She was 7 weeks when i got her, and i've only had her a few months, so she's maybe 4 months old. So i thought maybe she was just getting "bigger" in her bottom half. But it's just so much bigger. I am sure she is a female as it is also just like it is inflamed and not like to ball shapped Testicals. hehe
It doesnt stick out past her tail, but it's swollen out and down towards the ground if that makes sense. And there seems to be a more red swollen bump where i think her Bum hole is. About the size of a dime.
Her tail doesnt feel wet, and she doesnt have diahrea, but her pop today was a bit softer looking. (as you can see in the pics)
Also last week she was sleeping in a closed in house and I found out she was peeing AND sleeping in there when i cleaned her cage. So i didnt put the lid back on. Could her sleeping in her own Pee have caused it? maybe she got got it infected?
She hasnt been near another hampster in 3months so she can't be pregnant. I use Aspen shavings (not pine or cedar)
She is eating and drinking fine, and is active... when i put her in her ball last night to run on the floor she could go pretty fast but wasnt "FLYING" like she normally does... she was almost waddeling her back legs around her big butt if that makes sense
I'M SO WORRIED... it is easter weekend so there are no places open for me to take her. So it will be 4 days before i can get her to a vet (IF I CAN find a small animals vet, as the one in my town doesnt take small animals Thanks for your help as this is my first hamster sincei was a child so i'm a Newb"
HERE ARE SOME PICS... sorry i had to take them of her in the ball as she didnt like being flipped on her back Sorry for the poop in the pic, but atleast you can see what i mean by her poop is soft. I hope these pics turn out... its my first time putting pics. Ignore the wetspot on the one of her sitting down... she had rubbed past the water bottle.
So any ideas would be helpful... It's a $100 just for the vet in driving distance of my house to SEE my hamster (not including meds or anything else she may need if its serious) and i am BROKE, so please let me know if this is a TAKE YOUR HAMMY TO THE VET ASAP kind of thing... as i dont know if i can get her there untill after Easter holidays
For some reason the pics arent showing up but here are the direct links...
Edited by nutmeg6831, 22 March 2008 - 09:09 AM.