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How to Care for an Injured Hamster

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Injured Hamster Care

Injured Hamster Care

How Do Hamsters Get Injured?

Small animals are prone to falls, drops, and other mishaps. If they get dropped accidentally, they can suffer a serious injury. Oftentimes, if the drop is high enough, the fall could be fatal. This is why you should be especially careful when you are carrying your hamster.

As a general rule, never let your hamster loose in your house, as this could result in them getting injured. They love to jump, run, and play, and they can easily injure themselves if you don't take preventive measures. Let's talk about how to keep your hamster happy, healthy, and safe.

Signs and Symptoms of Injury

Signs and Symptoms of Injury

Signs Your Hamster Is Injured

  • Inappetence or anorexia
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Limping
  • Labored breathing
  • Sudden aggression
  • Squeaks or cries of pain
  • Sleeping more than normal

What to Do If Your Hamster Gets Injured

How Serious Is the Injury?

I'll quite often get an email or a call from a person saying, "I dropped my hamster, now what do I do?" What you need to do will depend on how seriously they were injured. A hamster dropped from several feet onto a hard surface or floor can suffer broken bones and serious internal injuries. In such a case, if your vet advises, having it euthanized is the most humane thing to do. If it is bleeding from its mouth or having convulsions, it is probably not going to survive, but if it just broke a toe or leg, the veterinarian may be able to help them.

Take Your Hamster to the Vet

If you suspect that your hamster is seriously injured from a fall or other cause, take it to the vet to be checked. Don't let the little animal suffer—it may well have to be euthanized, but this is the best thing to do if it is badly injured. Have a good vet's contact available before you ever need one, and don't wait until the last minute to find a vet or it may be too late.

Minimize Handling

Avoid handling an injured hamster unless it is absolutely necessary. If it is injured and you need to pick it up to go to the vet, wear thick gloves so it won't bite you (you may accidentally drop it again!). Transport them to the vet in a covered cardboard box if you need to.

Addressing Minor Injuries

If a hamster is injured and in pain, it may stop eating; if this happens, you're going to have to visit the vet to get it treated and get pain medication (this often happens if it has a broken rib). With pain medication and hand-feeding, it can survive if you give it a lot of care and spend extra time with it. Ask the vet about how to hand-feed an injured hamster and what to feed it.

Hopefully, the injury won't be as serious as you think. With luck, the vet will be able to help your hamster and before long, your pet will be back home with you.

Provide Adequate Enrichment

Provide Adequate Enrichment

How to Prevent Hamster Injuries

Here are some general guidelines to follow by that will help you to keep your hamster safe:

  • Handle With Care: Use care when handling a hamster so that it doesn't suffer a bad fall. They squirm, and an excited or scared hamster can nip you, causing you to drop it. If you're going to hold them, sit down on the floor or on a bed; it will not suffer as bad an injury if it falls onto a soft surface like a bed.
  • Supervise Children: A child should always be supervised when interacting with small pets. When holding a hamster, the child should always be on the floor or on a bed; teach them how to be gentle.
  • Watch Household Critters: If you have a cat in the house, you must ensure that the cat cannot get ahold of the hamster in any way and injure it. Same goes for dogs and other potentially predatory species.
  • Provide Adequate Housing: Hamsters, especially dwarf hamsters, can get through holes you would never think they would be able to. If it is in a wire cage, the wires must be close enough together so that they cannot escape between them.
  • Prevent Cage Injuries: If you have a door that drops down on the cage, make sure you fix it so it can't slam down on a curious hamster. Install a spring or a twist-rod to prevent the door from closing too quickly.
  • Use a Hamster Ball: Consider buying a plastic ball in which the hamster can travel and explore your home safely. They go inside the ball and can then wander around the house and explore safely.
  • Use a Safe Exercise Wheel: Not only can hamsters suffer a broken bone from a fall, they can injure themselves running on their exercise wheel. Back when wire wheels were in common use, hamsters often injured their legs and toes and suffered sprains from catching extremities in the wires of the wheels. But with the new solid exercise wheels, they suffer far fewer injuries. Also, the new exercise wheels are a lot quieter.
  • Prevent Fighting: If you try to keep Syrian hamsters (Teddy Bears) together, they will fight, sometimes to the death (the same goes for breeding). Russian Dwarfs can be kept in small groups if the cage or tank is large enough.
Tips for a Healthy Pocket Pet

Tips for a Healthy Pocket Pet

Common and Uncommon Hamster Illnesses

There are many other conditions besides injuries from a fall that would require a visit to the vet:

Wet Tail

If you see that your hamster's rear area is wet and it stays wet, this is a condition called wet tail, and it requires treatment by a veterinarian. Wet tail is a serious disease, and your veterinarian will likely prescribe a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

What Does It Mean If My Hamster's Tail Is Wet?

