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Merck Manual

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How to Tell when Your Hamster is Sick

How to Tell when Your Hamster is Sick

  • Inactivity

  • Loss of appetite or weight

  • Discharge from the eyes, ears, or nose

  • Hunched posture

  • Abnormal walk

  • Scruffy hair coat or hair loss

  • Diarrhea (“wet tail”)

  • Trouble breathing