Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ashford Kent UK
Hi personally I would leave Gustav alone until he is in pain or doesn't want to be held. As long as he is eating, drinking, pooing and peeing I wouldn't take him as they will only put him down when at the moment if he is happy I wouldn't. We've had a syrian recently who was like a tennis ball but still walking round happily then one night she developed bleeding and was put to sleep, the vets had never seen a hamster with a huge tumour and the hamster still alive.
Hope this helps.
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