Hamsters get wet tail from being kept in cages that are not clean. Your hamster's bedding needs to be changed at least once a week, and the cage, tank, or enclosure needs to be cleaned with warm, soapy water and be completely dry before you put the bedding back into the cage.

Small Wounds

Just like on a person, a small wound should be cleaned and treated with antibiotic ointment per your vet's recommendation. Keep the wound clean and dry, apply an antibiotic, and the wound will likely clear.

Mites

If you see an otherwise healthy hamster suddenly lose patches of hair, it may have mites, and you should take it to the vet. You'll need to take its cage outside and clean it very well.

Note: Never buy a hamster with patches of missing hair. If you have healthy hamsters at home, you may bring mites home to them.

Constipation

If you suspect that they are constipated, you will need to schedule an urgent visit with the vet to have the issue resolved.

A happy hamster eating and stuffing his cheeks.

A happy hamster eating and stuffing his cheeks.

General Husbandry Tips

Here are a few other things owners need to know:

  • Nail Trimming: You can trim your hamster's nails, but you will have to use extreme care as to not cut off a toe or foot, and you should wear gloves so it can't bite you. If you don't feel comfortable trimming its nails, take it to the vet.
  • Teeth: It's perfectly normal for their teeth to be yellow (no, you don't need to brush their teeth). But you do need to provide them with wooden chew sticks so their incisor teeth will be kept worn down.
  • Environment: Keep them in an environment that is between 60 and 80 F. Avoid drafty places for the tank or cage. Also, be sure that you don't place the tank in full sun because it can heat up quickly and injure or kill them.
  • Diet and Nutrition: Be sure that you know what foods your hamster should and should not eat.
  • Hygiene: Hamsters can and do catch bacteria from their human friends, so always wash your hands before and after you handle them. If you know you're sick, then don't handle them because you can make them sick too. Sick children should also be kept away, especially if the child is running a fever.

A Little Love Goes a Long Way

Now that we've discussed the many ways to keep your new friend happy and healthy, consider the ways you can enrich their current environment. Remember, all animals need stimulation, socialization, and engagement to keep them well, so find ways to enhance your hamster's environment. Enjoy the companionship!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

Please Post Your Comments

Haley and winter on June 05, 2020:

My hamsters eye is turning like a grey color... I don’t know what’s happening can anyone tell me what’s going on..?

Marien Rodriguez on May 28, 2020:

my dog bit my hamster and i’m not sure what do because it is having a hard tome breathing

Hamstermomlayla on May 19, 2020:

Hey. My hamster started bleeding alot the other day from getting a nail popped out by the cage. I quickly cleaned it and started the treating at home. The bleeding stopped and he seems alot better but today i noticed swelling. There aint vets that care for hamster nearby. What should i do? Should i put ice on it?

linda hammy mom on January 04, 2020:

My 1 year and 4 months old syrian keeps licking my hand i dont know why and he runs extremely fast although hes not skiddish.

Emalee on January 02, 2020:

my hamster got out of his cage awhile ago but he is back. when he got back we saw that some hair was missing and he looked injured. we waited for an awhile and it is getting bigger. what should I do about this? it is very worrying

Lisa on December 06, 2019:

My hamster's finger got caught in a tiny crevice in his wheel and I pushed it out but he kept biting it so now it is bloody. I'm not sure what to do. He keeps licking the hand which makes sense but when i try to help him he bites me and them bites his hand.

Julie on November 28, 2019:

When I picked up my hamster to hold her she randomly ran and jumped out of my arms she fell head first out of my arms and onto the floor she’s sleeping and I’m so scared it’s 10:00. She started hiccuping and wobbling around and I don’t know what to do I have no access to a vet and I’m so scared to tell my mom and dad is she gonna die? She can’t be put down there’s no vet here so is she going to die slowly?

A parinoid 11 year old on October 21, 2019:

I dropped my hamster when taking her out of her cage and she got a nosebleed,I instantly got a piece of cotton and tried to make a blood clot, I'm scared if something bad happened during the fall,Should I take her to the vet or not?

