My hamster is realy itchy and he lost alot of air in the head and legs, his skin is realy red. I just finish changing his bedding......
What should I do for the itchying and the air lost?????
Type of Animal: dwarf hamsterGender: femaleAge: 6 months
I change his bedding, and I placed multivitamins on his water
She may have a mite or louse infestation on her skin, or more likely she is allergic to the new bedding. They will continue to itch for some time and may need medication to calm the irritation down. Make certain you don't change the bedding with the same type, since it is an allergy to the product(pine chips etc). Go to your regular veterinarian as soon as you can. If you don't have one, look on line or in a phone book for either an exotic animal specialist or for a general practice veterinarian who says they treat Hampster. You can safely powder cornstarch on her tonight and this may calm the irritation down a little.
Hope this helps.
Dr. Jay Mawhinney
will the hair grow again???
Yes it should as long as the cause of the irritation has been removed or treated.
34+ years experience in day practice and in critical care.