Hear me out here. Trying again, with a more aggressive male who can hold his own against her would be an idea. That will not hurt the hamster, but it will pull back some skin. Another important aspect, and a possible deal breaker for many people out there. Hamsters have very sensitive eyes, even if their eyesight is almost non-existent.

I know us hammies don’t normally get sick, but when we do we need your help. A note to be mindful of Syrian hammies. Increased thirst Or a combination of any and all of those 3. They need fairly large cages ( a minimum of 24 x 12 inches, and about 12 inches tall. My Teddy has his folded when he wakes up, and he’s always listening for some thing or another. Any hamster owner is worried their hammy might get sick. Alright, you’ve picked out your new friend, he’s in his nice cardboard box and ready to go home. If you’re away from home very often, and for long periods of time, then neither of these pets are suited for you. You see, when the hamster eats, his body breaks down all the food into sugars. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Unfortunately the hamster’s cheeks can develop several problems. That being said, a hamster won’t react to sudden sounds as badly as sudden movements. You will need to add salts, minerals, and sugar to his diet while he’s recovering. Hamsters are always on the move and are curious about a million things at a time, but still, if you put your hand on the cage, he should notice it and try to come closer. If your hammy is a pregnant female and you only just found out, congratulations on your new litter ! In this stage the larvae feed off dead skin and other organic cells on the ground. They rely completely on their mother’s help and milk. The hamster can try to get all of it out, but sometimes it just literally gets stuck.

And find out here what you can do if you hamster’s already overweight. Do keep in mind that it can happen with seeds too, in a case where your hamster’s cheeks are already full and he tries to put a seed in there (which often has a sharp end) and cuts himself.

A bit exaggerated, but you get the idea.

So make sure you speak to your vet, to possibly get a treatment for your hamster. No hamster ever sits in one place for more than a few seconds, but Dwarves are terrible at it. An ear infection can come about in many ways, even if the cage is clean. If you’re selecting a baby hamster, make sure it is curious, and can hold its attention for several seconds. Of course, take the weight of the cup into account. Syrians are the most common hamster you can get as a pet. This means that a certain patch of a room you designate will have to be guinea pig proofed. Many people opt to make their cages C&C style – corrugated plastic and cubes. Unfortunately hamsters can’t live in a C&C cage, since the spacing is too large for them, and they will easily escape. It never lasts more than a few minutes, and he does react if I speak to him or tap the cage.

It results from lack of water in the top layer of skin, with increasing age the skin holds less and less water.