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Old 01-18-2019, 06:03 PM   #1
CheeksGma
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Exclamation Little bugs on Cheeks cage

I have been noticing little bugs on the outside of my hamsters cage. He doesn’t seem to have any on him I check him daily. He does have one little spot that looks like a tiny scab. He does not excessively itch himself. When I squish the bugs they pop like a little blood balloon. Are these dangerous for Cheeks??
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Old 01-19-2019, 12:23 AM   #2
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Default Re: Little bugs on Cheeks cage

You need to see a vet and have these identified and get an appropriate treatment. These sound like red bird mites which can affect hamsters. They are only killed by certain types of spot on.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Little bugs on Cheeks cage

After seeing the vet you may need to do a full cage clean as well. Have you introduced anything new recently? (To the cage or room) that the bugs could have come from?
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