What is wrong with my hamster?
My hamster Roley Poley, was bought a little while ago (i think on the 10th of May?) and she is my first hamster so i don't really know what her actions mean (yet!)
she seems to:
-have vaginal bleeding/discharge of some sorts
-have a weird red "bump" on her abdomen near where her reproductive organs should be maybe? maybe they are swollen? they don't look healthy
-(this one is throwing me for a loop) has been nesting in a new location (she has never slept there before, opposite end of the cage. and has buried herself under the pine bedding)
-be hoarding more than usual, i need to fill her bowl often
-she also seems to be a little bigger
-she seems to be less jumpy and actually climbed into my hand with a wash cloth on it even though she HATES being picked up or touched
- twitchy a little bit, she has not been herself today
-she made this weird yawning crying noise twice now
i think she might be pregnant or have an illness of sorts? what should i do to make her more comfortable and happy? I tried to get some of the blood off aka putting a wash cloth on my hand and rubbing her bottom oh so gently. should I try to clean it off or should i leave her alone?
Last edited by Jinxy; 06-07-2009 at 03:09 PM.