Letitia on August 17, 2019:

My hamsters got a broken leg I don’t know how she has done this and I don’t know what to do she is dragging her leg so she’s only walking on 3 legs and she keeps on rolling on her back and she can’t get back up I not sure what to do because vets can’t help tiny little bones

Lisa Setchell on July 21, 2019:

hi i have a hamster called oreo and he has a hind broken leg but there is no bone sticking out and he is dragging it what should I do please help

Caitlyn on July 02, 2019:

I was carrying my hamster back to his cage, when he ran up to my shoulder and jumped off. I was kneeling so it wasn’t a big drop, however, he is very big and heavy so he got injured by the fall. He laid on the floor not really moving for a minute, then he got up but wasn’t moving/using his hind legs. I am suspecting he got paralyzed because he usually gets startled if he is suddenly touched, but doesn’t get startled if I touch his back side or legs. He is crawling only using his arms atm and drags his hind legs. Is there a chance he is just stunned? Or is there any other signs to look for, for paralyzed hamsters?

yeehaw I'm dying on April 28, 2019:

Hi my male hamsters toe is bleeding everywhere and we've tried to put polysporin on it but he wont stop running on stand i don't know what to do.

Eli on April 22, 2019:

My hamster some how got into the basement and when we found her about 2 weeks later she wasnt walking in her left leg what should i do

natanel on April 04, 2019:

my hamster got into a fight with another. I managed to pull him out quickly before anything serious may occur but I noticed a rather big hole in his right cheek. He screamed and panicked for a while but now he's a bit calmer and stopped screaming. He's really small and I can't possibly patch him up. What should I do with him? Will he take care of himself?

Unknown on March 27, 2019:

My hamster got trapped in a wired cage and after caring for it I can’t see its hand and only reason red it bird so I can’t get close

Paige on January 07, 2019:

Hi my name is Paige and we own to male hamster last night my brother was sleep walking and put both of them on the same cage the wrestled a lot and ink the on that is ingred got beat up a lot he has a lot of Scabs And bite marks And he is the Younger one with less fer and all he has done is sleep and I sometimes see him at his water or his food but not often had he is keeping his head down and eye close to closed and I am worried can you please help me

Emily on January 05, 2019:

My hamster got its leg bitin off by another hamster what cani do im scared im 9 years old

Mia on December 30, 2018:

I have two females and the names are nibble and button one day as i was putting them food accidentally woke them up and put the food quickly but as soon as that they came to eat but nibble (white one) bit button (the brown one) and it is bleeding so im not sure what to do please help!

Ana mendoza on December 23, 2018:

One of my hamsters testicles is growing and it has purple and yellow

Katelyn on December 11, 2018:

My hamster got his arm stuck between the bars on the cage and it was bleeding it has stoped now but u can see his hair on his arm came of a bit and there is a cut and he can not move it and he keeps licking it.what do u think i should do?

Brian on November 29, 2018:

I have two female hamsters, they always play chase, one will tackle the other and bite it, I thought it was cute and playful, but it just got worse. A week later there was a serious fight at 1:00 AM, and one was squeaking. The one that was squeaking was on its period, so I thought the other one was helping clean that one, but that wasn’t what was really happening. They started chasing each other, and one pinned the other, and bit it’s foot. I immediately removed the mean hamster, and tried to clean up the bullied hamster. And now, mid afternoon on that same day, the bullied hamster is not moving much, eating, or anything at all. I don’t know what to do, I’m scared she seems like she’s hurt REALLY BAD!!! So please someone tell me what to do, I love my little furry friend!

christine on November 23, 2018:

what do I do i have twin hamsters got in a fight and one of them is bleeding I tried to stop the bleeding but it will not stop what do I do help please I don't know what I'm going to do if I lose her she is my best friend so help and tell me what to do

Bella on October 24, 2018:

So my girl Syrian hamster got out of her ikea detour cage that I split and got to the other side and attacked my boy Syrian hamster and my boy hamster falling my girl got him hert! He has an open wound a little slit and a little blood on the top it’s not like his whole face thought it’s only one side and it extends like a big scar I know how bad this could be I cleaned his face with cold water and a little bit of soap and used baby wipes I then use silver sulfadiazine, again I’m not an expert so I’m worried that he might get infected or he could get worse what do I do what sights do I look out for please I need your answer as fast as you can I would hate for his scar to get worse

Lily ried on October 07, 2018:

Hello my hamster got crushed by my little sister while she was doing sit ups he just squeaked and peed but will he be okay as he seems fine he is running walking and eatting well and he is doing fine or should I take him to the vet ?

