Signs Of A Dying Hamster

Signs Of A Dying Hamster

If you have a pet hamster, you should know that its lifespan will not be more than four years. So, make sure that these years are happy and healthy for your hamster. Usually hamsters die due to old age, but they can also die due to an illness or injury. One of the most common ailments to afflict hamsters is wet tail, which is another name for diarrhea.

Wet tail can be fatal if it is not treated by a vet. Besides diarrhea, the hamster will have watery eyes and feel bony to touch as it will stop consuming food and drinking water. In addition, it will tremble. When a hamster is going to die due to wet tail, it will become very thin and have weak legs that will not be able to support it. If you suspect your hamster suffering from wet tail, immediately rush it to a vet.

Often as the hamster starts aging, it will reduce its physical activities. In addition, it will also reduce its food intake and increase the number of hours its sleeps. As the hours of sleep increase, it means that the end is very near and you should be prepared for the worst. However, do everything you can to make your hamster comfortable, including comforting and talking to it. Try to make the hamster as comfortable as possible. Do not force it to exercise or remove it from its cage. Let the hamster be as it will not have the strength to fight you.

Once your hamster dies, at least you will not have any regrets. You did all that was possible to give your beloved pet a healthy and comfortable life.

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