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one of our hampsters is showing hair loss on his hind legs

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one of our hampsters is showing hair loss on his hind legs and white ashy swelling around his eyes. can you suggest a treatment?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Veterinary
Expert:  robertnjrotc replied 4 years ago.

robertnjrotc :

Hello. My name is Dr. G. I will try and help you as best as I can. Have you seen your hampster pulling out fur or chewing at his legs? What kind of bedding are you using? What is you hammy eating?How old is your hammy?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

the hampster is less than a year old. Food is Mouse and Rat Dailey Diet from All Living Things and the beeding is Carefresh Natural. We have not seen him chewing on his legs.

Expert:  robertnjrotc replied 4 years ago.
I think it could be due to the other hammy or possibly due to mites. I would recommend trying a mite spray or having him checked out by a vet if there is no improvement. The white material around the eyes is concerning. Does it peel off?