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Oh no! my Robo hammie has a lump!

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Sarah+Hammies, Aug 15, 2009.


  1. Sarah+Hammies

    Sarah+Hammies PetForums VIP

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    I noticed a few days ago that Granville has got a lump under his chin :(

    Hes so skittish i cant really keep him still long enough to have a good feel of it. Believe me i've tried!

    What should i do? he doesnt seem like its bothering him at all and its not grown anymore, hes eating and drinking and still running on his wheel etc

    Do you think i should just keep an eye and if it starts to bother him then get him to a vet? :confused:

    Roborovski hammies are so small so i dont think there is anything a vet could do apart from put him to rest (id only do that if he was suffering which i dont think he is)

    Help! :(
     
  2. Flissy

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    I'd say take him to a vet to see what they say... although I'm pretty sure you're right about them not being able to do anything because they are so small :(

    Hopefully its just a harmless lump :)
     
  3. Sarah+Hammies

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    Thanks for the reply, its so sad to see something wrong with one of my babies :(

    Would i need to make an appointment? I've never had to take any of my hammies to a vet before.
     
  4. srhdufe

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    You prob would have to make an appointment, yes..
    Hope he's ok :)
     
  5. Flissy

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    I would be sooooo worried if that happened to Sausage... :(

    I really hope he is ok! I've never taken Sausage to the vet before either :p
     
  6. Sarah+Hammies

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    I think i'll phone them first see what they say, first i have to find a good small animal vet though!!!

    My poor little man :(
     
  7. CharleyRogan

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    Go to the vets asap, my misty had a lump and in 3 days she was gone from cancer. The matabolism of small animals is fast so cancer grows quick. If you can feel it, does it feel hard or soft?

    If soft, they can do summat bout it, if hard, then there is nothing they can do.
     
  8. Nonnie

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    Could be a tumour or an abscess. These things should always be checked by a vet.
     
  9. u-look-like-a-hamster

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    They wont be able to operate because its so close to the juggular aturery

    it proberly a small abcess
     
  10. Sarah+Hammies

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    Its a hard lump its not an abcess. they said that theres nothing they'll do, hes not suffering or anything so as long as hes happy then thats that but if he starts to get poorly with it or doesnt seem himself then im to take him back so they can stop the suffering.

    But he's happy now so im just gonna keep an eye on him and give him lots of love.
     
  11. Flissy

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    Aww give him a big hug from me :)
     
  12. Sarah+Hammies

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    I will give him a big hug from you Flissy! Im sure he'll appreciate it :)

    Thanks for the replies x
     
  13. srhdufe

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    Give him a big hug from my lot too.. :D
     
  14. Jazzy

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    Aww I'm sorry to hear this. :sad: Is he only young?
     
  15. CharleyRogan

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    Awwwww, I know how you feel, Misty was like this a couple of days ago, and I had to get her put down :(
     
  16. Sarah+Hammies

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    He's nearly 10 months now. hes only ickle :(
    but fingers crossed he manages ok and has a happy life. My mums mate had a hammie with a tumour and he lived for 2 years after they found the lump on him.

    Thanks for all your replies and hugs for him its very much appreciated.
     
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    Fingers crossed, give him a hug and a yummy treat from me! :w00t:
     
  18. ILoveMyPug

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    Awww I used to have a robo hammy called Alfie. He had to be put under once cos he had that soft bedding trapped round his foot and it swelled. He defied all odds and made it through the anaesthetic!

    Hope the little un is ok. :)
     
  19. Maiisiku

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    Get your robo to the vet asap. When things go wrong with small animals they go wrong fast. The sooner you get the littlen to the vet the sooner they can help or if he's in pain stop his pain. I hope its nothing major.
     
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    This post is a month old so I'll assume that something has been done about it by now :)

    Peace
    Akai-Chan
     
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