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Why is my hamster suddenly fat?
The ‘fat’ sounds more like bloating and this means fluid is gathering in his tummy and causing him to look swollen. Older hamsters often get this in their twilight times as their heart and kidneys don’t work so well and the fluid builds up.
Why is my hamster more aggressive than usual?
A hamster that is not tame and has not been handled much is likely to bite you on occasion. Hamsters with cage rage often become aggressive with no explanation and can eventually become impossible to handle, will lunge for you when you feed them and may sit at the cage opening and bite you when you try to open it.
Why is my hamster just laying there?
It may very well be a sign of illness, it can also be a sign of being too hot. One of my past hamsters started doing what yours did, and it just turned out I didn’t have the AC on high enough in the summer time.
Can a hamster overeat?
Hamsters will not overeat. Be sure to keep their food bowl clean and filled with high quality hamster food. For 6-12 hours a week, simply provide a small dish of small animal dust for your dwarf hamster to roll around in. Hamsters like treats.
Why is my hamsters stomach swollen?
Abdominal swelling can be caused by tumours, cysts or fluid within the abdomen. Cysts on the liver are not uncommon, and fluid can collect as a result of heart disease. Your vet may be able to identify the likely cause by examining your hamster, or may suggest investigations such as an abdominal scan.
Is my hamster unhappy?
A lethargic hamster is often a sign of an unhappy hamster. If all they’re doing is sleeping, eating, drinking, and sleeping again this is a sign that they are depressed. A happy hamster will be very energetic, wanting to explore its cage, use its wheel, and will be moving around much more.
Do hamsters give love bites?
Hamsters do give love bites. That’s normal! It means she loves spending time with you!
Why is my hamster sleeping flat?
Hamsters lay flat on their stomachs when to hot. You cant cool them off with a fan or anything but if you get a smooth rock stone just big enough for him/her to lay on, wet it and put in the cage. They can lay on the rock to keep cool it also help with nails they can file the nails.
Why is my hamster biting me?
It’s all about making them feel comfortable. Biting is a defense mechanism. Hamsters bite because they’re scared or feel threatened. It’s actually a natural reaction, and stems from them being prey animals; they need a way to protect themselves.
Why is my hamster acting weak?
Hamsters can become dehydrated very quickly, especially if they are suffering from diarrhea. Preventing dehydration is absolutely essential to making sure your hamster recovers from being sick. A dehydrated hamster may appear to be weak or lethargic, appear to have sunken eyes or dry mucous membranes.
Is my hamster sick?
Affected hamsters may die very quickly, exhibiting signs such as diarrhea (causing wetness around the tail), lethargy, loss of appetite, and a ruffled coat. 3 Not all hamsters with diarrhea have wet tail, but if your hamster has any of these symptoms, you should seek veterinary care.
What does it mean if a hamster is sleeping so much?
What Does It Mean If A Hamster Is Sleeping Too Much? Keeping all of this in mind, if you think your hamster is sleeping beyond 6-8 hours over the course of a 24 hour period, it is a good idea for you to consider going to a vet. Oversleeping can be a sign of something more serious that would need expert attention.
What to do if your hamster gets fat over night?
If your hamster is over a year and a half it is not pregnant, and if it gets suddenly fat over night it could possibly be a tumor, get it to the vet for a diagnosis.
Why does my Syrian hamster get so big?
If your hamster is in fact fat, there’s a couple of reasons for that. First, he can get fat if you feed him too much. For an adult Syrian hamster anything past 2 teaspoons of dry food will be too much. Hamsters hide a lot of food in their house, or stash it away under some bedding in the corner of the cage.
Is it possible for a hamster to be too fat?
As long as your hamster has a healthy diet and gets plenty of exercise then it is very unlikely to be too fat. However, some people do overfeed their hamsters – and some hamsters don’t get enough exercise, as they live in a cage all day. It is possible that this could lead to a fat and unhealthy hamster.