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Old 02-04-2010, 08:10 PM   #11
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Default Re: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

I had to feed a hamster antibiotics once, what we did was, we gave mittens a nibble bar that he couldn't pouch, (we held one end) and while his teeth were clamped down around it, we just slipped in the syringe. It is the easiest thing to do because he refused to let go of the treat and it just kept his mouth open, that is, if your ham likes nibble bars as much as mittens did!
RIP little guy, i hope in ham-heaven they feed you lots of nibble bars!
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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My little Petunia is back on Baytril 2x a day, and ohhh boy. It's always an experience when we need to give it to her because she doesn't like being lifted by her scruff. Unfortunately it's really the only way to do it/administer the medicine via plunger.

I kind of feel bad because as soon as she sees it coming, she starts panicking and swatting at me. As soon as we put the plunger toward her mouth though, she takes it and starts suckin' on it like a lil' baby. It's adorable.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:24 PM   #13
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Default Re: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

thank you for the helpful information

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Old 03-15-2017, 09:09 AM   #14
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Default Re: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

Can I use this when swabbing my hammy's eye with salt solution?? He is fairly new to me and is not yet fully tame (still nibbles on fingers when scared) but woke up with a small eye infection this morning! I think it is just the sand bath :3 but I don't want to stress him out when I swab his eye with a cotton bud!! And is a cotton bud okay to use??
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:58 AM   #15
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Default Re: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

Yes you could use this technique. I'd suggest a cotton ball though as you might poke him in the eye with a bud if he wiggled. Use a fairly wet cotton ball gentle squeezed out in a saline solution.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:05 PM   #16
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Default Re: How to put Eye-Drops in your Hamster's Eyes

Thank you souffle!! Cashew has woken up and his eyes are fine but I might still swab them tomorrow if I notice even a tiny bit of stickiness!! I used a cotton pad in the end and he was actually surprisingly calm for a half tamed, adventurous hamster!! I will give him some time to recover in case I stressed him out but thank you for your helpful techniques Andy advice guys!!
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