Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by Concrete_Angel, Jul 30, 2014.

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  1. Concrete_Angel

    Concrete_Angel Forum Buddy

    I have no idea where to put this thread, so please feel free to move it etc

    Well this may sound really strange but I have a hamster and today he's not been able to open his eyes and he hasn't been eating either but he has been drinking but he's still moving about. I don't know what to do, whether to take him to the vets or just wait a bit longer? I tried searching the problem on google but I can't find anything! He is nearly 2 so he's getting on a bit but he means the world to me would be grateful if somebody could reply thankyou :)
  2. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Sounds like old age has caught up with him :(
    I think you might need to brace yourself for loss.
  3. NYJmpMaster

    NYJmpMaster Have a question? Message Me Staff Member Forum Owner ADMIN

    I am sorry Angel - smaller animals like hamsters have relatively short life spans, and there is seldom anything vets can do- keep him/het comfy and hope for th ebest but not much else can be done that I am aware of. It is sad and hard though with any pet :hug:
  4. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I am sorry hun have you tried wiping his eyes with cool cloth perhaps that my help hugs
  5. Concrete_Angel

    Concrete_Angel Forum Buddy

    I tried wiping his eyes with some cotton wool and he has one eye open! Hopefully he is a strong hammy and will pull through and get better :) fingers crossed!
  6. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    Well that's good! :D
    Hope this is a turning point.
  7. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Wax on, wax off Forum Pro SF Supporter

    Make sure he is able to drink as little guys can get dehydrated fast.
  8. mulberrypie

    mulberrypie Well-Known Member

    how is your hamster doing now? x
  9. Concrete_Angel

    Concrete_Angel Forum Buddy

    He's doing brilliantly, I got him a new hut and he's settling into it brilliantly! And he's perked up loads!
  10. mulberrypie

    mulberrypie Well-Known Member

    yay :dancing_flower:
  11. Terry

    Terry Antiquities Friend Staff Alumni

    :happysmiles: Go that hammy!!!
  12. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    :freehug: for little Hammy :butterfly4: :butterfly3: :butterfly2:
  13. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I'm so glad the little hamster is doing better :hug:
  14. Concrete_Angel

    Concrete_Angel Forum Buddy

    Thankyou everyone :))
  15. Concrete_Angel

    Concrete_Angel Forum Buddy

    R.I.P hammy - he passed away a couple of months ago :(
  16. Aether

    Aether Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry for your loss :(
  17. Unknown_111

    Unknown_111 Forum Buddy Staff Alumni SF Supporter

    I am sorry for your loss. I know how much your hamster meant to you.
  18. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    RIP Hammy. I'm sorry for your loss. *big hug*
  19. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    I am sorry to hear about your little hamster guy :hug: It is always hard losing pets, but at least you have the memories of him that will last forever :)
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