Pregnant or chubby?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by LittleLiss, May 16, 2018 at 1:33 PM.

  1. LittleLiss

    LittleLiss PetForums Newbie

    May 10, 2016
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    g1cca2P8RsCCDb9iB%gHVg.jpg IMG_4436.JPG So I got a new hamster two days ago and while I’m very doubtful I’m not totally sure she isn’t pregnant. I say this because I got her at pets@home. I know it’s better to get from a breeder but there aren’t any even close to where I live. I did my best to make my own judgement call at least. She really seemed perfectly normal when I met her. Our local store have really upped their game in the last few years and this time I was rather impressed at their knowledge and duty of care so I would hope that they’d have been careful. It is still a pet shop though.

    She isn’t showing any behaviour that would indicate it but I’ve had two hamsters before her and she does seem a good deal fatter than them. Maybe she’s just rocking some epic hamster rolls? The other scary thought is that there’s a tumor. In one of the photos below there’s a lump that does seem relatively prominent but I can’t decide how asymmetrical it is. Surely it’s fairly unlikely as she’s so young?

    I hope I’m just being paranoid. I’m so bad for that haha. There’s obviously still a lot of socialisation to be done so I just wouldn’t want to do any harm on the (slim) off chance of pregnancy. We have a free vet appointment for her but I read that even that stress could do harm so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    P.s. clearly I’m amazing at technology... I’ll keep trying to fix it lol

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    #1 LittleLiss, May 16, 2018 at 1:33 PM
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