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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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hamster spot

Hi,

We have a 6 month old Syrian hamster, and we’ve noticed that in the last couple of weeks he’s developed a red spot on the top of one of his feet.

Any ideas what this could be?

Thanks

Andrew
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 07:07 PM
 
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if he has a runged wheel get one with a solid surface, although that is likely not the problem.

You said a "spot", not a sore or cut. If you are concerned, put a tiny bit of bacitracin antibiotic ointment on it - and watch. It may be just a meaningless anomaly, like a pimple. I've never heard of it before as something of concern.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 01:14 AM
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If it worsens or begins to look infected, I'd take him to the vet.

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