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dwarf hamster - HELP

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kylesmybaby Thu 13-Aug-09 23:13:39

not sure what to do

a couple of times if have felt like scabs on our dwarf hamsters little head and thought maybe it scratched itself.

have just come in and gone to have a cuddle. his ear is really bleeding and hes still scratching it.

feel so sorry for him. what could it be? god im here in tears and dont know what to do for the best to help it.

it looks so sad

HELP

thanks

fruitshootsandheaves Thu 13-Aug-09 23:21:44

could he have fleas or mites, something to make him scratch so badly to cause a scab?

Take him to the vet in the morning, I don't know that I'd put anything on it, as it might make it worse.

not very helpful sorry

bruffin Thu 13-Aug-09 23:30:38

Is he by himself, could there have been fighting.

kylesmybaby Thu 13-Aug-09 23:31:28

would he have had to get them from the shop we got him from - that must mean hes always had them

god i hope he makes it through the night

kylesmybaby Thu 13-Aug-09 23:32:10

yes hes by himself. do you think it could be i havent cleaned the cage out enough?

kylesmybaby Thu 13-Aug-09 23:32:35

never noticed or heard him scratching before

Blondeshavemorefun Fri 14-Aug-09 17:51:16

could be mites - it happenes

pop along to vey and get some antib's

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