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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-12-2009, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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I noticed a marple like lump on my soon to be 3 year old ( will be 3 years in 2 months ) hamster's left back leg this morning. While he was playing around with my other hamster, baby hammie, I noticed something strange about his leg, I thought it might be because he was gaining weight. As soon as I picked him up and took a closer look at his leg I noticed the lump. I immediately thought it was a tumor. But is there such thing as a hamster tumor? I am so worried. Peanut shows now sign of pain, it's like he doesnt even know it's there. I am so scared, I've had him for SO long, I don't want anything bad to happen to him. What could it be? Is it a growing caused by aging or is it what it seems to be, a tumor? PLEASE help me.
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It could be a tumor. I would bring him to the vet to make sure it isn't cancerous.


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Thats what I can't do. I don't have that kind of money =/
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Does anyone know what it can be? PLEASE HELP ME =(
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I'm sorry. It is very common for them to get fatty tumors that just affect the skin and your hamster can live with it unless it is in pain, having a difficult time eating or going to the bathroom, or it is rubbing on the ground because it could get infected. Hope it helps.


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Money should not be an option when it comes to animals, if you can't afford the vet then you don't need the animal, i'm just giving you some tough love but it's the truth. As for the lump, i'd get it checked out to make sure it's not a cancerous tumor, which can lead to death. Also, it could be a cyst will most likely get drained or antibiotics to kill it. Either way the vet is the #1 option. I mean, if you had a lump on your leg you'd go to the hospital, right?

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Money should not be an option when it comes to animals, if you can't afford the vet then you don't need the animal, i'm just giving you some tough love but it's the truth. As for the lump, i'd get it checked out to make sure it's not a cancerous tumor, which can lead to death. Also, it could be a cyst will most likely get drained or antibiotics to kill it. Either way the vet is the #1 option. I mean, if you had a lump on your leg you'd go to the hospital, right?
Agreed.

Honestly, if you don't have money to take him to the vet, you shouldn't have a pet at all. If you don't have money, how do you afford to feed him and give him food?

Jennicat has an avatar that reads "if you can't afford the vet, you can't afford the pet" Very good quote.


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