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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm a little Concerned- Advice needed

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I'm in a little interesting prediciment. I work as a resident assistance in a set of residence halls at a college. In the residence halls they are not allowed to have pets that can live outside of water for some unknown reason.
However being as it is winter break most residents were ushered home on friday night. As a R.A. we perform inspections. During the inspections we found what i have come to know as a Dwarf Siberian Hamster- who at this time has been renamed Gizmo. The owner nor any of her roommates had registered for winter housing... So essentially she left it there for a month to die!

Of course having volunteered to be a winter ra i gladly said that i would take care of him....

However I have noticed he hasn't ate much of anything since i've had him... (only two days). I bought him so yogi treats. Put carrots and lettuce in his cage as well as his regular food. He doesn't seem to want to pay it any mind ....

Is there anyway i can encourage the little to guy to eat i don't want him to get sick

sincerely,
Faylynn....
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 05:53 PM
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You could try a bit of egg or meat or some baby food.When I have a rat that has trouble eating or won't eat,I use baby food.

Unfortunatly if the little hamster doesn't eat,he may have a health concern.Could you call up a vet and ask them? Will you be keeping the hamster?

http://www.animalhospitals-usa.com/s...er-health.html

http://www.hamsterific.com/Nutrition.cfm




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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-14-2010, 06:26 PM
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What ended up happening? I hope you kept the hamster, as those people seem to have no respect for other living beings! You should leave them a note telling them what terrible, unfeeling people they are, leaving a hamster there to die.

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Hi,
I'm in a little interesting prediciment. I work as a resident assistance in a set of residence halls at a college. In the residence halls they are not allowed to have pets that can live outside of water for some unknown reason.
However being as it is winter break most residents were ushered home on friday night. As a R.A. we perform inspections. During the inspections we found what i have come to know as a Dwarf Siberian Hamster- who at this time has been renamed Gizmo. The owner nor any of her roommates had registered for winter housing... So essentially she left it there for a month to die!

Of course having volunteered to be a winter ra i gladly said that i would take care of him....

However I have noticed he hasn't ate much of anything since i've had him... (only two days). I bought him so yogi treats. Put carrots and lettuce in his cage as well as his regular food. He doesn't seem to want to pay it any mind ....

Is there anyway i can encourage the little to guy to eat i don't want him to get sick

sincerely,
Faylynn....
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