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I'm worried about my teddy bear hamster he has a light

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I'm worried about my teddy bear hamster he has a light purple spot behind his ears and the fur is missing and he is a year I think and he is healthy
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Has Simba been scratching at that area? Can you post a picture?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm not with simba right now and I don't think he has scratched it
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It's just light purple it could be from him running on the wheel
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 11 months ago.

that's okay. With hamsters that develop pigmented lesions on their skin there are a few possibilities: Cushing's ds, comedones (black heads, ), demodex, or neoplasia. It would be ideal to take Simba to your local veterinarian to have a skin scrape and to discuss a possible biopsy or needle aspirate.