I was handling my hammie today when I noticed his testicle-area was really swollen and inflammed. Cue panic.
He has been quiet over the last week (I thought he was sulking as I removed his platform as he kept cage biting), and hasn't been eating as much as usual (noming at mealworms but ignoring the millet), so I checked his underside today, and was really surprised.
I expect some sort of enlargement during puberty, but this seems a bit much? I've attached a photo (The area is more pink in real life, as the flash dimmed it)and was wondering if anyone could give me any advice?
I still have antiinflammatories (Meloxicam) from his last scuffle, which I could immediately start giving him, but my main issue is if I should immediately go to the vets? I'm full time at university at the moment, but could try and skip a day to go home to get some antibiotics if I needed to (unfortunately his baytril from before has finished).