Hey I've just joined in order to discuss my poor little dwarf
(Siberian) hamster. I got her out and she seemed fine but then when watching her run around the sofa I have noticed a limp. I turned her upside down in my palm and she has a black
she isn't putting any weight on it. But she lets me touch her and the leg with no complaints. I tried squeezing it and she didn't move away. Its almost as though she has no feeling in it. But she is moving like normal (quick) but its so odd to see her little foot all black, she is holding it up. At first I thought that it might be congealed with dirt but I wiped her foot with a damp cloth and nothing came off.
The thing is she has a plastic tube cage (habitrail) and i don't think anything in it is high enough to fall off and break. the only think i can think that happened is that her foot slipped through the middle of her wheel (its a plastic wheel with holes ) and she carried on running.
I was thinking about bathing it in an antiseptic for hamsters but I'm not sure whether this exists in shops or i have to get it from the vet. should i take her in for some antibiotics to prevent infection? She is too small for a splint i think!
I feel so guilty. Any suggestions would be great!