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my hamster is breathing but not moving. she feels lighter

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my hamster is breathing but not moving. she feels lighter than usual and no matter how much we move her positions she's limp and appears to be sleeping but still breathing. the breathing seems slower at times.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Anna replied 4 years ago.

I apologize that no one has responded to your question sooner. Different experts come online at various times. I just came online and saw your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm a biologist with many years experience with small mammals. I'm sorry to hear that Tiny is ill. If yous till need help, some additional information will be useful.

What kind of hamster is she - Russian dwarf, Syrian (golden, fancy, teddy bear), etc.?

Has she been exposed to cool temperatures? If so, how low?

How long has she been like this?

Thank you.