Question by  Uareanidiot (19)

How do you treat a hamster bite?

What makes a hamster bite?


Answer by  Katie1543 (12)

Immediately rinse with warm water and soap. Soak in hydrogen peroxide for ten - twenty seconds to kill any bacteria in the wound. Apply Neosporin or any other anti-biotic ointment to prevent any infection. Wrap bite wound with a sterile bandaid, tight enough to keep a steady pressure on it.


Answer by  ralig (78)

A hamster will bite if you smell of food, or have another hamster's smell on you or if you anger it. To treat the bite, stop the bleeding, then treat the wound with a disinfectant like hydrogen peroxide. Once disinfected, wrap or bandage the wound. If you see signs of infection, see a doctor.


Answer by  ybforz (83)

Hamsters will usually bite because of fear or they think your fingers are food. The best way to treat a hamster bite is with peroxide and an antibiotic ointment and cover with a bandaid. If you have multiple hamsters living together attacking each other, try separating them. This should relieve any territory issues.


Answer by  maryanita (156)

When a hamster bites you, immediately clean and disinfect the wound. If the person is under 3, over 80, pregnant or has an immune disorder, it would be a good idea to call the doctor. Hamsters need bite when they are afraid.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

You would need to clean the wound just like you would any other animal bite. Watch out for infection and apply a sterile dressing. Hamsters mainly bite out of fear maybe of being dropped. It might be a good idea to wear a type of glove when handling your hamster.

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