Chase on October 01, 2018:

I was letting my Robo hamster run on my bed last night and he fell off and hit his head he was stunned and bleed from the nose a little I put him back in his cage and he cleaned his nose of blood I checked on him through out the night and he was fine running around in his wheel like normal. In the morning I feed him a few suns flower seed hearts and he ate them fine and still seem to be ok I just want to know if there anything I should do to my sure

ell on September 13, 2018:

my two robo dwarf hamsters got in a fight and one ended up injured and bleeding...he doesn't show any signs of serious injury but i separated the two anyways. please help i don't know what to do now!!

Anna on July 05, 2018:

Brenda!!!

You say you loved your hamster, you are not an animal lover in fact do you?

Why did you not take her to vets straight? How the f..k even think of step on her to make her die? You supposed to run to the vet ASAP and not think of how to kill her.

You some people just disgustingly unable to take care of a pet, I wish all of the freeky owners get what they deserve in the end. Finished.

Veryworried on June 21, 2018:

Hi! My husband was cleaning my hampsters cage. My 3 year old dropped a rock on my hampsters in the container she was in while cleaning. We thought she was dead but was still breathing. It fell on her upper body near her head. She is still alive but can barely move. She won't get up but can barely move her front or back legs. What should we do???

WON!WON! on May 25, 2018:

Please help,my dog reached up and snatched my russian dwarf hamster out of the ball while i was cleaning the cage... And for the longest time she didnt move, She's been shoving her head into the bedding and breathing rapidly. HELP. I dont know what to do

Joshua on April 29, 2018:

So I was moving my hamster from her cage to go play with her downstairs right and for some crazy ass reason she decides it's an amazing time to practice skydiving and of course she lands and her neck is bent backwards so I'm panicking like a motherfucker so I just click it back into place and then she acts like nothing happened like wtf btw this was about 5ft high onto a wooden floor head first (p.s she died last year from old age she was 4 yrs old this happened when she was 2)

Vanesa on April 09, 2018:

My hamster hurts her small toe and it’s bleeding, how can I help her cure?

Darsini on April 05, 2018:

Around a week a go one of my hamster was bitten by it's mother(she was pregnant; I have already moved it to another place) and it's tail was bleeding. I tried to take her so that I can check on it injury but it during come to me as it still isn't used to me yet. Yesterday I noticed that my young hamster's tail looked weird and one of its paw was red and swollen . It was also limping. So I had it transferred to a storage box as I was worried that it might be affected and the other hamsters might oso contract it. I am really worried about it . What should I do ?

Alyssa the bitch on March 30, 2018:

so cute

help! on February 25, 2018:

My hamster has blood around his eye and there is a cut should I take him to the vet or not.

- thank you

Jin on February 12, 2018:

My hamster just gave birth few days ago and has been taking care of her litters well. But last night, while I was out, my other hamster which is pregnant from another cage escaped and got inside my mother hamster's cage. They got into an ugly fight. I separated them right away when I found out. The mother hamster is badly injured. Her left arm has a big bite wound and her left eye is kinda busted (though I cant really tell because it's covered with blood). As of now she's still nursing her babies. There is no vet in our area so I dont know what to do.

Question:

1. Can I touch the mother hamster to treat her wounds? If yes, what kind of antiseptic should I use that is safe for nursing hammie?

2. Do you think my hamster will survive?

3. Worst case scenario and she dies, what should I do with the babies?

4. Why did the other pregnant hamster attack the mommy hamster?

Thank you

Isabelle’s on January 06, 2018:

How about if a hamster is going to try and get through your bed and you try to push it away and it gets injured and the hamster is to weak to move or get up and fall down

Isabella on January 05, 2018:

My hamster fell and got injured in her nose. She was bleeding but I stopped the bleeding. Now she’s making weird noices while breathing. What should I do? :(

brenda on December 02, 2017:

so my hamster died today. i left a little of the top of the cage open last night and this morning my mom found him on the floor a few feet away from the cage. Note that the cage was on a shelf. The hamster was laying dead but was still breathing. he was taking big breathes until he stopped breathing. he didn't move and his eyes were HUUGEE!!. i think that he escaped him cage, hit his head on the glass table below the shelf, and he hit is head when he hit the floor, and he kept walking but he couldn't so he fell. I let him suffer but my friends said i should step on him but i didn't want to or i would feel more depressed. I BELIEVE that happened bc how the hell can a hamster in its cage like on a shelf appear to be on the floor the day after?? I loved her so much but me and my dad will do a funeral tomorrow and dig her up in the soil :(

Rose on November 28, 2017:

Please, please, please help! We have a dwarf hamster and she has deep gashes on both sides of her neck. We have a cat and all sign show that the cat got to her. She's in the corner of her cage shivering. We are a bit ecomonimically challenged. What can we do? Please help, I really don't want our hamster to die. We just got her two months ago and she's the sweetest thing. Please, please, please help me.

