There are a few common reasons for eye Russian dwarf hamster eye problems and they are:
- Infection – Under/behind the eye or even within the cheeks or jaws
- “Sticky Eye” -when the eye becomes sticky and hard to open
- Old age is the most common reason for eye problems and sticky eye forming.
Infections – Infections can happen at any time and need to helped earlier than later. Eye infections and cheek infections can cause pain, weight loss and death. It is always advised that you take your hamster to the vet if you think an infection is present.
2. Sticky Eye – This is a condition that happens when something gets within the eye. After a while it will become “gewy” and sticky. Hence the name sticky eye. It is very common with old age and hard to treat.
3. Old age – When a hamster grows older (1, 2 or 3 years of age) they are more prone to infections, sticky eye & much more. This is normal with age.
What You Should Do if your Russian Dwarf Hamster has Eye Problems
If your worried about your hamster then you should take them to the vet. The vet will be able to tell you if there is a problem.
Generally problems like infections swell up (like a balloon) and a can be easy to notice. Vets and medical animal doctors will give you treatments and helpful advice on your individual problem. Do not leave it to late if your hamster is becoming bony, weak and sleeping more than often.
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