hamsters fur looks wet!!!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:20 AM
could it be because i'm using the jar as a home? i never had this problem before the jar............... help!
Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:22 AM
Maybe he went under his waterbottle earlier and rubbed against and got wet
Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:35 AM
Combined double post:
do hamsters sweat? could it be sweat?????
[Note: next time please use the edit button instead of posting one right after another! Thanks so much for your help and understanding! ~ MM ]
Edited by monkeysmom, 31 March 2005 - 10:09 AM.
Posted 31 March 2005 - 10:02 AM
Posted 31 March 2005 - 03:51 PM
Posted 31 March 2005 - 08:40 PM
What bedding are you using (even tho it doesnt have much to do with this Q? it may help)
When my hammys run against their watterbottle a part of their fur gets matted down, i have a feeling he was playing underneath it or something b4 he went into his jar
Posted 31 March 2005 - 09:59 PM
Posted 01 April 2005 - 02:12 AM
Change the jar to a can or plastic can(found at most pet shops). If you eat soup, then get the can(empty it, but dont waste it.) and clean it out. Then take one of those metal pokie things, and poke little holes in the can. Also put the can in a semi shaded area, not in direct sunlight. This might help, and could offer more privacy.
Posted 01 April 2005 - 03:26 AM
it could also be skin oil that makes it look greasy
P.S. Hamsters don't sweat...they do not have sweat glands...
Posted 01 April 2005 - 08:03 AM
Have the pic?
What breed of hamster you refering to?
Maybe you can try putting him/her in a sandbath....
Posted 02 April 2005 - 01:58 PM
turns out it was the condensation from the jar (it was a glass coffee jar) and we took it out and now the fur is back to its' fluffy self~!
although taking the jar away really made our hamster way too skiddish and now it's scared of everything, but i think the jar was making it sick so we had to take it away!
Posted 02 April 2005 - 09:32 PM
there are a lot of other hamster igloos, nap nooks, etc on the market. just look for one that has adequate ventilation. there are even some made of natural fibers, but you'll have to replace it every few months because they're not really washable.
what i like to do is get one of these little hideaways and tuck it in a corner of my hamster's house. then i put some bedding inside the hideaway, and mound bedding and timothy hay on top of it, esp at the entrance.
this way, it really feels like a burrow opening in the wild for them, and your hamster will be more serene knowing she has a place for privacy.
Posted 02 April 2005 - 11:03 PM
Glad everything worked out fine!
Posted 03 April 2005 - 06:15 AM