pet health


Question by  wigglewasp (781)

What are some Russian dwarf hamster skin diseases?


Answer by  mrsshelast (899)

Russian Dwarf hamsters can become infected by pests such as fleas and ticks. If the fleas bite the hamsters skin it will become red, inflammed, and ichy around the bite.


Answer by  velezda (26)

More common hamster diseases involve fleas, lice, or mites which can cause skin irritations. The hamster scratches constantly which leads to fur loss. It is recommended you take the hamster to a vet to get treatment. Hamsters can also get human diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes. Again, it is recommended the hamster be taken to a vet for treatment.


Answer by  janet71 (29)

Wet tail is a popular hamster skin disease that is very contagious. One of the most common is ring worm, which is actually a fungal infection NOT a worm. Hamsters will occasionally lose hair and this can be blamed on the season or the age of the hamster. If the skin continues to be flaky, see a vet


Answer by  Cypress (166)

Russian dwarf hamsters are susceptible to various conditions that may affect their skin. They can have mites, ringworm, skin allergies, particularly when using cedar bedding, and infections.


Answer by  noodles101 (238)

Hamsters are pretty hardy pets, and don't get many diseases. They could have ringworm, or mites, however you should know that hamsters lose hair quite often naturally because of enviromental reasons and the like. If you notice any areas on your hamster where the skin is red and flaky, that is when it could be an infection/

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