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Can you tell me what bedding you are using?
Diet you are feeding?
How did you treat the diarrhea?
Have you checked for buried stool?
How well is he eating?
Thank-you! Never use cedar or pine. They are both toxic to small rodents. They have oils which are irritans as well as they give off fumes which can cause respiratory issues. Yesterday's news is the best bedding available. Diarrhea is generally caused by intestinal or stomach blockage. and Constipation is caused by lack of water in his diet. So we have two possible issues. The causes of both of these can be Intestinal blockage (ie., accidental ingestion of bedding material) Worm infestation (roundworms, tapeworms) Intussusception, which can be caused by intestinal inflammation, poor diet and
I would start the hamster on more fluids which means a 50/50 Pedialyte and water mixture via syringe. I would get soem Critical care for Herbivores tomorrow for emergency feeding. I would also like to see you get soemprobiotic Benebac for the gut flora.
I suspect that your Hamster may have ingested some of the wood bedding, which can cause all the signs you have been seeing. I highly suggest an Exotic Vet visit for your little one to make sure he gets the care he needs.
Most pet shops carry the Probiotic called BeneBac. It comes in serveral different forms including an easy to feed Gel. This will help with digestion. The critical contains fiber and may also help to clear a blockage. When I have addressed your concerns, please take a moment to rate my service 5 stars so I can be compensated by the site.