We just got 2 drawf hamsters that had been sharing a cage at the pet store. One has a leg injury and is bleeding slightly. It looks like maybe the fur was chewed off in the area. Should we separte the animals and what can we do with the injury? Is there something to put on it so it won't get infected?
Type of Animal: drawf hamster
Age: ? newly purchased
Name of Animal: Hal
We separated the hamster fromthe other for now, but I want to know if I should put something on the open sore.
Dear Pet owner, I am sorry about your Hamsters. I am going to ask you some questions as I try to help you but I am not going to go into need info mode.1. Good job separating them. What sex are they? If they are both males they will need to be separated for good because males fight. If they are male and female they will fight accept when she wants to mate. The only good option for keeping them together is two females.2. You can try putting a light amount of neosporin on the wound. The risk with they however is that if the Hamster licks it off and gets in into his system in can cause him to have fatal diarrhea. Even though he is just a hamster the better thing to do is get him to a vet who can give him antibiotics that are safe for hamsters to take in their mouth so he won't get sick. I hope this helps,
We looked at web sites on drawf hamsters and they all said that do better with company so we bought 2! Are you saying that we will need to separate them permanently? If we keep tehm separated will the leg heal without antibiotic. I don't want to risk infection.
Dear Pet owner, fro a website - http://www.petinfo4u.com/hamsters.htm"Hamsters are territorial so if you keep more than one hamster, they may bite each other frequently. We do not recommend keeping hamsters together unless you have a large cage. Two males generally should not be kept together and a female that breeds with a male may no longer allow him in the same cage". If the bite has drawn blood there is a risk of infection, I would get the Hamster to the vet for oral antibiotics. I hope this helps.
I have been practicing veterinary medicine on dogs and cats for 23 years.
Hello, I am just inquiring to see how your Hamsters are doing?