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Old 02-05-2019, 04:24 PM   #1
goldenkimono
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Default Scared squeaky noise?

So Rookie's been on Maxitrol since Saturday, for her eye, and although the eye is looking much, much better (no longer swollen, though she's still squinting), she has no started making squeaking noises. She got especially loud earlier and sounded quite distressed till we let her be. Could she just be scared or stressed because of us having to administer the medication every day? Because she really doesn't like it. Or is it something that's worth getting checked out? And if she is scared, what would be the best way to handle her? Thanks for any advice, and perhaps the answer is very obvious, but it was kind of upsetting to see her that way.
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Old 02-05-2019, 10:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: Scared squeaky noise?

I'm sure it was upsetting & I can understand your concern, it's hard to say for sure but it does sound like it is most likely the stress of having the eye drops put in that is upsetting her & there isn't much you can do about that, it's difficult to do without stressing them to some extent really, are you having any trouble holding her while you do it? If they get agitated & squirmy it can help to wrap them in a towel.
As long as she seems ok once she's been left to settle down again & is still eating, drinking ok etc I wouldn't think it's likely to be anything else but keep an eye on her just in case.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:38 AM   #3
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Default Re: Scared squeaky noise?

Thanks for your reply! She's luckily easy to hold, not sure why she doesn't protest that part of it - though she does try to turn her head away sometimes. Once we leave her be, she does eventually calm down and she seems fine otherwise! I think it's also odd for me because she's usually such a quiet hamster, but then, we've also never had to give her medication before.
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