Scarlett on November 09, 2017:

Hello! I have 2 dwarfs hamsters and this afternoon I found one of them screaming cause the other was attacking it, the bottom of the hamster was all bleeding and looked really sore, he’s also got blood on some of his back to.. I read on a website that when hamsters are happy their ears are up, he used to be really friendly and always had his ears up now he’s quite to himself, I’ve split the 2 hamsters up in different cages cause I didn’t want to risk him getting hurt anymore, what should I do about this?

Nayeli on October 06, 2017:

I have a gerbil and today my dog got a hold on him. he limping now and the dog got a hold on his tail. What should I do?? Help!!

Hartsa on October 01, 2017:

Please help! My hamster im not sure what type it is, has a swollen rib, it seems to be squashed but its still alive but is refusing to eat and is running away whenever i touch it (its usually not like this) the front part is all squashed im scared it might die please what should i do?

Sandra on September 13, 2017:

Hi there we have a rat and a hamster and we put the cages a bit too close and the rat got a hold of our hamsters leg. It is swollen and shes limping now. We have no vets in the area thats willing to treat hamsters, please advise. Thanx

Ash on August 28, 2017:

My dog took my hamster from my hands while I was holding him and ran off I grabbed the hamster her seems to be fine no bleeding but should I take him to the vets just to be sure

Please! Before it's too late!!! on July 28, 2017:

Please! Help! What should i do?? I have a pet guinea pig (teddy bear type) and he always love to play outside of his cage (i mean my whole house) and one night, when he is outside of his cage, i suddenly found him bleeding and i think some little pesty rat bite him, i dont know what to do! Mom used a wet wipes so he will stop bleeding, i really love my Squeak-squeak (his name) i dont want him to die! Please!

help!!! on July 10, 2017:

my hamster ZeZe's eye is swollen and there is a circle around her eye pls help

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Morgan chambers on June 29, 2017:

My hamster got it's paw stuck in the wire it is purple and was bleeding what do I do

Armonie Dunner on June 22, 2017:

My hamster is so fat and it can't get up it can't eat and it can't drink water because it is to fat and it is so weak so I am so scared it is going to die

Christen on June 14, 2017:

I woke up this morning and my hamsters one foot is missing what should I do?

Lydia Laughland on June 06, 2017:

I have three roborovski hamsters, and one of them, Spot, is very aggressive. He has already injured one of them, Nutsy, by biting his legs and now it is bleeding he attacks the other one as well but not as much. I tried separating them but it was driving the aggressive one crazy. Is there another way of training/educating them to be together without fighting?

Alyssa on May 29, 2017:

My hamster has a 3 story cage and his wheel is on the 2nd floor and he fell off and then he fell down to the 1st floor and he is linping now and I just got him 2 days ago PLEASE HELP MY HAMSTER

Hailie on May 16, 2017:

My Hamster had his wheel fall on him and he's only 3 weeks old!!! I think he broke his arm and leg on one side and may have internal isuess I'm really scared that he might pass away and I don't want to bring him to the vet because my vet would most likely put him down. He's not in any pain so I'm really wondering what I should do. He moves his head around like he has brain damage but like I said he's not in any pain. What should I do?

Cassandra on May 08, 2017:

PLEASE HELP!!!My baby hamster lives with 2 other hamsters and for some reason I think he gets bullied by them? One day almost all his fur was gone? I don't know what is going on!! And now my baby hamster is just limping but breathing and he looks like he has a broken back and his legs don't look like they function properly?he doesn't move but he breaths. He might be dying?What do I do?

Vanessa Greene on April 29, 2017:

My mother hamster had baby it's been 2 weeks today I went to check on the baby's and I found one of the baby with scratched up eye,bleeding head and bleeding nose what should I do

sierra on April 25, 2017:

Im really scared because I was going to give my hamster a treat and i think the bag scratched his butt. It looks red but im not sure if its a vein. Help Im worried!

