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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-05-2010, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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I need advice.

Okay, the closed eye is not sleep in his eye. It's swollen and he has a scab on his foot. I don't know if I should separate them or not. I know if I do I can never introduce them again, but if I DON'T then one may kill the other. I don't want a hamster massacre or anything. What should I do?

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sorry i'm in a rush to make a decision. I'm getting tired and I don't want to wake up to any suprises.

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Have you actually seen them fighting? Or have you heard them squeeking alot?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-08-2010, 06:58 PM
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Are they fighting?
Hamsters will be just fine on their own- They arent like rats or guinea pigs where they need to be social. If the healthy one is picking on the sick one, or if you think the sick one is contagious, then separate them ASAP. IMO, it is better to end up with 2 healthy separate hamsters, then a pair of sick/dead ones.
If you are not worried about them being contagions, you can split the cage in half so that they can see and smell each other, but not touch eachother. There will be a much better chance of re-introducing them this way.


But if you think there is any chance that they could spread disease or hurt eachother, I would go for seperating them... Its better to be safe than sorry. Ive had many single dwarves that lived very happy and long little lives.


BTW, your little fellow might have an eye infection, so you will definatly want to see the vet soon!



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They're separated.
Yes, Marcia, i've seen them fight. It's more light roughhouseing.

PB's eye is back to normal.

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