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As soon as his cage was cleaned yesterday he ran over to his food and began eating. So appetite appears good.
As far as being shaky, I'm not sure. He seems to be trying to climb out of his cage and then tumbles backward. His limbs are stuck straight out then like he's dead and then he starts moving again. I just washed his cage out a few minutes ago again and layed down newspaper only thinking maybe something was wrong with the bedding I put in yesterday. Although I've used it before.
He hasn't been as active lately. He has burrowed making mounds of his bedding all
around sleeping alot. I haven't heard that wheel so much in the middle of the night.
Thank you Anna. You answered my question with compassion. I know the life expectancy of a hamster is not very long and cautioned my son when we got it but
it is still difficult to watch a pet grow old.
Again thank you for your response.