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Hamster health ( Warning, Distressing images)

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by Michelle19, Jun 27, 2020.


  1. Michelle19

    Michelle19 PetForums Newbie

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    Hi there, wonder if anyone can advise. I’ll try attach some photos (they are distressing I apologise). Despite vet treatment, we have recently lost our hamster due to what at first seemed like mites, but hamster attacked the bald patches. Anyone had a hamster do this before? 96878F12-BA67-4038-BDCC-9A66ACA58207.jpeg
     

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  2. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums Senior

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    Allergic to woodshavings? Very common allergy. Lose of hair and itchiness are key symptoms. More the hamster scratches it opens up, becomes sore then hamster starts over grooming and barbering.
     
  3. Michelle19

    Michelle19 PetForums Newbie

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    Thankyou. Possibly more than likely the bedding then. We had recently bought a different sort of bedding which was incredibly dusty and gave him gunky eyes. We immediately removed the bedding but the damage must have already been done. . He must have just chewed at it. Thankyou
     
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