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Old 12-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
Ryatta
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Default Roborovsrki Hamster stopped eating and drinking

Hey All!

So I've not turned up anything concluesive searching the web so I'm coming to the hive mind here for advice:

I have a little female robo hamster who's stopped eating and drinking. She gave birth about a month ago and has been living with her babies (they all seem to be female as well in case it crosses your mind) but she has lost a ton of weight making me take a much closer look at her and I've seen no evidence of her eating food or treats.

We're taken steps to try and force her to drink and eat as a short term solution and have just removed her from her babies for a little r&r hoping that might get her into a more hungry mindset

but any advice would be great as to what to do here!

thanks
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Roborovsrki Hamster stopped eating and drinking

She is probably eating and drinking fine--or she wouldn't be with you anymore within a few days. But the stress of giving birth, plus providing nutrients for the babies for a long time, plus continued care and lack of sleep generally can make mothers lose a fair mount of weight. Eventually they regain it after a couple of months, so that seems normal. I've personally seen it happen with the mother of my 3 Campbell boys. Just give her some more time, and hopefully she will start picking up her lost weight soon.

I'd leave one of her girls with her for companionship.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Roborovsrki Hamster stopped eating and drinking

Thanks for your advice, I let her have a little time to her self and she quickly regained her former sense of adventure (eating drinking and running everywhere in site to avoid being picked up)

so overall a little mummy's time seemed to do the trick... just needed someone else to look after the kids for an evening :P
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