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Black spot on hamster scent gland

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Knighterist, Sep 30, 2020.


  1. Knighterist

    Knighterist PetForums Member

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    I noticed tonight that there's a black spot, the size of half a millet or so on my Syrians scent gland. I can't take a picture of it since he struggles about when I try to look at it and brushed aside his fur to look at his scent gland. I found somewhere else that someone had a picture and it looked similar: https://m.imgur.com/xzaoiDU

    Is this something I should worry about or should I look into cleaning his scent gland? He seems to be playing, eating and drinking alright. He has a sand bath that he doesn't care for or use at all. Any advice is much appreciate. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums VIP

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    That black mark is the actual scent gland :) totally normal.
     
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    Knighterist PetForums Member

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    Thank you Engel! I was really worried and he wriggles out of my hand so I can't have a good look at it. I am glad it isn't something serious!
     
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