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My hamster has us concerned. I came to play with him in his cage and when I went to grab him, he jolted and sprinted away from me. When I calmed him down and picked him up, it was like he went completely limp. I noticed his butt was a tad matted and ran cool water over him to clean it up- that's when I realized the small matte was caused by blood and his testicles seemed to be missing or pulled in. He won't blink and he is twitching and breathing heavily. Occasionally he will chirp at us and it seems like he's lost weight. I don't know how old he is- I got him around the beginning of this year and his genitals didn't develop noticeable until about 2-4 weeks after we bought him (we're guessing he's maybe a year old). I'm unsure if it is stroke or something else, is there anything I can do? I want to know NOW if there is anything I can do- please respond ASAP.
We have left him in the cage for awhile now and the last I checked on him, he began to pee himself. His breathing has gotten even farther apart and what has me most concerned is that he's never gone into any stress related attack before- the jolt or surprise of us opening the cage and picking him up was small and some we thought normal. It's like he is in a daze and ragdoll-like state when we hold him. I am just unsure if it truly is stress-related because it seems abnormal of him already.