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Our hamster seems unwell. she was shivering, coughed and is

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JA: Hi. How can we help?
Customer: our hamster seems unwell. she was shivering, coughed and is now asleep...more hibernating than sleeping
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the hamster. What is the hamster's name and age?
Customer: Fish. and we just got it a couple weeks ago
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Fish?
Customer: nope
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Anna replied 1 year 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 ***** ***** I’m a biologist with a special interest in small pet health. I'm sorry to hear your hamster is not well. Some additional information will help me determine the best measures for you to take.

What kind of hamster is Fish - teddy bear, dwarf, golden, fancy, etc.?

What is the temperature in the room where she lives?

What kind of litter/bedding do you use?

How many times did she cough?

Is there any discharge from her nose or eyes?

Thank you.