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i think my hamster is ill. can someone tell me if she is??

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by josie432, Sep 22, 2019.

  1. josie432

    josie432 PetForums Newbie

    Sep 22, 2019
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    i have a female syrian hamster, shes about 2 months old. after taming her, she doesnt get jumpy around me or nervous. she doesnt even flinch when i go to take her out of her cage. today, however, she woke up about midday and starting running very fast around her cage and suddenly stopping. she seemed very hyper. later on she was still awake, and i noticed that her fur was very oily. throughout the day i’d seen her cleaning herself multiple times. is she sick? or just having an off day?
  2. mrs phas

    mrs phas karma is a funny old thing

    Apr 6, 2014
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    we cant, as we cant see, smell or feel her
    a vet can though
    just cos shes a small animal, it shoudnt mean you dont call ooov, if shes ill or her behaviour causes you concern
    Lurcherlad and Blaise in Surrey like this.
  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
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    How did it go at the vets?
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