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He has been drinking a lot lately. He is not moving much

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He has been drinking a lot lately. He is not moving much this morning and had an excessive about of poop in his cage. Wont open eyes.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: hamster
JA: OK. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the hamster. What is the hamster's name and age?
Customer: name is ***** ***** don't know age. Just got her not long ago
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the hamster?
Customer: Lethargic today
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Are you seeing any matting or discharge from the eyes?
2) Is she rubbing his face or eyes on anything?
3) Any pics to share of his eyes?
4) Is he still eating well?
5) Please tell me in depth more about food sources for him.
6) What bedding is being used?
7) Any changes in his care recently?
8) How long have you owned her?
9) How old is she and what type of hamster?