Ella on April 12, 2017:

My Syrian hamster named Storm I took out of her cage and sat down on my bed she was carawling too fast and she jumped off of my hand and hit the wall. I picked her up because she wasn't moving and I sat with her in regret of holding her at night. She wasn't moving until I checked her limbs to see if they were broken. Nothing looked injured so I put her in her cage and kept an eye on her. The next morning I loooked at her face and she had the biggest bruise on her nose. I don't know if I should bring her to the vet or not. Any help?

Esther on March 23, 2017:

I was with my dwarf hamster after 20 minutes or so i forget shes with me sleeping by my teddy bear, then i THINK i accidently hurt her bc i put my hand on her with probably too much pressure for a little thing like her. I will never forgive myself if she broke bones. i'm scared

Kyla on January 23, 2017:

My friend dropped her hampster and he blacked out then blood or red colored mucous came out of his nose has an abcess on his stomach and she thinks he cracked a rib !!!!!! Please help !!!!We cant let epe DIE!!!!!!!!!

Ellie Dilbert on January 10, 2017:

I need help fast my hamster is bleeding after having a fight what should I di

Israella on January 05, 2017:

My hamsters bum is bleeding PLEASE HELP ME

Dylan on December 23, 2016:

my hamster fell from hogh distance because my cat pushed the cage off

Jazmine on November 11, 2016:

I believe my robo hamsters were fighting and one has injured the butt of the other what should I do

Annette on September 10, 2016:

Help! My iPad fell on my Chinese dwarf hamster and it hurts its arm and maybe it's leg

It started shaking a lot but after I pet it a little it calmed down and seems to be walking fine, but whenever it stands or sits or cleans itself its arm seems in pain.

eMeRaLeD ThE HaMsTeR on August 17, 2016:

My Russian dwarf hamster won't walk and will crawl with its head tilted almost like a person trying to hear through a door and its little face looks like it's in pain (it has been dropped a few times) but it was fine this afternoon and there are no vets near our area what do I do???

Dani on May 26, 2016:

My hamsters arm is bleeding, I believe that his brother had bitten him or they got into a fight last night, he's not limping but I'm worried.

Kirby West on May 19, 2016:

My hamster was trying to climb on me and I accidentally moved and fell about 3 feet onto a hard surface, He did survive the fall but didn't move for a split second, he looked like he was in pain and limped for a minute but started to walk again perfectly fine, I gave him fresh water and is about to see if he will eat anything to see if he has a broken rip or something.

ElizabethHuston on May 11, 2016:

2 of my female winter hamsters got into a fight and I do not have the money to go to a vet currently. One of my hamsters was injured and it's lower body is covered in dry blood, what should I do? Also I did separate the 2 hamsters.

vanessa on May 05, 2016:

I need some advice as I was cutting the knots off my hamster as he has long hair and my nephew knocked my hand and the scissors cut my hamster skin and I don't know what to do as I don't have any money to take it to the vets and I don't know what I need to heal it myself and im really worried as the cut opens and closes

on March 24, 2016:

Luv hamsters

Jade on March 23, 2016:

Hi I really need some help, my hamster fell of my friends bed and when she fell she fell on her back and was laying there with her hands up and she screeched and just layed there till I picked her up, she's fine now running around and eating as useual thou she's gone back to bed now I checked her over and her ribs seem fine as she's running around and her feet, her teeth are okay thou I'm scared just in case there's something round with her, please help c

Izz on December 16, 2015:

My hamsters got into fight and one of them is bleeding(female). I don't know how to heal it . help me with this problem please .

darren on July 26, 2015:

tonight will i opened my cage to get the food bowl out and fill it up i cought one of my hamsters babies in the cage i think i have snaped its spine it cant move its bottom half and can only crawl what should i do iam so up set :(

marc on April 13, 2015:

can you help me.the feet of my hamster was caught in the door of its cage when hes was crawling in the bars of its cage.I see that it was injured and it cannot move his feet.pls help me!

Thomas Byers (author) from East Coast , United States on November 24, 2014:

I would keep it as quite and calm as possible and take it to a small animal vet if at all possible.

henry palencia on November 24, 2014:

I need help my hamster was dropped as my little brother was holding it and it appears to have its right hand broken and its right leg either sprained or broken

Elli on October 26, 2013:

My hamsters bone is sticking out but its not the rib

Eiddwen from Wales on January 04, 2013:

Another great hub on these wonderful little pets. Again I vote up,across and share all around.

Eddy.