Sister's hamster looks like a zombie?
I moved away about a month ago and I just came to visit my parents yesterday. I saw that my little sister's hamster had gotten disturbingly sick looking. It makes me cringe just to look at him, that's how bad it is. He doesn't have any hair on his back legs, one is black, and the other is scabby and red. He has discharge coming from his eyes and he isn't really walking on his back legs much. He has scabs on his body and hair loss in other regions too. His eyes are also dark around the edges. I'm contemplating taking him to the vet tomorrow to have him put down because he looks so bad. I don't know if he's in pain or not and that's why I'm considering it. He's about two years old. I tried to call the vet today, but it's Sunday. I know he needs to go, but I'd like some insight on what might be going on with him. With everything I've read, it seems like he might have mange, but I'm really not sure.
Last edited by kaemwood; 04-22-2012 at 08:41 PM.