We've had our family hamster for about a year and a half now and last night we noticed his abdomen very swollen. He is kept in my step-son's room so I don't see him every day but I know this came on very rapidly. He is very swollen evenly on both of his sides. It's actually more like his hip area about the size of golf balls on each side. He can't even fit on his wheel anymore nor can he climb. He is eating but just can't get around that good. If you look at him from a distance you can see under his fur there is even a purplish hue to his skin underneath. Does anyone have any experience in this? I don't know what to do for him.Answer Question
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:59 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:52 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
I think it may be your little buddy's time to go. Everything I have read says the same thing you have described and the hamsters pass anywhere from 2 to 5 days. I am so sorry and hope that I am wrong.
Answer by Conley639 at 10:02 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 10:09 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
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Answer by dez1379 at 7:29 PM on Dec. 9, 2010