my hamster wont open her eyes!!
Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:49 AM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:11 AM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:37 AM
Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:35 AM
feel "normal" temperature, or cool to the touch (especially the
top of her head)? put your ear close to her and see if you can
hear her breathing. does it sound "wet" as though she's congested?
gently pull on the skin on her back to "tent" it. when you let go,
does the skin fall right back into position? or does it go down
slowly? if slowly, she's dehydrated and needs super hydration
as soon as possible, administered orally by you.
Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:17 PM
i can't hold her, I've never been able to tame her:/ she's a robo dwarf so its very hard to even catch her. so trying to take her temp, and listening to her breathing will end up in a lost hamster, she'll jump right out of my hands.
she did feel normal when i gave her some wet tail medicine(i noticed it this morning and bought medicine right away).
Posted 02 August 2011 - 12:44 AM
this could dehydrate her since this stuff is meant to dry out the
excess water in the digestive tract causing the diarrhea.
how did you give her the medicine if you can't hold her?
are her eyes still closed?
Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:18 AM
she has a toilet paper tube in her cage so i caught her in that:/ i know it sounds mean but thats the only way anyone can catch her.
and i waited for her to come to the eye dropper and she licked it.
i havent tried waking her up today, so she's been asleep all day. so i'm not sure.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:36 AM
good since you can't hold her to manually give her fluids.
it's best if you find a hamster-experienced vet who will
be able to treat her... unfortunately this is the down side
to a hamster that's never tamed, when they get sick it's
almost impossible to treat them. when they get sick you
can't rely on them to drink and eat and take meds on
their own. usually you have to pick them up and give
them these things on a scheduled basis until they improve.