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Old 01-17-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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I have two little roborovoski hamsters who now live separately because of a fight
(we separated them in October) and I have noticed a scar on the hamster who was being attacked. I'm not sure if it was from something in her cage or a scar from the fight but I'm not sure what to do the hair has come off in the patch where she is hurt but it doesn't look bloody what should I do??
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Old 01-17-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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Nothing to worry about. Just a battle scar.
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:03 AM   #3
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zak is right, it could be an old battle scar, but does the skin on the wound seem fresh or red? Can you be sure it`s not a recent injury from something inside the cage? It`s probably superficial but a fresh wound can be irritating which causes the hamster to lick and/or scratch at it, so if he`s running about okay, eating/drinking and not looking phased by it, I would say just keep a close eye on it for now. No need to apply anything like saline (salt water) unless the wound is bleeding or you feel it needs it. Robos are the little tank commanders of the hamster species! x
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:03 AM   #4
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I'm not so sure.. never noticed it before
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Old 01-17-2016, 11:07 AM   #5
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she doesn't look irritated at all and is eating and drinking fine. I think she did it recently so do you think she will hurt herself again ( I think it may be her wooden house as it has a sharp edge ) I do have a video but I have no idea how to attach it
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Old 01-17-2016, 02:15 PM   #6
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If anybody remembers my old hammie "Gimley" had a scar that matches your description, this scar was from a fight and it didn't irritate her or cause inconvenience, we did take her to the vets but they said needn't worry. This scar was along her front. The scar didn't shorten her life and she lived a long happy life with it, hope I helped
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:52 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone especially reassuring as I tend to worry about my hams quite a lot!
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