Question by  KellyV (20)

My hamster looks like it is getting a tail?

I did not think that hamster's had tails, yet it looks like mine is growing one.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

They have a little nub, that's it. It could be that you do not have a hamster, but a gerbil instead. Gerbils get long tails unlike a hamster. They look slightly more like a mouse than hamster does except they are not grey. They have spots or are a solid color like red or black.


Answer by  tkoelzer (59)

It is not uncommon find a small nub on hamsters behinds. This is by no means new growth. It may vary in size but will most likely be smaller than a quarter inch in length. It will also never grow any larger. If it does grow there may be a problem and I would take it to a vet.


Answer by  Meowzer (392)

Hamsters do have a very short tail. In Syrians, or teddy bear hamsters as they're sometimes known, it is hairless whereas in dwarfs it is fur covered. If it's not something that was there before then you may want to visit a vet to ensure it isn't a growth of some type.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

If you have bought the breed called a Chinese Hamster, they can grow a tail to one inch long. You would have to check with where you bought it.

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