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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dying or sick?

My hamster has lost all hair on its lower back. There are a few scabs (from chewing?) and i was worried that our other hamsters were picking on it... until another hamster started losing hair around its back end. Whats going on????
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 04:16 PM
 
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I don't know for sure, but maybe they are fighting. What kind of Hamster do you have?
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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i had somewhat of the same situation in my rats where their furr would be disappearing and scabs. Turns out they had lice. Take the hamsters to the vet, also look in the furr for little red dots they may be moving.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 09:22 PM
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Mites or lice,allergies...it could be a number of things.If both your hammies have it,I say it is probably a parasite.Take them to the vet.




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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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My hamsters are chinese dwarf hamsters.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just found a little black bump on another hammy. Is it mites?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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take them to the vet. Thats the best way of knowing what it is. Scabs occur from them bitting or scratching so much from a possible parisite.
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