u tell me why?

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      3s10 5 years ago

      Hello everyone,first the user that wrote please help me as his/her nick,did you try warming up the hamster first?As it is possible he was just sleeping really deep (hybernating) and as it may appear dead it's actually do to being very cold.Anyway my question would be my hammy althou very healthy n all seems to have some brown stuff on his belly (where his gland is) ofc he won't let me check,as he bites when i try to see what it could be,so does anyone have any idea what that is and if it's dangerous?

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      Joey 5 years ago

      My sisters hamster died the other day. It had dry blood on it's face, it was breathing fast, and was twitching. What happened?

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      Victoria 5 years ago

      My hamster has a big red thing coming from his mouth what is it? Can you help me?

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      lily 5 years ago

      My dwarf hamster was acting lonely when i gave it back to my friend, the other hamster i gave to her had died. My friend came to my house the other day and the hamsters stomach opened and a green seed came out with a white tube. The next morning my hamster had died. Do you know why my hamster died? Sick? Lonely? It was dropped? Please answer as soon as you can.

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      victoria 5 years ago

      my hamster elephant was energeic the other day and had 5 babies .today i went to check on them they all had white spots on their bodies . most of the babies died and only two survived but still had white spots on them the mother had died too and they still kept drinking her milk. she was losing the fur on her butt area and she died an hour later. why did she die im 11 yrs old and i am crying my eyes out please tell me what she died of

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      nada 5 years ago

      eveyone who has a hamster it's a really good idea to take them to a vet when they are ill if u want them to be healthy just pay pet insurance sometime its just £3 a month

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      Please help me! 5 years ago

      Last Tuesday, I checked on my hamster in the morning, but it wasn't moving. So I picked it up for a while but it still didn't move, and it usually doesn't let me touch it.It wasn't moving or breathing and when I got it it was perfectly fine,but it died 3 days later. Whitney, Can you PLEASE tell me why he died? I am very sad and confused right now and don't know what to do! PLEASE REPLY!

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      jessie 5 years ago

      im so sad i think my hamster is going to die because he just lies up the corner of his cage and he has a brother but thay keep on fighting im so worryed help pease my hamsters are rush-en dwaf hamsters PLEASE HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      cindy 5 years ago

      my hamster keeps losing fur does she have an infection

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      abby m. 5 years ago

      My hamster has like a nasty indected scab on his belly. He has had it since he was a baby. I watched him be born and grow up. He also has two diffrent color eyes. Are these things to worry about? He has always had the same hay and food since he has been able to eat.

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      Madalyn 5 years ago

      I have a Winter White Hamster and she isn`t drinking enough water. I am conserned. What should I do to make her better? I looked to make sure that she was healthy when I bought her. Now she won`t drink alot. What should I do?

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      Annie 5 years ago

      My hamster keeps on kicking around and eating the hay and I just bought him 2 days ago. He also has a slide where he carries the hay and puts lots of it. He isn't very active becuz he stays up in the slide for the whole day. I can only gethim down with showing him my finger. He eats and drinks by himself and he doesn't use his wheel.

      Please tell me if anything is wrong with him plsss.

      I'm 11 and I don't want to lose him.

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      Bethany 5 years ago

      My hamster, Dylan, keeps getting a swollen eye and a bald spot on his head which is light pink and wrinkly. It's gross but I need to help my hamster. HELP!!!

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      Jen 5 years ago

      Hello

      I have been reading many comments on here and it saddens me to realize how sickly hamsters can get. My beloved hamster, Sammy, died after a long illness. He had tumor's coming out of his back bottom and bleeding. He died after getting Sepsis-and died in my hands. I have to say don't hesitate to take your hamster to the vet. It isn't as expensive as many of you think. Many times hamsters are prone to getting infections and for only ten bucks the medicine helps.

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      Ashelynn 5 years ago

      Why does my dwarf hamster have a white hole on her stomach

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      d.lynn 5 years ago

      i dont know if my hamster is ill but she has a bald spot and its at the bottom of her tail and it is yellowish but the yellowish isvery light almost like white

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      Megan 5 years ago

      My hamster named Chester is sleeping all the time and tries to bite me he is also breathing very slow and I'm scared I am very Young and just got him i don't know what to do!!! HELP

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      Cally 5 years ago

      I need help my hamster is 2 and a half and I have just went to check on him and he was just lying there I have him in my hands holding him in a towel as he has lots of greeny creamy colored stuff coming out of his bum and his balls seem to have gone he is breathing and keeps having large twitches but isn't moving is he dying?

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      Jordyn Tonkinson 5 years ago

      My hansters is about 6 months old and has lost the use of her back legs! She seems perfecty active and is eating and drinking fine. What is wrong and what can I do???

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      leirah 5 years ago

      i feel bad because it seems that my hamster is dying..wat will i do? pls help

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      Ally 5 years ago

      My hamster is a male syrian, he is about 2 years and 4 months, he has no fur and the vet said that hamsters have little teenie tiny mites already in their fur when they are born and they get out of control and that causes fur loss, my hammy is bald and scratches himself lots, try using sunflower oil to oil up the skin. This works as it losens up the skin so it allows the skin to move, my hamster has fallen very ill recently and we've wrapped him up in 2 small towels and we are leaving him in peace as we know he is going to die, we are letting him pass in his sleep as he is too old and it is the best thing for him.

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      lol34kitty 5 years ago

      hi my name is keekee and my hamster is lying around and not eating today and she is really agrressive she bit me two times what two do.

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      Makayla 5 years ago

      Hello,I`m Makayla.My beautiful syrian blonde hamster died a few days ago,his name was Tyler.Tylar,out of nowhere,gets these horrible symptoms on saterday.He was looking paralyzed on most of his right side-I knew because he walked,dragging his left side-,he was so thin that the veins were popping out soo much,one eye was swollen and stuff was dried on it whitch prevented him from opening his left eye,the other eye squinting,his tail was pretty damp,but just a little,and he was 2-3 years.I loved Tyler so much,and now I have a gorgeous new baby grey hamster named Mayflower.May is just a few weeks old,and she has almost every symptom of wet tail,but a vet is too much out of my budget.I`m not sure how my Tyler died,and it breaks my heart.I do cry as I write this,the vet I took Tyler to didn`t tell me much,and I want to know how he died,please.And to all of you poor hamster owners who are considoring taking your hamsters to the vet,I assure you the vet will do everything he/she can.I am indeed very young,but I have been in your shoes and I know how it feels.

      Please try to tell me how my little Tyler died,I`m begging everyone who reads this.

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      Ava 5 years ago

      My hamster looks like her nose is bleeding she makes funny noises plz help i dont know what to do