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white smelly discharge coming from hamster

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my hamsters were fighting and i seperated them.....a few days now, and the one is very lazy lately.....i picked her up and she had a white thick smelly discharge comming out of her.....i read about a few symptoms for wet tail, but i don't think it's it......can you please help....the other hamster is you think she could have gotten bit there and now has an infection???? also all the pet stores are closed for the there a home remdy to buy her time til tomorrow???
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Danielle replied 10 years ago.
What you are seeing is the hamster's menstrual cycle. Female hamsters do not bleed during their menstrual cycle, but rather excrete this yellow-ish thick liquid that has an extremely foul odor. This is no cause for concern and is completely normal. The cycle typically lasts for 10-14 days.

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