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Hamster help? Answered

Ok, so I went to take my hamster out of his cage, after 3 days of rest. When I lifted him up, he turned his head. On his left eye was a big black thing covering his eye socket. I thought it was bedding, or food stuck in it. So, I take him to petsmart. They DO NOT WORK ON RODENTS. Are you kidding me, I bought him here. So we get home, and I take him out of his ball. I notice the black stuff is gone. It was his eye. Oh my god. It was so gross. What should I do after I clean it.

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Atomman

9 years ago

Well, dogs survive without an eye, and, sometimes with no eyes at all.

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mg0930mgAtomman

Reply 9 years ago

My hamster dies almost five months ago... :(

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Kiteman

10 years ago

Eww, bump.

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mg0930mgKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

HEY! Not eww. What if you lost an eye. Eww! Kiteman has one eye. Eww!!! haha.

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n8manmg0930mg

Reply 10 years ago

Ohhh, can I have the one he lost? *prepares mount to place it on*

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Mothys

10 years ago

poor little guy i wonder what would happen if my hamster lost an eye. T_T'

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mg0930mgMothys

Reply 10 years ago

He's okay. He is fine with it right now.

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Sunbanks

10 years ago

His.... eye? Eww... Poor little guy :(

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mg0930mgSunbanks

Reply 10 years ago

It's healing over nicely, not a huge hole. It looks just like dried skin now.

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Lftndbt

10 years ago

Take it to a qualified vet immediatley. I know this is old now. You still need to see one if you haven't already.

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mg0930mgLftndbt

Reply 10 years ago

I have, he said to clean it with contact solution, then put neosporin on it. Luckily, my hamster's behavior has not changed.

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Goodhartmg0930mg

Reply 10 years ago

The poor thing. I wonder what happened? I had a hamster MANY moons ago, and he lived to be a ripe old age of 4 years old. He eventually went blind (cataracts I think) and passed on. I had a really cool Habitrail tube complex for him that he just loved to explore, and move his nest from one place to another every week or so. Little rodents don't live very long; approximately 3 - 4 years for hamsters and mice, etc, 5-8 years for Cavies (guinea pigs).

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mg0930mgGoodhart

Reply 10 years ago

Cool. My hamster moves place to place all the time. He had an outhouse for a while, after cleaned it out again, he used it as a home.